It’s Finally Here!

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Finally, the first in the series of Fiber Maven Mysteries is published!  Available as both ebook, KU, and paperback, Quilting Can Be Criminal tells the story of a little town under siege by an elusive stalker who seems able to strike in plain sight without anyone seeing him.

Welcome to Lyonsville, a quiet place where English and Amish shops and stores draw tourists by the busload for the atmosphere, food and handmade crafts portrayed in the serene village.  The worst crime in the last twenty years was shoplifting. Growing up together, Casey and Brad just want to get married and the entire town wants to be there. However, someone from the town’s past is using quilt blocks made by a dying woman to leave a trail of clues for an escalating crime wave in the small town of Lyonsville. Starting as simple vandalism, breaking a few windows, moving on to kidnapping and murder, the local Sheriff’s department has to call in the FBI in response.  Between the feds, the approaching yearly Founder’s Day festival and increasingly dangerous crimes, will Brad be able to bring the Amish and English together to solve the puzzling quilt clues before Founder’s Day and the wedding go up in flames?

It’s a great ride for long boring afternoons.  There are three books in the series and I plan on releasing them one every three weeks: and hope it helps the long days pass to go on this journey into a friendly little town. It’s a place you’d love to go visit someday if it existed.  Hope you get your copy.

And as always, hope you leave a review on Amazon for me and tell your friends.


Check out the new landing page!

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And just for my friends, in light of the pandemic and the possibility we might all be housebound, I have some Grand news! As a surprise free gift to my readers and website folks…the newly re-edited Oberllyn’s Overland is going on as a free download for three days only, Thursday the 12, Friday the 13 and Saturday the 14th mostly because we all need stuff loaded onto our kindles and such in case we get stranded at home for two weeks and I care about you guys.  It’s exclusive to Amazon.   If you have KU, you can download for a free loan already, but Oberllyn’s Overland will be reduced to totally free for everyone else to get a keep your own copy forever download.   Nothing is more comforting than a good book, a comfy chair and a hot cup of something.  So, download your freebie Thursday, Friday or Saturday-and tell your friends so they can get their copy as well.

Oberllyn’s Overland is a historical Western/sci-fi book; historically accurate with a twist-think Wild, Wild, West and you’ll be close.  (I mean, most folks really didn’t have a Gatling gun mounted on a turret in the wagon for real, but hey, in my world, they might)-so it starts with the family’s emigration adventure to California and ends up with a bang-literally.  You’ll enjoy the whole set-so start with this one and download all the others in chronological order to see just how a family tree full of slightly eccentric characters make it from a wagon train, through the World Wars, past the apocalypse and into the future.  Happy reading, wash your hands, and hope you leave me a review an Amazon. And if you haven’t subscribed, do it now from the new landing page…


Book one of the Triple Trilogy!

The Mystery is Almost Solved!

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I have been crazy busy getting the last chapters done on the new mystery series while trying to keep up with the farm and the quilt and being semi-retired.  It’s a hoot.  However, the weather has been cooperating by which I mean it’s been raining cat, dogs, and little kittens so I have to stay inside and will spend more time writing.  My characters have finally decided who’s guilty-they sometimes seem to have minds of their own and wander off from me faster than I can type, but I believe they’re pretty well reined in and are settling down to guilty and innocent. I never quite know, I just design them and let them go and they settle into their tasks of telling the story we’ve shared and we reach the landing together.  I know some of you are sort of chafing at the reins, and I am going to put a sample chapter on that webpage in here to get your imaginations flowing next to mine and I hope to get the first book totally edited and then sent to press in the next two weeks and released in three, followed by the books two and three released three weeks apart.  My cover designer can only go so fast, and the editor has to have time to digest.

Thank you for all the good wishes and patience as we proceed.  I will be sending my next announcement to my email list shortly and on here, so hopefully, you won’t miss any good news.  Don’t forget to check the free chapters page and the jokes-got some goodies on there.

Did I tell you that I will be presenting a program at our public library on Indie publishing?  It’s March 14th at 2 and if you’re in Mt. Vernon or it’s surroundings drop on by.  I”ll be signing books as well.

Blessings from Potpourri publishing and Springhaven Croft!