For those of you wondering what the heck has been going on with Sally Solari, her father Mario, her ex-boyfriend/best pal Eric, and all the others in my culinary mystery series (the last of which—Murder from Scratch—came out over two years ago), I have some exciting news:
Sally is back!
Yes, I’ve just signed a two-book deal with Severn House Publishers to continue the Sally Solari series, the first of which is to be released this coming summer, on August 2nd. And how cool is this: it will come out simultaneously in both the US and the UK! My first international release!
As some of you may know, each of the previous four Sally Solari books have involved one of the five senses (taste, hearing, sight, touch—in that order).
Well, the fifth book, tentatively called The Fragrance of Death, concerns—you got it—smell. Or rather, the lack thereof, as on page one, poor Sally wakes up having lost her sense of smell. (No, it’s not Covid-related; the books all take place several years before the pandemic, thank goodness.)
The story also concerns an artichoke farm,
and lots and lots of food (with recipes, of course!).
In other words, some of my very favorite things.
I now also have a deadline for finishing up book six in the series, though, something I haven’t experienced in a good while. <teeth start chattering in fear>
Yikes! Better go write…
But before I do that, I want to thank all of you for your support and encouragement, and for your continued belief in Sally and in my series.