Newly reissued

A Moonstone Wedding. Light-hearted romance-mystery. What could possibly go wrong when planning a big wedding? The humorous and romantic fast-paced mystery featuring lovable, mismatched Margie and Tony. It’s available now

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New Deadly Fudge Divas now available

Cover: Deadly Fudge DivasBook 4 in the Fudge Shop Mystery Series.
Available through Amazon and Writers Exchange Publishing in ebook and paperback.

When five former college cheerleaders and friends come to Door County, Wisconsin, to reconnect after 30 years for a weekend of fudge and chocolate facials at Ava Oosterling’s new B&B, Ava and her Grandpa Gil have their hands full when a not-so-sweet murder becomes unwanted entertainment.

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NEW e-book re-issues of my novella series set in Northern Wisconsin!

  • When Rudolph Was Kidnapped
  • Misbehavin’ in Moonstone
  • Mrs. Claus and the Moonstone Murders



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Novellas now available on Kindle


For the first time the novellas ‘When Rudolph Was Kidnapped” and “Misbehavin’ in Moonstone’ are now available as singles and not part of collections with other writers. They cost $1.99 at Amazon.


Novella covers

When Rudolph Was Kidnapped and MisBehavin’ in Moonstone

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Spring 2015: A new book and new events!

This spring brings me a new novel and several speaking engagements. I hope you can join me!

Coming April 7! Five-Alarm Fudge

The national-bestselling series continues with Ava and Grandpa Gil in the chocolate crosshairs of a deadly arsonist spoiling a visit by Belgium’s fudge-loving royal family to Door County, Wis. and the village of Namur, where a famous divinity fudge recipe may have been hidden back in the 1800s. Will the maker of Cinderella Pink Fairy Tale Fudge get her prince finally?

Book Launch for Five-Alarm Fudge

April 11, 2015
2 p.m., Book launch, Five-Alarm Fudge
Mystery to Me Bookstore
1863 Monroe St., Madison, Wis.
Free fudge & door prizes

Other events

March 27-29
Writers’ Institute conference
Christine’s workshop:  Story Physics, Putting Power in Your Book
10-11:30 a.m., Fri., March 27
Concourse Hotel, Madison, Wis.

March 29
Featured all week at the blog, “Fifty Authors from Fifty States”
Christine writes about her birthplace state, Illinois
Fudge giveaway for blog visitors

April 15
“Killer Women in Fiction”
6-7:30 p.m., Monona Public Library
National Library Week celebration
Free panel discussion; several authors.

April 17-18
Waupaca Bookfest (and fundraiser)
Public Library, 107 S. Main St., Waupaca, Wis.
Presenting:  Write Your Novel Like a Pro, April 17, 1-2:30 p.m. (Pre-reg required. Limit 30.)
Also:  7 p.m., Friday, Author Reception (ticket)
Saturday free panel discussions, readings, autograph party

Other blogs to visit during my April blog tour
Look for giveaways at many:  April 3, Lori’s Reading Corner; April 7, A Cozy Girl Reads; April 13, Fresh Fiction; April 15, Escape with Dollycas Into A Book; April 17, Books-N-Kisses Review; April 23, Marie’s Cozy Corner.

June 15-19
Write-by-the-Lake Writer’s Workshop & Retreat
11 classes, open to beginners/advanced. Poetry, fiction, nonfiction, memoir, personal essays. Christine DeSmet’s Master Class is currently full, but check out two other Master Classes for full novels and your first 50 pages.
Held at Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St.

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