Teresa (like me) was the daughter in a military family, which means she moved many times. She writes the Pecan Bayou Mystery Series, which features Betsy Livingston, the “Helpful Hinter”. Betsy lives in a cozy, little town named Pecan Bayou, in Texas. Betsy has managed to turn her hobby into a business, in order to support her son and herself. Also, Betsy has a cousin (Danny) – who has Down Syndrome. Teresa’s son has Down Syndrome, which is why she decided to feature Danny in her Cozies. I love that Danny has a substantial part in this series, rather than a teeny-tiny role. This series also provides helpful hints and recipes for us!
PECAN BAYOU MYSTERY Series:
Main Character: Betsy Livingston, the “Happy Hinter” for the Pecan Bayou Gazette in Pecan Bayou, Texas.
Double-Tap ’17 (story included in Happy Homicides 5: The Purr-fect Crime)
SWINGING SIXTIES MYSTERY Series:
Main Character: Dot Morgan, 1960s secretary attending typing school
HENRY PARK MYSTERY Series:
Main Character: Gabby Wolfe, has the Sixth Sense, and her brother, Mitch who is a college student more interested in fun. Also, Luigi, Mitch’s Beagle. This take place in Henry Park, Colorado.
PINEY WOODS MYSTERY Series:
Main Character: Nora Alexander, she returns home to Piney Woods, Texas
Happy Homicides: Thirteen Cozy Holiday Mysteries – The Deadliest Christmas Pageant Ever ’15 (Holidays Anthology)
Happy Homicides 2: Crimes of the Heart – A Heart for Murder ’16 (Valentine’s Day Anthology)
Happy Homicides 3: Summertime Crime – The Dog Days of Murder ’16 (Summertime Antholgy)
Happy Homicides 4: Fall into Crime – Falling for Murder ’16 (Autumn & Fall Holidays Anthology)
Happy Homicides 5: The Purr-fect Crime ’17 (anthology of 11 short stories featuring cats – by eleven different author)
Happy Homicides 6: Cookin’ Up Crime ’17 (anthology)