Laura Childs is a pseudonym for Gerry Schmitt
and she is he best-selling uthor of the Tea Shop Mysteries, the Scrapbook Mysteries, and the Cackleberry Club Mysteries.
Laura Childs is the New York Times bestselling author of the Tea Shop Mysteries, Scrapbook Mysteries, and Cackleberry Club Mysteries. In her previous life she was CEO/Creative Director of her own marketing firm and authored several screenplays. She is married to a professor of Chinese art history, loves to travel, rides horses, enjoys fund raising for various non-profits, and has two Chinese Shar-Pei dogs.
Laura specializes in cozy mysteries that have the pace of a thriller ( a thrillzy!) Her three series are:
Thi Tea Shop Mysteries- set in historic district of Charleston and featuring Theodosia Browning, owner of the Indigo Tea Shop. Theodosia is a savvy entrepreneur, and pet mom to service dog Earl Grey. She 's also an intelligent, focused amateur sleuth who does n't ely on coincidences or inept police work to solve crimes. This harming series is highly atmospheric and rife with the history and mystery that is Charleston.
The Scrapbooking Mysteries- a slightly edgier series that take place in New Orleans. The main protagonis, Carmela, owns Memory Mine scrapbooking shop in the French Quarter and is forever getting into trouble with her mentor, Ava, who owns the Juju Voodoo shop. New Orleans' spooky above-ground cemeteries, jazz clubs, bayous, and Mardi Gras madness make their presence known here!
The Cackleberry Club Mysteries- set in Kindred, a fictional town in the Midwest. In a rehabbed Spur station, Suzanne, Toni, and Petra, three semi-desperate, forty-plus women have launched the Cackleberry Club. Eggs are the morning specialty here and this cozy cafe even offers a book nook and yarn shop. Business is good but murder could lead to the cafe 's undoing! This series offers recipes, knitting, cake decorating, and a dash of spirituality.