I write several different cozy mystery series, and I love going back and learning more about my characters every time I update their stories.
The first book in the Ravenwood Cove cozy mystery series has been well-loved since it was released in July of 2016, reaching as high as #1 in all free books on Amazon. As of January 2021, over 800,000 books of mine have been in circulation, and I am absolutely AMAZED by that number!
It all started when Amanda Graham inherited a rundown bed and breakfast, a starving cat, and some dead guy who’s buried in her garden! What should’ve been a simple remodeling project and a new business in a small Oregon beach town winds up with her uncle named as the number one murder suspect, a slew of odd neighbors and problematic townspeople, and Amanda wanting to just sit down and eat her weight in chocolate pie.
Sure, she could pack her bags and travel back to LA…or should she dig in, heal from her failed romance, and find a whole new set of friends and adventures in Ravenwood Cove?
And how could a quiet little coastal village have so many secrets?
Want more Ravenwood Cove? Here’s what’s in the series:
It’s new, and it’s popular, much to my delight! Starting a new series is always scary, but this globe-hopping spinoff from Ravenwood Cove has been a joy to write. Maybe it’s because I love Jennifer’s character so much, or maybe it is because I love to travel myself and do the research, but either way is lovely. So far, there are two in the series, with more to come:
…and here are the books in the World Traveler Mystery series:
One of my favorite places in the world is the area around the San Juan Islands, in northern Washington State. When I started brainstorming for a small town with charm and lots of visitors, the San Juans was absolutely my first choice!
The main character, Claire, was also a surprise when I ‘met’ her. Yes, maybe I was the one who wrote her story, but it was very familiar to me. Claire was suddenly widowed and fairly young, with an empty lifetime stretching ahead of her. When she takes an impulsive vacation, trying to escape the memories in her empty apartment, she discovers a whole new world. Her story was very personal to me, as I was also widowed before the age of 40, and had to learn how to move forward while my heart was still aching. The books are written to have some fun, enjoy great characters and a fun setting, but also to show how someone can come from darkness into new friendship and new love.
…and here are the books in the Brightwater Bay series:
#2 – A TINY DASH OF DEATH
Flappers and Prohibition, mobsters and speakeasies! What sort of adventures can a bored heiress in 1929 Chicago discover?