The latest embroidery mystery, THE STITCHING HOUR, is now available!


In the latest mystery from the bestselling author of Wicked Stitch, the future of Marcy Singer’s embroidery shop is dangling by a thread…


Marcy’s shop, the Seven-Year Stitch, is one year old this October so it’s time to party in little Tallulah Falls, Oregon. Aside from the Halloween decorations and festive stitching kits and patterns, Marcy’s got all sorts of celebratory swag, including Seven-Year Stitch key rings and goodie bags.
Unfortunately, her new neighbors might spoil the revelry. An eccentric couple has opened a haunted house next door, and all that screaming will certainly scare off customers. But there’s even more to be frightened of after a local waitress is found dead on the sidewalk with mysterious markings on her neck—and one of Marcy’s key rings beneath her. With no time to hem and haw, Marcy must act fast if she hopes to restore the peace to Tallulah Falls…

Now available, the latest cake decorating mystery, Killer Wedding Cake!




Killer Wedding Cake


Daphne Martin’s wedding to Ben Jacobs is only a couple of weeks away. An award-winning cake decorator, Daphne is busy designing their wedding cake. Her twin nephew and niece, Lucas and Leslie, are excited about being in the wedding party. And Daphne’s brother-in-law Jason is planning a bachelor party for Ben. Everything is going beautifully until Daphne’s ex-husband Todd shows up. Just released from prison after serving a sentence based on his shooting a gun at Daphne, Todd comes to Brea Ridge to profess his undying love for her.
Despite Daphne’s attempts to make Todd leave town, he insists on hanging around to reconnect with people he used to know. When he’s found murdered, Daphne finds herself at the center of the investigation. Now she must track down Todd’s killer before she becomes the next victim. Can she still make it to the church on time?


in her blood


In Her Blood



Alexandra McCormick’s great-grandmother was a brutal serial killer in the early 1900’s. With her mother currently serving time in prison for murdering Alexandra’s stepfather, Alexandra decides to do her college research paper on whether or not the tendency to commit murder or other violent crimes may be passed on genetically.  Her research takes her to Savannah, Georgia, a city built upon its dead. There, she meets Chad Greenway, whose ancestor is Alice Riley, the first woman hanged in the state of Georgia. Alice was put to death for killing her abusive master. As a freelance writer, Chad agrees to help Alexandra with her research provided he can write a story about her quest. Soon it seems everyone Alexandra meets winds up murdered.


This psychological thriller is a departure from the cozy mysteries Gayle usually writes, but she thinks you’ll enjoy it!


Upcoming Appearances:


In Her Blood Great Escapes Virtual Book Tour – March 10 – 19, 2015

Wicked Stitch Great Escapes Virtual Book Tour – April 7 – 17, 2015

Books-A-Million, Bristol, Virginia – April 11, 2015 12-4 p.m.

Mountain Empire Comics, Bristol, Tennessee – May 2, 2015 10 a.m.

Nickerson Snead House, Glade Spring, Virginia – May 30, 2015 10 a.m.

Killer Wedding Cake Great Escapes Virtual Book Tour – August 4 – 17, 2015

Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show – October 2-4, 2015

Bouchercon – October 8 – 11, 2015

Southwest Virginia Reading Council – October 24, 2015