Happy publication day to Sisterhood of Sleuths in paperback!


Hooray!!! Sisterhood of Sleuths is now available in paperback! I love this story, I love these characters, and I’m so excited it’s now in paperback and hoping that helps it reach more readers.

Sisterhood of Sleuths is a funny mystery about friendship, family, and was inspired by my love of Nancy Drew mysteries when I was a young, as well as the fascinating history behind the series and how it has endured for nearly 100 years. Yes, did you know that the iconic teenage sleuth is nearly 100 years old?!

The main character is Maizy, an aspiring film-maker who is working on a class project with her best friend, Izzy. For the class project, Maizy has written a screenplay called Shellfish Holmes about a lobster detective. But she and Izzy are having . . . creative differences, let’s say. And in general, Maizy is feeling like their friendship has been different—more strained—and she’s not really sure why. While she’s trying to navigate these things, she comes across a box of old Nancy Drew books and gets pulled into a mystery involving them that introduces her to the iconic teen sleuth and the history behind the Nancy Drew series.

It was a personal goal to write a “funny mystery” since I had just finished writing the first three Book Scavenger books, which do have funny moments and some quirky humor, but those are more intense mysteries with elements of danger and peril. The peril in Sisterhood of Sleuths is along the lines of being embarrassed in front of your classmates, or having a friend stop talking to you. So more realistic and relatable peril to the average young reader.

In the Sisterhood of Sleuths paperback, you’ll find the same wonderful interior illustrations by Vesper Stamper and author note and list of resources that are in the hardback, but you’ll also find a Reading Group Guide and a super special sneak peek at my next middle-grade novel, Back to Wonder. (Yes! I have a new book coming soon! It’s a mystery adventure set in 1985 about 3 children who come together to investigate something mysterious that arrives in their town, and then they go missing. Read the first four chapters at the end of Sisterhood of Sleuths!)

If you are a teacher or librarian and are reading Sisterhood of Sleuths with your class, or if your book group has chosen it as your next pick, I’m happy to do free virtual QA chats! Contact me through my website and we can set something up.

To celebrate the launch I was able to visit a number of independent bookstores to sign copies. There still might be some available at Linden Tree, Kepler’s, Books Inc., Hicklebee’s, The Reading Bug, Tattered Cover, A Second Star to the Right, or the Boulder Bookstore. Or order an unsigned copy through Bookshop.org or anywhere books are sold!