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Gayle Trent

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aka Holly Jordan, Amanda Lee. Gayle Leeson

Gayle is a Southwest Virginia based author who is working on the Daphne Martin Cake Decorating Mystery series. The first book in the series, MURDER TAKES THE CAKE tells the story of Daphne Martin, a forty-year-old divorcee who returns to her fictional hometown of Brea Ridge, Virginia to start her life over. She has left behind an ex-husband who is in prison for an attempt on Daphne's life, a dingy apartment and a stale career. She has started fresh in a new home with a new career, Daphne's Delectable Cakes, a cake-decorating company Daphne runs out of her home. She is thrilled to be living closer to her beloved niece and nephew, although being close to other family members brings up lifelong resent
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Gayle Trent Actually, Oregon was my editor's idea. So to research line on the mid-Oregon coastline, I subscribed to one of the small town's newspapers, watched su…moreActually, Oregon was my editor's idea. So to research line on the mid-Oregon coastline, I subscribed to one of the small town's newspapers, watched such targeted videos as "whale-watching on the Oregon coast," and read a lot of travel guides. After a few years of writing the series, I was invited to Lincoln City, Oregon. The library director said he thought I lived in Oregon. I found that to be quite the compliment! :-) But it was great to finally get to visit "where Marcy lives" and I hope to go back someday.(less)
Gayle Trent Hi, Lisa: I'm not Tess Lake--just Gayle Trent, G. V. Trent, Amanda Lee, and Gayle Leeson. (smh) I know, it's a lot! Suffice it to say that my publishe…moreHi, Lisa: I'm not Tess Lake--just Gayle Trent, G. V. Trent, Amanda Lee, and Gayle Leeson. (smh) I know, it's a lot! Suffice it to say that my publishers won't let me be just one person. :-) Butter Witch sounds like a really cute book. I'll have to check it out! Thanks so much for your interest in my books. I truly appreciate you! (less)
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Sew Deadly – Issue #142

Marcy’s Musings

roses-1167793_1280Here’s some terrific advice from Emma Allen of Perfect Little Stitches:


For some embroidery designs, you should probably use exactly the same colors that the designer used. This rule might apply to animal portraits. But for almost any other design, you will want to choose colors that make you happy.


Let’s say you want to stitch a floral design. The designer used a particular shade of

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"Christmas Cloches and Corpses, the latest in the A Ghostly Fashionista Mystery Series by Gayle Leeson has it all. It can be read as a stand alone as Leeson does a wonderful job getting you up to date. I truly have enjoyed this entire series.
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"I wouldn’t normally read a mystery that centers around fashion since in depth descriptions of what everyone is wearing bores me to tears but, since I’ve enjoyed several of the author’s other series, I decided to give this one a try. And I’m glad that" Read more of this review »
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Cynthia Haggard Gayle,

It's good to meet you on Goodreads!

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