New Series Launch!

Hello Readers and Writers–

I’m so excited to announce the release of book one in my newest series, Cookie Crumbles Mysteries!  It’s called One Corrupt Cookie, and it takes place in Paradise Bay, California–right between Ventura and Santa Barbara, on the coast.

The protagonist is a 31-year old baker named Anna Mae Jorgenson.  Close family and friends call her “Cookie.”  She lives in a mobile home park, right on the beach, and she bakes a mean cookie.  Her grandmother willed the bakery to Cookie and her three older brothers.  She wants to keep the bakery, but her brothers want to sell it.  A deal is struck.  She has six months to buy them out, or the bakery will be sold.  Each book in the series gets her one month closer to the deadline.

Will she make it?  Read the first in the series to find out how she’s doing.  The next book, One Criminal Cookie, should be out in November.

Happy Reading and Writing to You All,

Jill-Ayn

PS.  Her grandmother haunts the bakery and throws  potholders at Cookie if she messes up one of her recipes.  (I think my grandmother would do that to me too, if I messed up one of hers!)

For Fans of the Senior Delinquents Mini-Mystery Series

Hello Readers!

The newest in the Senior Delinquents Mini-Mystery Series is out! It’s called Dead, With a Dose of Karma, and you can get it here: Amazon Kindle books. Once you’ve read it, please leave a review on Amazon or Goodreads–or BOTH!

Now onto the next project. I’m starting a new series called The Cookie . . . → Read More: For Fans of the Senior Delinquents Mini-Mystery Series

Research–A Little, A Lot, Or None At All

Hello Fellow Readers–

This is a question I get asked all the time: “How much research do you have to do for a book?” Well, it all depends on the book and the topic. Sometimes I need to do a lot, and sometimes none at all, and everywhere in between.

For my Annie Malone, P.I. . . . → Read More: Research–A Little, A Lot, Or None At All

Reviews of Cozy Mysteries I’ve Read Recently

Hello Fellow Readers and Writers–

I read a LOT of books, but mostly cozy mysteries. (Maybe that’s why I like writing them, as well.) Anyway, I thought you’d like to see what I’m currently reading, and how I like those cozy mysteries. Ready?

The first book is Death By Chocolate Lab, by Bethany Blake (Kensington . . . → Read More: Reviews of Cozy Mysteries I’ve Read Recently

My Journey to Becoming a Writer

Hi Readers and Writers–

Some of you asked how I became a writer. Well, here goes . . . .

I’ve been a voracious reader since a very early age. My brother had a set of Hardy Boys Mysteries, and that’s where my love of mysteries started, I guess. By the time I was 12, . . . → Read More: My Journey to Becoming a Writer