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 Fairy Garden Mystery #1, A Sprinkling of Murder is now available for pre-order
 Desolate Shores and Fan Mail, the first two Aspen Adams Novels of Suspense are now available in e-book and print formats
 Cheese Shop Mystery #7, For Cheddar or Worse is now available
 Cookbook Nook Mystery Book #8 Sifting Through Clues is now available
 French Bistro Mystery #2 A Soufflé of Suspicion is now available
 National Best Seller for all Cookbook Nook Mystery titles
 National Best Seller for all Cheese Shop Mystery titles
 Agatha Award Winner for best first novel: The Long Quiche Goodbye
 Day of Secrets is now available in e-book and print formats
 Girl on the Run is now available in e-book and print formats

Watch here for exciting new releases!

Events 2020

March 12 - 15
Left Coast Crime
San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
8757 Rio San Diego Drive
San Diego, CA

Thursday 9-11 a.m.—Author Speed Dating
Daryl will be chatting up her new books and handing out swag
Friday, 2:45 p.m.—Cozy Mysteries in a Big City Settings: A Contradiction?
Daryl will be moderating this panel with authors Kate Carlisle, Margaret Dumas, Lida Sideris, and Sarah Osborne
Saturday 2:45 p.m.—Improvisational Crime Fiction: Live on Stage
With Daryl on stage, fellow authors Kathy Krevat, Glen Erik Hamilton, Naomi Hirahara, and Josh Stallings
Sunday 10:15 a.m.—Split Personality: Writing In Multiple Genres
With Daryl on stage, fellow authors Cherie O'Boyle, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Eileen Rendahl, and Mark Reutlinger

May 1 - 3 — Cancelled
Malice Domestic

July 7 - 11 — Cancelled

Bookstore signings in the works for July

Check back; more events will be listed soon!

Blog Posts

Weekly Blog: Mystery Lover's Kitchen

Blog Archives

Blogs 2018
Blogs 2017
Blogs 2016
Blogs 2015
Blogs 2014
Blogs 2013 and before




Suspense Magazine Radio Interview, November 2017
Authors on the Air Radio Interview, October 2017
Suspense Magazine Radio Interview, August 2015

Listen to the first chapter of Sifting Through Clues read by Daryl on Mysteryrat's Maze Podcast:


Sneaky the Library Cat's Blog Interview, 2019
MJB Reviewers Author Interview , 2019
As interviewed on Map Your Mystery, 2019
Digest of Interviews
Dollycas, 2015


My elevator pitch
Do you write about places you've never been?
Where do you get your inspirations?
Where do I write?
Tips for writers
How do you research cheeses?
How long does it take to write a book?
How do recipes become mine?
Do I use critique groups?
Do I collect cookbooks?
Why do I write about California and Ohio?
Do I do anything to prepare to write?
Are Sparky and Tigger similar?
Has publishing changed?
How do I find my recipes?
Was I always an avid reader?
Dealing with Writer's Block

Speaking Engagements

Daryl is available to speak at writers' groups, bookshops, and conferences. If you are interested in having Daryl speak at your event or wish to have a book club Skype interaction, contact her for availability.

How to Write a Review Tutorial

Download the How to Write a Review Tutorial (pdf)