I may have too many hobbies. I love reading, writing, sewing, knitting, crocheting, and going on long walks with my dogs. I believe I want to make quilts. Sometimes I try to teach myself (not very successfully) how to play the piano.
A few years ago, I discovered embroidering using software and high-tech sewing machines. I'm not certain that everything I own simply must be embroidered, but creating the designs is really, really fun. And they'd go so well on crazy quilts...
I live way out in the country, a long drive from stores that sell supplies for people who like to create and embellish their own textiles and garments.
Sooooo....I invented Threadville, a village where everything I might want for my projects is on one short street, and I created Willow Vanderling, who is thrilled to own a machine embroidery boutique selling the gorgeous threads, fabrics, software, and machines that I wish I could find just down the block.
From time to time, Willow and her Threadville friends may need to take time out from their creative work to solve a murder or two. I hope you'll join them...
To read excerpts, keep up with Willow's activities between books, and learn more about Threadville, visit http://ThreadvilleMysteries.com/
DIRE THREADS was nominated for an Agatha Award for the Best First Novel of 2011 and was on the shortlist for the 2012 Bloody Words "Bony Blithe" Light Mystery Award.
THREADED FOR TROUBLE was on the shortlist for the 2013 Bloody Words "Bony Blithe" Light Mystery Award.
THREAD AND BURIED is the latest Threadville Mystery, out June 4, 2013.
Watch for more Threadville Mysteries, scheduled for 2014 and 2015.