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What do you do with a San Diego girl who grew up in a library and has written since she could hold a pencil in her hand? Exactly. Wait until fifty years and five kids pass by and then ask whether she wants to be an author when she grows up.

Be still, my heart.

After years of blogging, several practice novels, and a freelance writing business, The Idyllwild Mystery Series launched in 2020. Mystery, history, and a pinch of poppycock—how fun is that?

I’m now an award-winning and Amazon best-selling author in multiple categories. You can read what I think about it all here, or you can read reviews all the day long…

“Moving at a blistering pace, the plot keeps you hooked with its unexpected twists and turns, and you can’t help but turn the pages in eager anticipation of what’s to come… Any reader who enjoys westerns or a well-written murder mystery will find The Great Loveda Brown a thoroughly entertaining reading experience.”
– Readers Favorite

“I found the writing to be exceptional. It grabs you and takes you on an adventure that can be both humorous and perilous. I felt transported back to 1912 to this tiny town in the west. Will I seek out the rest of this series to read? That’s no mystery. You bet I will.”
– Historical Fiction Co.

… but I think my writing speaks for itself and I’d love to put one of my books in your hand.

To welcome you properly, download your free, exclusive copy of Loveda Brown: The Boston Burglar by signing up for the newsletter. This is the murder mystery that Loveda Brown had to solve before she left her hometown of 1911 Boston forever, and an introduction to the heroine of The Idyllwild Mystery Series.

And hey, I’ve been told the newsletter is pretty fun all on its own.

Introduce yourself at my next live event. Check the calendar for current sales, too. I’m available for author interviews or writer workshops for your local book club or library group. Contact me any time. Happening now, Once Upon a Book Fair 2023 is June 3rd.

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You can find me all over the web, but my thoughts are wandering Idyllwild, chasing squirrels and looking for a mystery to solve. 🔎

For everything else…

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☕️ Cheers,