Tuesday, July 23, 2013


When I first had the idea to write my restaurant-based mystery series, I subscribed to several trade publications in the interest of research. As a former waitress and bartender, I had plenty of experience in the front of the house, but not so much with the back, except to breeze through the kitchen on my way to the walk-in to gather lemons to prep, or to beg the dishwasher for a clean ramekin in which to serve salad dressing on the side. (Why-oh-why do people order it on the side and then immediately drench their salad with every drop?). Also, I’m not much of a home cook, so I didn’t even have that going for me.

Read the rest of my guest post at Kings River Life Magazine. You'll have to scroll down past the (poorly edited) review of my book, which is more of a summary and contains spoilers.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Out of the Frying Pan Released

I'm happy to announce that Out of the Frying Pan is officially released today!

In this third book in the clean, humorous Poppy Markham: Culinary Cop, Poppy is attending a fundraising dinner at Good Earth Preserves, an organic CSA farm on the outskirts of Austin. When one of the guests dies from ingesting a mysterious substance, Poppy once again inserts herself into the middle of a might-be murder while trying to juggle her family, her neighbors, and her boyfriends.