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. 

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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 MysteristasI 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.