Happy Burns Night!



Looking for something to read?  Red, Red Roses: a sparrow falls valentine is “an O’Henry-esque tale with a delightful ending”.  Available now on Amazon, B&N and also in the short story collection, A Sparrow Falls Holiday.  Happy reading!




SALE! 3 days only! #amazonprime

For a limited time, the ebook versions of  Tilda’s Best Recipes: home cookin’ from Sparrow Falls and A Distant Murder: sparrow falls mystery #1 are available for 99 cents each! And because many of my readers prefer to use Nook, I’ve also scheduled the sale on Barnes & Noble.  Thank you, and happy reading!  (And happy cooking too!)

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Lemon Bundt Cake

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The new cookbook has finally arrived! I hope y’all like it.  Available now as an ebook on Amazon and Barnes and Noble, or as a very nice spiral-bound version on eBay.  Just between us, the print version is my personal favorite.  I designed it as an homage to the ones my grandmother and favorite aunts used, as they were fabulous cooks and gracious southern ladies – rather like Ms. Tilda.  And also used those lovely old-fashioned cookbooks as inspiration for the one that Addie finds, and ultimately uses to solve a mystery, in the Sparrow Falls novel The Butterfly Caper.  Enjoy, and happy cooking!

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spiral-bound cookbook available on eBay

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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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