Let Me Introduce Myself...


Hi, and thanks for visiting my blog! I thought I'd take a minute to introduce myself. I've been reading mysteries since I was a kid, and I had a shelf full of Nancy Drew books with the iconic yellow covers. I'm pretty sure I read every novel published in the series between 1970 and 1980. (You can probably guess my age if you think about it... Okay, I'm 51.) Here's my picture:

I've been a writer my entire professional life. Some of you sleuths might recognize me as an author with a different name. I will let you track that down, if you're interested. We share a love of mysteries, right??

I live in an incredibly cute town that serves as the inspiration for Sylvan Creek in my Lucky Paws Petsitting books. In fact, I lived in the apartment that character Moxie Bloom "inhabits" in the novels. This photo doesn't do the place justice, but here you go:

Like my character Daphne Templeton, I have a Ph.D., but I never use it. When I'm not writing, I run a pet sitting business called Barkley's. And, like Daphne's mother, my mom begs me to do something different. But I love hanging out with animals - especially my dog Big Pup and my cat Potpie.

Whoa. Don't know why they are so big, but I can't seem to fix that!

I also have three daughters, one of whom shares my love of horseback riding. And we all love to cook and eat. And eat. And eat. My daughter Julia's first word was "french fry."

That's a little bit about me. I really look forward to getting to know some of you. Please share your favorite recipes, stop by to chat about books, and look for my upcoming interactive "You Dunnit" event. Details to come, but I think it's going to be really fun. And there will be prizes!