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“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.

“I was so happy to discover your books. I really like them and can relate to the area, having lived there. I have a cousin who lives in Idyllwild. I am an avid reader and your writing grabbed me from the get go, I must confess I read two books in one all day and  night setting. You really are that good.”
– Annie in RI

Hello and thank you for stopping by!

Don’t you love a good mystery? I flavor my historical whodunnits with the turn-of-the-century Wild West and add a pinch of poppycock to keep you guessing, gasping, and galloping to the last page. Cozy up with a cuppa and enjoy these mountaintop mysteries with a feisty small town community, hidden villains, and the unsinkable Loveda Brown.

To welcome you properly, please 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. But if you want to skip straight to the monthly book stacks, events, steals, and deals, go to my calendar.

The Idyllwild Mystery Series is finished now (except one last prequel, tune in to the newsletter for that). In 2024, our next historical mystery series begins when a woman agrees to mail-order matrimony and arrives in the gritty frontier of 1882 San Francisco to discover her fiancé isn’t as advertised. His murder propels her into a world of power, prejudice, and international intrigue. This work-in-progress is currently at

98% Complete
74,600 of 76,000 words

Meanwhile, you can find me at author events during the year, leading writer workshops, zooming interviews, chatting on podcasts, and speaking with book clubs and library groups. Maybe yours!

Please click below and visit my bookshop. Reviews, first chapters, merch, and even a corner for the cat. I think you’re going to love it.

Contact me any time. I would love to hear from you. Happy reading and thank you so much. You are the reason I write. 🌟

☕️ Cheers,

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