A new year filled with…


Thanks so much to everyone who contacted me to let me know they were thrilled to have Tressa Jayne Turner back in the saddle. I’m delighted with the response CALAMITY JAYNE AND THE TROUBLE WITH TANDEMS, book 8 in the Calamity Jayne Mysteries Series received! A BIG thank you to all my readers for being so patient while waiting for Tressa’s return. You guys are the best!

So what’s up next for Tressa Jayne and Company?

Tressa’s TribRide “odyssey” is over and she’s got her “land legs” back and is about to embark on her very own Dating Game with Ranger Rick Townsend. But no sooner does she settle into her job at the Gazette than Tressa’s on the trail of serial vandals who are literally painting the town fifty shades of red, white, and hot pink.

Meanwhile, Tressa’s “gammy” is feuding with her neighbor, Tressa’s sister-in-law is issuing baby ultimatums and the clock is ticking.

Plus, there’s still there’s still the matter of those five little questions Manny DeMarco has agreed to answer…






  • Coming summer, 2015–THE SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING LAWN GNOME, Book 8 in the Calamity Jayne Mystery series!
  • NEW RELEASE NEWS!!! Book Seven in the Calamity Jayne Mystery series, THE TROUBLE WITH TANDEMS, will be out July 21st!!! Yippee, skippy!
  • 03/29/2014 – Calamity Jayne’s Seventh mystery is done! As soon as I have a firm release date, I’ll let you know! It’s gonna be another doozy!
  • 12/4/2013 – SIX GEESE A’ SLAYING, a Calamity Jayne mini-mystery from Amazon’s new StoryFront is out today! Check out all 12 stories in the TWELVE KILLER DAYS OF FICTION collection!
  • 11/21/2013 – SIX GEESE A’ SLAYING coming December 4th! Can’t say more yet, but check back December 4th for details!
  • 9/21/2013 – Check out my exciting news above! And stay tuned for even more exciting news of an…er…”seasonal” nature. All I can say right now, is it’s gonna be a “Killer Christmas!” Hehe.
  • 3/21/2013 – Ran into a kerfuffle (or two) getting my next Calamity Caper ready for prime time. Hope to have updated release date soon. I’m also dipping my toes into western historical romance! More on that soon. Now, back to Calamity…
  • 2/8/2013 – It’s crunch time here. I’m edging ever closer to the finish line on my seventh Calamity Jayne Mystery. I’ve hit a few potholes along the way, but I’m pumped up for the final push to the end. Okay. I hear you. “Enough with the punnybike references, Bacus, and get back to the book! I’m going! I’m going!
  • 9/16/2012 – Fall is in the air and writing continues on several fronts. My next Calamity Caper is coming right along and I’m also putting the touches on a new women’s fiction/ police procedural I’m very excited about. I’m also trying to get all the website features up and running, so there’s lots to do before winter sets in and I want to hibernate. Stay tuned!
  • 8/18/2012 – Home from CA and back in the work–and writing–realm. I’m polishing and editing two manuscripts for submission, but I’m also hard at work on the next Calamity Jayne Mystery. I’ve given it a new title and hope to reveal the cover soon. Check back for updates!
  • 7/26/2012 – Author’s don’t have office parties… They have writer conferences! Currently living it up at the RWA conference in Anaheim, CA.