There's Something About This Small Town You'll Love

You'll love these books, set in the fictional small town of Graisseville, LA

I'm a faith-based cozy mystery writer attracting readers who enjoy twisty Southern mysteries with a touch of romance and a dose of humor.

My books offer mysteries in Louisiana with curious clues and characters who exasperate as much as they endear.

These quirky yet charming residents are just like family-sometimes you want to hug them, and sometimes you want to disown them. Immerse yourself in small-town culture as you exercise your sleuthing skills and your funny bone.

“Loved the author’s writing style, the story, and the characters. Didn’t end as expected, but who doesn’t love that? On to the next one!”
-Amazon reader

“This murder mystery, full of humor and colorful characters, depicts characters embedded in small town drama....”
-Bookbub reader


“I certainly couldn’t help but be drawn in by these two vibrant, colorful and quirky characters...”
-Goodreads reader

What to expect from my books

Wondering if my books are right for you? I'd recommend my books to anyone who:

  • Loves a fish-out-of-water tale: My characters may get themselves into heaps of craziness trying to fit in with small town life, but that's why we love them.
  • Isn't scared of a murder mystery: My Small Town Girls Mysteries series mentions a dead body or two, creating suspense and doubt that's hard to put down.
  • Prefer clean and funny books: My family reads my work, so you can rest assured that there's no graphic violence or sexual content in my novels.

What's Next

The community theater is putting on "Death of a Salesman", but someone has turned the play into reality!

Who killed Daniel Sullivan, star of the show and all-around jerk? Hometown heroine Jen Guidry was arrested, but did she really do it? Maybe it was the director, or the understudy? It could have been the producer, or the naïve ingenue. There are more suspects than cups of sugar in a pitcher of sweet tea.

Can Ev and Shorty solve their fifth case and bring the killer to justice? Regardless, the show must go on!

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Small towns are the heart and soul of my books

Writing has always been a creative outlet for me. After spending time as a columnist, I decided it was time to write my first book. The inspiration seemed clear - I set my zany female characters in a small town, just like the one I live in.

There are many similarities between my hometown, Grand Cane, LA, and the fictional town I've created, Graisseville, LA. As you dive into my books, you'll feel the comfort and familiarity of a small town. I hope you enjoy it!