Fun at First Saturday Art Crawl!

Thanks to the staff at Chauvet for such a warm welcome at the Art Crawl Saturday night! Around 400 visitors came to the gallery to enjoy the art exhibition. I met some readers and got some great exposure for Notorious in Nashville. It was a big night, lots of fun!

Book Event in my Hometown

Many thanks to everyone at The Wayne County Museum for such a delightful book event on Saturday, December 2. It was an opportunity to talk about my new mystery, Notorious in Nashville, as well as my other books, and I was able to visit with many friends and meet some new ones. All of it took place in the building that was once a feed store, owned by my great uncles, now a museum. Later, I watched the Christmas parade that brought back many memories. A day I will not forget!

Writers Group Christmas Party

Our Christmas party is always fun. We read, critique, talk, eat, drink, and sing Christmas songs.

Merry Christmas to a great group of talented writers and friends!

John was back (with guitar) for the party. We miss him!

Mary and Shannon

Rita, Mary Bess, and Will


Doug, Rick, and me






Southern Book Festival Fun





I was on the Misadventures in Mystery Writing Panel. I wanted to run out and get all the books I heard about from Lisa, Kelly, and Karen. The four of us on the panel had no problem finding things to talk about. It was fun to be on the panel with these accomplished writers. Yes, the full house was great, especially with 9 other sessions going on at that time. A very good day!!

Invited to “Today in Nashville”

Alana White and I will be on “Today in Nashville,” WSMV Channel 4, sometime during the 11-12 a.m. show on October 3, talking about the Southern Festival of Books. It’s the 30th anniversary of the Festival, and Alana has never missed! I’ve missed only a couple of years. We’re excited to share our experiences as writers who have attended – and benefitted from – the Festival, and we will probably get a chance to show our books! Tune in!

Alana and Phyllis –

WNBA Mystery Panel – A Big Success and A Lot of Fun

In spite of terrible rains over the weekend, the Mystery Panel at Green Hills Library was well attended. Participants were Lee Wilson (Jenna Brown), Dana Carpenter, Peggy Peden, and me. I can’t wait to read their new books. What a great audience, too!

Phyllis and Alana – we will be at an event at Parnassus in June!

WNBA Mystery Panel

Women’s National Book Association – Nashville – Mystery Panel

I am delighted to be joining Jenna Brown, Dana Carpenter, and Peggy Peden on a panel that will highlight our mysteries, sponsored by WNBA.

I’ll be talking about Secrets and Shamrocks and I’m sure I’ll put a plug in for Treachery in Tuscany, which will be released May 2.


Read more about the program at WNBA’s website:

Saturday, February 24, 10:30-12:00

Green Hills Branch Library