Me (in a nutshell): I am a textbook Capricorn, I write mysteries, and I love fashion. I launched my own detective agency at ten years old and have maintained a passion for shoes, clues, and clothes ever since.
Me (the whole bag of nuts): I'm the daughter of a seamstress and a scientist, so naturally I like fashion, fabric, and figuring things out (though at times it feels like I'm the love child of Edith Head and Spock). In my spare time I daydream about owning a time capsule midcentury modern ranch. I spent over twenty years in the fashion industry, where I was lucky enough to travel the world for runway shows, shoe markets, and lingerie fairs. Now I'm lucky enough to stay home and write!
I'm a Pennsylvanian at heart, but currently live in Southern California, where I've set my upcoming Material Witness Mystery Series. The first, SUEDE TO REST, debuts in November 2014.
My other series include the Style & Error Mysteries, featuring crime solving fashionista Samantha Kidd, (set in my childhood hometown of Reading, PA), and the Mad for Mod Mysteries, featuring Doris Day-loving interior decorator Madison Night (set in Dallas, TX).
I am represented by agent Jessica Faust of Bookends Literary Agency, and when I'm not working on a manuscript, I'm blogging with my fellow Mysteristas. I belong to a whole bunch of awesome organizations (Sisters in Crime, MWA, ITW, IBPA, and, of course, the Guppies!), though my favorite is the Sisters in Crime chapter I'm the president of: SinC Los Angeles.
Me (The nuttiest parts): I dig Moon Boots, midcentury modern anything, and Trixie Belden. I don't own a pair of jeans, think Benihana is the happiest place on earth, and believe that the right pair of shoes can change your life.