November Releases

Kate Collins
Florist Grump

Jenn McKinlay
A Likely Story

Amanda Lee
The Stitching Hour

Sally Goldenbaum
Trimmed with Murder

Vicki Delany
Rest Ye Murdered Gentlemen

Susannah Hardy
Olive and Let Die

Ali Brandon
Plot Boiler

Betty Hechtman
Knot Guilty

JoAnna Carl
The Chocolate Falcon Fraud

Kate Carlisle
Crowned and Moldering

Jean Flowers
Death Takes Priority

Victoria Hamilton
White Colander Crime

Elizabeth Lee
Nuts and Buried

Ellery Adams
Writing All Wrongs

Livia J. Washburn
The Candy Cane Cupcake Killer

JoAnna Carl
The Chocolate Clown Corpse

Victoria Thompson
Murder on St. Nicholas Avenue

T. C. LoTempio
Claws for Alarm

Karoline Barrett
Bun for Your Life

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Penny Warner

Penny Warner

Pseudonym: Penny Pike.

I’ve been writing since I read my first Nancy Drew in 6th grade. Since then I’ve had over 50 books published, fiction and non-fiction, for adults and children. I’ve been lucky — my books have won national awards, garnered excellent reviews, and have been printed in 14 countries, including Russia, France, Spain, Germany, Holland, Australia, Canada, Indonesia, India, Israel, Poland, Japan, and China. My best-sellers include Healthy Snacks for Kids, Kids’ Party Games and Activities, Best Party Book, Games People Play, Kids’ Holiday Fun, Learn to Sign the Fun Way, Baby Play and Learn, Kids Pick-A-Party, and Kids’ Party Cookbook.

I have a Bachelor’s degree in Child Development and a Master’s degree in Special Education, and I’ve been teaching child development at the local college for over 20 years. I also teach writing tips at conferences across the country, including Pikes Peak, Whidbey Island, San Francisco, Jack London, and dozens of others. I belong to Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, SCBWI, Women Writing the West, and California Writers Club.

And I’ve appeared on television featuring ideas from my books, including the national Dr. Spock PBS series, “Parent Sense,” the “Later Today” show, “HGTV,” “Channel 7 News,” “People Are Talking,” “Mornings on 2,” and dozens of others. In my spare time, I write a weekly newspaper column on family life and I contribute to popular websites including,,,,,,,,,, and My husband Tom and I write interactive mysteries as fundraisers for libraries across the country.

I live in Danville, California, have two grown children, and two adorable grandchildren.

How to Dine on Killer Wine, July 2012
How to Party with a Killer Vampire, October 2011
How to Survive a Killer Séance, March 2011
How to Crash a Killer Bash, August 2010
How to Host a Killer Party, February 2010

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