Uncategorized

Mama’s Dress Hanger

        She was part of the generation of special things like Sunday cars and the good china. My mother treasured a few items and rarely used those. The living room was not for living, but for special guests and furniture to admire. As a child, I couldn’t fully understand the assigned value…

Read More

Stories are Created at the Holiday Table!

  Wishing you the best at yours! If you’ve read my books you know that Sarah loves to cook. Her holiday tradition is a braised turkey, not roasted. The meat falls off the bones as you serve it! It’s the only time she suspends her vegetarian preferences. To braise: Preheat oven to 325 (Remember to…

Read More

Who’s on reality TV? Me! Coming November 10th

Murder in the Family is a new reality show on the Reelz Cable Network. Hosted by Geraldo Rivera,  stories told are about celebrity families victimized by murder. The show debuts Saturday, Nov. 3rd at 9pm ET/PT The first episode is about Jennifer Hudson. I hope you’ll watch me on Nov. 10th, the episode about Kelsey…

Read More

I never stop learning, The Sisters in Crime NorCal Writing Intensive

  Editing tricks, writer’s block killers and new ways to brainstorm equaled priceless instruction from gifted authors at this workshop! Mystery writing is like creating a decorative puzzle with words. Scenes must seem new, but familiar—not easy. These events help us. #writersworkshop #sistersincrime #sistersincrimenorcal #jessicalourey #catrionamcpherson #genebrenek #marlacooper

Read More

Sarah’s Perfect Roux

The roux is at the foundation of many Creole and Cajun dishes so it’s great to learn the basics of getting it right. When Sarah makes gumbo, jambalaya or one of her famous etoufees, she makes a roux that’s right for that dish. You will want a darker roux for gumbo, but a lighter one…

Read More

Okra Creole, Compliments of Sarah’s Ma-ma

Sarah loves to cook and even as a vegetarian, you will see the Creole and Cajun influences to her meals. Sarah’s personalized recipe cards are used to build evidence boards in her murder investigations. She shares her recipes with you here, but remember, Sarah doesn’t measure ingredients so taste freely as you cook. Bon apetite!…

Read More