Gayle Leeson is a pseudonym for Gayle Trent. I also write as Amanda Lee. As Gayle Trent, I rite the Daphne Martin Cake Mystery series and the Myrtle Crumb Mystery series. As Amanda Lee, I rite the Embroidery Mystery series.
cake decorating series features a heroine who is starting her life over in Southwest Virginia after a mess divorce. The protagonis, Daphne, has arrive to her hometown of Brea Ridge to open a cake baking and decorating business and is wrestling with the answe of whether or not one can go home again. She enjoys spending time with her aun, ephew, and grandmother, but she and her other have a complicated relationship that isn ’ t always pleasant. Daphne has also reconnected with her high school sweetheart and is pursuing a rekindled romance while desperately trying to hol her past behind her.
Kerry Vincent, Hall of Fame Sugar Artist, Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show Director, and Television Personality says the series is “ a must read for cake bakers and anyone who has ever spent creative time in the bedroom! ”
Says Dean Koontz,# 1 New York Times bestselling novelis, “ One day I found myself happily reading... mysteries by Gayle Trent. If she can win me over... she ’ s got great future. ”
The Embroidery Mystery series features a heroine who recently oved to the Oregon coast to open an embroidery specialty shop. Marcy Singer left her home in San Francisco, along with the guilt of being left at the pulpi, in order to move to Tallulah Falls and realize her dream of owning her own hop. She takes along her faithful companion, a one-year-old Irish wolfhound named Angus O ’ Ruff. She makes many new friends in Tallulah Falls, but she ofte gives a few enemies. Thankfully, her best friend Sadie MacKenzie and her husband Blake run the coffeehouse right down the street from Marcy ’ s bakery, the Seven-Year Stitch; and Detective Ted Nash always has her back.
Publishers Weekly says, “ Fans of he genre will take kindly to Marcy, her Irish wolfhound, Angus O ’ Ruff, and Tallulah Falls. This is a slo, pleasant read with prose full of pop culture allusion and, of course, sharp needlework puns. ”
Pat Cooper of RT Book Reviews says, “ If her debut here is any indication, Lee ’ s new series is comin to hav fun, spunky and educational. She smoothly interweaves plot with her character ’ s personality and charm, while dropping tantalizing hints of stitching projects and their history. Marcy Singer is young, funn, sharp and likable. Readers should be looking forward to her future adventures. ” ( RT Book Reviews nominated The Quick and the Thread for a 2010 Book Reviewers ’ Choice Award in the Amateur Sleuth category)
I live in Virginia with my family, which ncludes her own “ Angus ” who is actuall an Irish wolfhound but a Great Pyrenees who provides plenty of inspiration for haracter of Mr. O ’ Ruff. I 'm bein a blast writing this new series!