Rum Cake Cottage, the fifth Pajaro Bay novel, is finally here. I’m so excited to share this story with you.

Roxy Drew has been through a lot and is a real survivor. She has a lot of flaws, but she is working to do the best she can for those she loves.

And now she has to solve a mystery that is endangering her child. Can she figure it out in time? Well, this is Pajaro Bay, so I guarantee there will be a happy ending, but it might take Roxy some clever sleuthing to get there!

Of course, since this is Pajaro Bay, she doesn’t have to go it alone. We get to visit a lot of familiar friends from other books: Alec O’Keeffe (Boardwalk Cottage), Ria O’Keeffe (Halloween Hullabaloo), Camilla Stewart (Honeymoon Cottage), Lori York (Lighthouse Cottage), Kai Milagra DiPietro (A Christmas Miracle in Pajaro Bay), and even the little Boston Terrier pup who got a new sweater in Home Improvement! And of course there’s retired movie star Zelda Potter, and my favorite stoned surfer dude Hector Peña, both making appearances to add a little spice to the story.

I hope you enjoy this visit to Pajaro Bay. I look forward to hearing what you think of the story–it was so much fun to write!

Best wishes,


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