Update on the new cookbook!

Lemon Bundt Cake


I’m happy to say that the new cookbook is on the way and should be available for purchase by the last week in June ~ just in time for the Fourth of July holiday.  As usually happens, there were a few last minute delays that pushed the release date back a wee bit, but it all worked out for the best.  The recipes will be available as an old-fashioned spiral-bound cookbook, just like the ones our mothers and grandmothers used, or as a newfangled ebook, for all those modern cooks out there.  More information will follow soon, so please check back on this website, twitter or Facebook page.  I can’t wait to share these favorite recipes with my loyal readers, and I hope you’ll find Ms. Tilda’s Best Recipes: Home Cookin’ from Sparrow Falls worth the wait.  Thank you!

Red, Red Roses: the sparrow falls valentine


Read the delightful short story that readers have fallen in love with!  Available now on Amazon and B&N.

“This is not your typical mystery…”

“If you love to read Debbie Macomber and Jan Karon, you will certainly fall in love with Sparrow Falls!”

“This pretty story, along with McLean’s wonderful novel The Butterfly Caper: a sparrow falls mystery #4, proves that the author is equally adept at writing compelling, believable romances combined with intriguing mysteries.”

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*NEW* from the Cozy Mystery List Blog!

The following Mystery Books will be released in March 2017: March 2017 Jeff Abbott: Blame (This will be a Stand Alone mystery.) Cathy Ace: The Case of the Curious Cook (This will be the 3rd in the WISE Enquiries Agency Mystery Series.) Tessa Arlen: A Death by Any Other Name (This will be the 3rd in…

via March 2017 Mystery Book New Releases — The Cozy Mystery List Blog

Trick or Treat! (O.0)

It’s that time of year again. Pumpkins, costumes, candy – and murder?! Tilda once more finds herself at the center of a mystery, this one at the annual Trick or Treat party in the small cozy town of Sparrow Falls, on Halloween.

Read this five-star short story now on kindle and nook, or in the ebook and paperback anthology from Quaint Cottage Press,   A Sparrow Falls Holiday.

 Happy Reading!  (O.o)


New for the Sparrow Falls Mystery Series!

I’m very pleased to share these lovely new covers for the Sparrow Falls Mystery series, and also to announce that – due to popular demand – each novel now includes at least one of Ms. Tilda’s favorite recipes!  Many readers and friends suggested this idea to me, and after giving it some thought, I realized that including recipes would be a perfect addition to these clean cozy novels.  After all, Ms. Tilda is a wonderful cook, and sharing recipes is a big part of small town life.  It’s one of the things that make cozy mysteries,  well, cozy.  I hope you will enjoy the beautiful artwork, the yummy hometown food, and, most of all, the mysteries of these updated versions.

And yes, dear reader, more novels are in the works!  Two more novels are being written as I post this, and many more are planned and waiting to be written.  Thank you so much for your support and encouragement over the years as I have ventured into fulfilling my lifelong dream of being a novelist.  You’re the best readers ever!

The newly designed covers, including recipes, are available now on amazon kindle and nook b&n.




Tilda Goes Forth

Care for a quick cozy mystery to read over your Independence Day weekend? You DO? Then I respectfully suggest a visit to Sparrow Falls, where you will experience an old-fashioned Fourth of July picnic, a surprising and mysterious murder, and a nosy sleuth. Available now as a short story on Kindle and Nook, or included in the short story collection A Sparrow Falls Holiday, exclusively on Amazon. Thank you, and happy reading!

Click here for a *free* preview by Amazon: https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B00D96VVRI&asin=B00D96VVRI&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_wMxBxbDVYM55N


SF Holiday ebay