Signings and events

Please join me for the Belgian kermis in Door County

Aug. 30, Namur, Wis.

Please join me for the Belgian kermis in Door County

Belgian Heritage Center in Namur at 1255 County Road DK (near Brussels, Wis.).

Approximately 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Check their website and Facebook page.)

A kermis is a fall harvest celebration. Everybody is welcome for the free live music. You don’t need to be Belgian to enjoy the beer, booyah, and Belgian pies, PLUS ice cream made with a John Deere tractor. Add raffles and my books on sale. The fun time is a fundraiser for the Center.

At the kermis, you’ll see the places found in my new mystery: St. Mary of the Snows church, which is now the Belgian Heritage Center; the old country school where the nuns taught; a roadside chapel; the historic cemetery and gravestones of early Belgian settlers that hold important clues; and more.


Visit the Namur Belgian Heritage Foundation on Facebook.

I now post on Facebook, too. Please visit me there for news and events!

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Free $25 Gift Card—drawing Dec. 7

Just in time for the holidays—free stocking stuffers!

Mystery to Me bookstore, 1863 Monroe St., Madison, is giving away two $25 gift cards for anybody buying a Fudge Shop Mystery Series book.

You don’t have to be present to win. You can be entered whether you purchase online on the Mystery to Me website, or by visiting their store located at 1863 Monroe St., Madison.

I will draw two winners at the store on Dec. 7 at 2 p.m. Join us that day for fudge and refreshments.

Buy a book (or both) anytime between now and Dec. 7 at 2 p.m.

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Author Slam, Sat., Nov. 8, 2014

Mystery to Me bookstore in Madison. I’m on at 5 p.m. Free fudge!

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Launch Party June 8th

You’re invited to a launch party!

Hot Fudge Frame-Up coverJoin me at the launch party for Hot Fudge Frame-Up.

It’s Book 2 in my bestseller* Fudge Shop Mystery Series starring Ava Oosterling and her Grandpa Gil, or “Gilpa” as she calls him. They’re two Belgians with a bad habit of finding bodies.

The party is at Mystery to Me Bookstore, 1863 Monroe St., Madison, on Sunday, June 8 at 2:00 p.m.

I’ll have a Fairy Tale Fudge Flavor to try, I’ll read a couple of pages from my new book, and we’ll add some roses for door prizes along with a few other items relating to my series set in Door County.


Do you love lighthouses?

The Eagle Bluff Lighthouse in Door County was chosen by the Great Lakes Lighthouse Festival Association to receive its honored spotlight for this summer. That lighthouse plays significantly in Hot Fudge Frame-Up.

LighthouseAt the launch party, I’ll tell you all about the lighthouse and the “murder tour” that I received by the wonderful docents last year. Bring your lighthouse stories to share!

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Writing the New Poirot

Sat., Oct. 26, 2013
10:30-11:30 a.m., Lake Geneva Library
Lake Geneva, Wis.
Christine DeSmet and Michelle Caffrey talk about “Writing the New Poirot—From Brussels, Belgium to Brussels, Wisconsin by Way of Lake Geneva.”
Free fudge. Book signing/sale benefits library.

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