Book Launch — Bigfork!

img003A new exhibit, Bigfork in Paint and Print, opens Thursday, August 1, at the Frame of Reference Gallery in Bigfork, with an opening reception from 5 to 8. I’ll be signing books as we enjoy paintings of this lovely village by Nancy Dunlop Cawdrey, Tom Lewis, Jeanette Rehahn, Louise Lamontagne, and other Montana painters. And of course, because it’s Frame of Reference, we’ll be nibbling great food from Chef Dan Solberg and sipping Prosecco. Join us!

And if you can’t join us, my booth at the Festival of the Arts will be right in front of the Gallery.

img002If you haven’t signed up for my newsletter, please do. It will go out later this week — and one lucky subscriber will win goodies from Jewel Bay and signed copies of cozies written by my friends! Plus — a recipe perfect for beating the heat! Sign up on the blog or my website,


Counting down the days …

Untitled-4Six weeks to publication of Death al Dente, first in the Food Lovers’ Village Mysteries, on  August 6 — and the Daily Inter Lake is talking about it!

Also thrilled by this: On Thursday, August 1, I’ll be part of a local artists’ show at Frame of Reference gallery and frame shop in Bigfork. Owners Derek and Christine Vandeburg cooked up the idea of inviting local artists to show scenes of Bigfork — the model for the fictional Jewel Bay, the Food Lovers’ Village. I’ll be there, talking about the book and selling and signing copies. What fun! If you’re in the Flathead, I hope you can join me then — or at the Bigfork Festival of the Arts, Aug 3-4, or Huckleberry Days in Whitefish, Aug 9-11.

And if you haven’t seen my new website, please take a look — it captures the spirit of the village quite nicely! Details on where to find Death al Dente on the Books page.