Stabbed in the Tart

I’m excited to announce that the second book in The HSP Mysteries, Stabbed in the Tart, is expected to come out this October. Kayla’s involved in another murder investigation, and this time she’s a possible suspect. Andrew Jeffries, Kayla’s father, makes his series debut in this book. He and Kayla have not always gotten alongContinue reading “Stabbed in the Tart”

Slow and Steady Wins the Race

I am not a very fast writer, nor am I prolific like many of my author friends. Sometimes this bothers me as I feel I am not as successful as my peers. But when I am feeling that way, I remind myself that I am an HSP, constantly processing every little bit of input thatContinue reading “Slow and Steady Wins the Race”

Peppermint Cream Pie

Here’s a simple recipe for peppermint cream pie. Kayla usually makes her own crust and pudding, but will use this recipe in a pinch. The pie is her go-to dessert for the holidays. Super Simple Peppermint Cream Pie: Ingredients: Pre-made chocolate cookie pie crust 5.1 oz.  box instant vanilla pudding Milk to prepare pudding 8Continue reading “Peppermint Cream Pie”


HSPs are very sensitive to criticism and I am no exception. I received a bit of criticism recently and it ruined my entire day. I think part of the reason that criticism is so difficult for HSPs is that we are super conscientious, always want to do the right thing, and don’t wish to disappointContinue reading “Criticism”


I have a confession to make: I hate summer. The temperatures where I live are almost always above 90 and often over 100 for four solid months. And there is so much sunlight! Beginning early in the morning and continuing until the late evening. I suspect that my HSP trait makes me extra sensitive toContinue reading “Summer”