Here’s a thing I do!

Can I be honest with you? There’s a lot I don’t know how to do. A lot. And even though I consider myself a learner, there are a few things which–to this day–intimidate the snot out of me. (Is that a saying? It’s a really odd one, if so.) Things Eryn definitely doesn’t understand: Engines – I’ve tried. Well, that’s not completely true. What I try is to not let my eyes glaze over within the first five seconds of every time my husband tries to explain to me how they work. And it’s not just cars. One time there was something wrong with one of the motors in the air-blower in my classroom. When I asked the maintenance guy what was wrong with it, he told me it was the flux capacitor. I definitely believed him, even going as far as Read more …


Secret Reasons

I’m sure most of you have seen this letter from E.B White circulating around the Internet … I LOVE IT. Recently I’ve dealt with some health issues because of stress. 99.99% of the stress was stuff I had control over, stuff I’d signed up for. I said yes WAY too much–like almost exclusively–even when it didn’t make sense, I knew I shouldn’t, or I didn’t want to. So I’ve been trying to say no more the past couple of years. You know what I’ve found? It’s HARD to say no. Sometimes–especially when people expect you to say yes–it gets downright awkward after you say no. Sometimes people keep pushing until you say yes. Sometimes they get mad. I don’t want to lie, but sometimes it’s really hard to say, “I just don’t want to.” Enter: THIS letter! 👆🏼👆🏼👆🏼👆🏼 I am Read more …


What I’ve Been Reading

Hey website friends. It’s been a while since I posted what I’ve been reading lately, so I thought it would be fun to let you know. One of my more favorite activities is to go on a daily walk and listen to an audiobook. I’ll try to delineate which books I’ve read and which I’ve listened to, if that makes a difference to anyone. Ya’ll, basically Jenny Colgan could write a grocery list and I think I would love it. My good friend recommended The Cafe by the Sea to me and I GOBBLED IT UP. Seriously. I told everyone (I think even a few strangers) about how ADORABLE it was. Obviously I had to read the sequel The Endless Beach when that came out earlier this year. LOVED. Heart broken. Tears. Laughter. Everything. Needless to say, I’m SO looking forward Read more …


Welcome to Stoneybrook!

The day is here! I’m so excited to announce that my new series is out today. Cue all the dancing and arm flailing! 👯‍♀️👯‍♀️👯‍♀️💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻🤗🤗🤗🤗 Book one, A Crafty Crime, is out now! Books two and three are up for preorder. I cannot wait for you to meet Hadley, Paul, Suze and the whole Stoneybrook gang. 😊 This new series takes place just over the mountains from Pine Crest, in a river valley full of heart, striped awnings, farmers markets, gossipy townspeople, and a few murders! For this series, I’ve partnered with the amazing Marisa McClellan from Food in Jars. She’s seriously talented and THE NICEST! Each book will feature two of her recipes, but you can check out her website to find many more. Ready for the books? A Crafty Crime Even small towns have secrets… Hadley James is finally living the Read more …


Life and Death in the Woods

The newest book in my Pepper Brooks Cozy Mystery series releases today! Thoreau found peace in the woods. All Pepper finds is trouble.  Nothing ruins a camping trip faster than a dead body. Pepper Brooks planned a peaceful week in the woods with friends to get away from the stress of daily life. When her dog, Hamburger, sniffs out a murder victim, suddenly the woods feel as far from the tranquil Walden Pond as possible.  Pepper and Alex refuse to let law enforcement brush the case aside… they know there’s more to the story. Their investigation unearths long-buried secrets from Pine Crest’s past, some of which hit uncomfortably close to home.  This case is more than a murder mystery. For Pepper, it just got personal.  Get Your Copy on Amazon Now! The book will go up to full price next Read more …