Two great deals!


For a limited time, my publisher is running a promo for Treachery in Tuscany ebook for just $1.99! Also, the just-released audiobook, Pursuit in Provence, is on sale at Chirp for an unbelievable price – $2.99! June seems to be the month for traveling. I hope you’ll follow Jordan Mayfair as she solves crime in France and Italy!

ebook available June 25-July 2 – One week only! – $1.99
Audiobook available from Chirp – Here’s a link to this deal! You can listen to a sample of the narration by Aimee Barrett.

The Jordan Mayfair Mystery Series Available in Paperback and e-book


Thanks to my publisher, Encircle, for circulating this message. Now all three of the mysteries are available in paperback and e-book.

Jordan Mayfair Mysteries

Encircle Publications is excited to announce that Phyllis Gobbell’s award-winning and critically acclaimed travel cozy mystery series, The Jordan Mayfair Mysteries, is available in paperback and ebook! Travel to France in Pursuit in Provence, visit Ireland in Secrets and Shamrocks, and enjoy Italy while reading Treachery in Tuscany, winner of the Silver Falchion Award for Best Cozy Mystery. You can order this wonderful series from your favorite bookseller today!

Praise for the Jordan Mayfair Mysteries:

“…refreshing debut… seasoned with humor and evocative descriptions of magnificent historic sites, this whodunit should appeal to fans of both cozies and traditional mysteries.” —Publishers Weekly on Pursuit in Provence

“A visit to the verdant Irish countryside is marred by murder. The second in Gobbell’s travel series is filled with delightful descriptions of Ireland and offbeat characters…”—Kirkus Reviews on Secrets and Shamrocks

“Gobbell’s enjoyable sequel to 2015’s Pursuit in Provence takes Savannah, Ga., architect Jordan Mayfair and her travel writer uncle, Alex Carlyle, to Ireland. Jordan’s keen knowledge of architecture and history comes in handy in her efforts to uncover the truth. Fans of travel cozies will find plenty to like.” —Publishers Weekly on Secrets and Shamrocks

“If you enjoy travelling or have a special place in your heart for Tuscany, you’ll love this book. …the reader is treated to cooking classes, Italian cuisine, Italian wine and other drinks, cafes, piazzas, bridges, chapels, architecture, interesting districts of Florence, and, of course, an intriguing mystery. …a complicated mystery and an intriguing travel book.”—Susan Van Kirk, author of A Death at Tippitt Pond, on Treachery in Tuscany

“…a very engrossing mystery novel with interesting characters in a charming setting. …the author’s vivid descriptions made me feel as if I were there. This is an excellent read that I can strongly recommend.”—Jacqueline Seewald, author of Blood Family, on Treachery in Tuscany

Layne Martine Visits Our Writers Group

Layne Martine and his wife, Linda

Our Tuesday night writers group was honored with a visit from Layne Martine, talking about his new book, Permission to Fly.

Reading the book was a treat. Meeting Layne was an inspiration. He talked about life, love, family, writing, and songwriting. He talked about making mistakes and learning from them. He talked about never giving up, never letting life get you down.

There are reviews on Amazon and Goodreads that give more details about the book. I’ll just say it’s a must-read. Filled with humor and wisdom, it’s about real love and – I guess I would say – real happiness.

Thank you, Layng, for a wonderful book and a delightful evening!

Killer Nashville 2019

Killer Nashville logo

Killer Nashville is always a great conference. I’ll be on two panels (writing cozies and creating conflict) and hope to catch a couple of other panels on writing. I’ll get to pitch my novel-in-progress. Saturday night is the Awards banquet. The keynote speaker for this conference is Joyce Carol Oates! So excited!