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Writer's Tea at the Salt Spring public library.
Friday August 11, 2017 at 4:30pm
Looking forward to attending


I love to chat with book clubs and library book groups on Skype.
To schedule a talk please contact me by email.
See my contact page.


Last Call wins the Best Mystery of 2017 at the NASE Pinnacle Awards.

Fall 2017 Pinnacle Book Achievement

Best Book
in the Category of
Last Call: A Sherri Travis Mystery
Phyllis Smallman


Beach Kill is the winner of the gold medal in the Mystery/Thriller category of the 2017 Royal Palm Literary Awards by the Florida Writers Association.


The next book in the Sherri Travis Series will be released for sale October 31, 2017.


The second book in the Singer Brown Series. Coming in September.

Long gone Man

A new series with the first book now available.

TouchWood Editions

I have a wonderful new publisher for my print editions of Highball Exit and Long gone Man. The TouchWood people in Victoria are wonderful, enthusiastic professionals who take my breath away with how organized and on top of things they are. I'm so excited to be working with these brilliant people. I hope we sell lots of books.

Champagne For Buzzards won the silver award for best mystery novel in 2013 at the The Royal Palm Literary Awards held in Orlando by the Florida Writers Association.

Zoomer Magazine, in their July/August 2011 issue, chose the Sherri Travis Mystery Series as one of three Canadian mystery series for their Best Cottage Reads feature. Zoomer stated "... sure to join the ranks of our national talent, finding acclaim on the International crime scene."

Good Morning America has issued it's summer reading list for 2010 and has picked the Sherri Travis Series in the top 6 Mystery series for the year!

My books are now in electronic format. They are all available from The Sony Reader Store, KOBO Reader, the Barnes & Noble & Books a Million Nook Reader, the Amazon Kindle Reader, The Apple iBook Reader, Google Books, Copia Bookstore, the Overdrive/Content Reserve Site,Gardner books, eBookPie, and Baker & Taylor.

January Magazine has included A Brewski for the Old Man in its Best books for 2010 list published December 20th, 2010.

Jim Napier at The Sherbrooke Record has included A Brewski for the Old man in his top 5 list of Best Crime Fiction for 2010 published Dec 24, 2010.

The mass market paperback version of Champagne For Buzzards will finally be released on Amazon by September 2013, published by Phyllis Smallman..

The Florida Writers Association will release their Anthology FWA Collection #5 - Its a Crime in September. This is a collection of their winning short stories for 2012. My short story Pink is included.

mmmmmmmm pour me one!
A Classic Margarita Recipe

A drink from the 50's, Margarita is the Mexican equivalent of the name Marjorie and is a drink made with tequila.

Wipe the rim of a Margarita glass with a lime and then twirl the rim in a plate of coarse salt for that nice salt crust.

Put 1oz. tequila, 1oz fresh squeezed lime juice and a good dollop of triple sec in a shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into the chilled Margarita glass and garnish with lime. Or to make life easier (and who doesn't want life to be easy?) use an ounce of tequila and add two ounces of Margarita mix and enjoy.

Classic "Sex in a Sidecar" Recipe

Half fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes
Add 2 oz of Cognac, 1/2 oz Cointreau, and 1 oz of Lemon Juice
Wet the rim of a martini glass and dip in sugar
Shake ingredients well and strain into the chilled martini glass
Serve with a lemon wedge garnish

Vodka Smash Recipe

Take the pulp of a seedless watermelon and blend it into juice.
Fill a tall glass with ice and add 1 1/2 ounces of vodka.
Add the watermelon juice, stir & serve with a sprig of mint.