Writer’s Round Table

Award winning author Doug Allyn invited me to co-host a writer’s round table at the Hoyt Library in Saginaw, Michigan on Saturday, April 12th. I was amazed at how many people showed up. 

DSC_0061DSC_0082 Doug is a great speaker and witty too!



The Hoyt Library in Saginaw, Michigan, or more notably called, the castle library. 


A great time was had by all and I finished up the day by donating my Agnes Barton series books to the library. I can’t thank Doug Allyn enough for inviting me take part in this, and it goes to show you that both traditionally published and independent authors can share the same stage.

Coming Soon ~ Bigfoot in Tawas


Coming in late April.



Agnes and Eleanor embark on their most challenging case to date … finding Bigfoot!

Agnes isn’t sure what to say when Billy Matlin hires her to find Bigfoot, and it doesn’t help that Eleanor is hiding in the car. Who is she to say that Bigfoot isn’t real? And, lord knows, she sure could use a paying gig. Armed with a baggie full of brown hair, Agnes and Eleanor march into the sheriff’s department, but Sheriff Peterson is reluctant to test the hair, outright refusing to use county resources for a DNA analysis.

Before long, the Department of Natural Resources and the United States Fish and Game Service also both refuse to test the hair, suggesting that the only way they would investigate is if an endangered species is involved. Never one to be told no, Agnes does the only thing she thinks will get them to change their minds by planting evidence in the form of a road-killed Bald Eagle on Billy’s property.

East Tawas is not only overrun with Bigfoot sightings, but it would seem just about everyone they question claims to have seen something mysterious in the woods. When big game hunters roll into town, and with the DNR and U.S. Fish and Game fighting over the brown hair, not to mention a reality show offering up a ten million dollar prize to whoever finds Bigfoot, it’s up to Agnes and Eleanor to find out the truth, which is further complicated when Billy Matlin mysteriously disappears.

Madison Johns and Friends

For the first time I met some readers at my very first book signing at Diversions Tea House in East Tawas, Michigan. I braved the cooler temperatures and headed north.


Madison and fan

Daniel told me that he has read all of my books. I thought that was great! He brought his sister with him since his wife was unable to attend.
Daniel W. Hanninen’s review:
“I have just finished reading “Treasure in Tawas”. It is the last in a series of books, 5 total, that are set in the Tawas area. If you like funny ‘who done its’, this is the series for you. It is amazing how the two older lady private eyes just barely escape trouble, serious injury, and even death while they are investigating criminal activities in their small town area. This series is well written and a great read. I have enjoyed all of the books in this series and a few more by this Author.”


The manager of Diversions couldn’t have been nicer, and he treated my daughter and I to a chi tea latte. Yummy! His mother also attended.

DSC_0011Agnes Barton look a like I think!


I love meeting new people who never heard about me. This family did their impression of pirates! She also brought her mother who also bought a book.

All in all, I had a great time and stayed over in East Tawas with a Bayside room, overlooking the still quite frozen Lake Huron.


Yes, that’s a truck on the ice and a ice shanty! Strange how in some spot you could see the water and in other not!