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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Honestly, I'm super proud of myself. Not only did I make a video... I uploaded it to YouTube! It's short and cute - if I do say so myself. ;-) Here you go!

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Did you find all the FATAL CAJUN FESTIVAL book covers? Check the photo below...

Friday, May 31, 2019

Last month, I did something I never thought I'd do. I entered a pie contest sponsored by our local public radio station. I used a recipe I created for my sixth Cajun Country Mystery, which won't be out until September, 2020. Did I win? You'll have to read the post at C...

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

I had a wonderful opportunity. I got to join my 92 year-old mother at the Festa Delle Donne, a women's luncheon held at the Orsogna Mutual Aid Society, which my nonno helped found in 1939. What is mama doing here? Click here to read and find out!

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Our beloved Wiley had to cross the rainbow bridge two weeks ago. I wrote a tribute to him at Chicks on the Case, the multi-author blog I belong to. Click here to read about the sweetest little furbaby ever, and how he came into our lives. 

Saturday, February 2, 2019

I reconnected with an old friend, author Laura Levine, who writes the hilarious Jaine Austen cozy mysteries. I can't believe we're both sitcom writers AND mystery authors now. Read about how we met and what Laura has to say about her series - and working in Hollywood....

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Dear readers I am so very thankful for,

You know all those leftovers you have from Thanksgiving dinner? Guess what? You can use pretty much all of them in this recipe for Turkey Dinner-in-a-Braid. The fact I don't have a better photo of the final product doesn't take aw...

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Happy Halloween! This is the perfect time to share my recipe for Spicy Cajun Sugar Cookies, a delicious treat with a slight kick. I invented this recipe, but I share Cajun recipes from a variety of sources in my newsletter every month. If you'd like to sign up for it, ...

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

I'm so happy to share that MARDI GRAS MURDER, my fourth Cajun Country Mystery, officially releases today!

 Here's a little about the book, which Publishers Weekly called "superior" and "a winner..."

USA Today bestselling author Ellen Byron is back at it with fan-favorite...