Meet Penny Peterson, author of Roses and Daisies and Death, Oh My!
Roses and Daisies and Death, Oh My!
Nothing ruins a peaceful morning walk like finding a blood-spattered body. And Daisy Greene and Rose Forrest, sisters and co-owners of Champagne Taste, really need a peaceful morning walk. They have enough on their minds already. Christmas is right around the corner, business is brisk, and their little antiques district of Old Towne is being plagued with petty thievery and vandalism. Murder is just not in the game plan.
And if finding bodies lying around walking trails isn't enough to destroy a perfectly good day, Daisy's rat bastard ex-husband, state trooper Bill Greene, shows up to investigate the murder. Nosy by nature anyway, Daisy takes Bill’s presence as a challenge to find the murderer.
When Daisy and Rose start asking questions things get hairier. Someone begins stalking them. Daisy receives threatening letters and is brutally attacked.
Their determination grows when clues lead to a missing priceless diamond and the man Daisy is dating becomes the next victim. With the help of their eccentric mother, Angela, and their hormonally-exuberant dog, Malcolm, they follow the clues to catch a killer.
"After a number of times hearing me sigh and say, “This book is terrible. I could write something better,” my husband challenged me to do just that. I took the dare and after years of writing poetry and children’s stories as a hobby, sat down to write a novel.
The result is my first Daisy&Rose mystery, Roses and Daisies and Death, Oh My, an off-beat cozy that draws on a lifetime spent in Washington DC area, the wonderful, slightly eccentric people I grew up with, and the odd assortment of pets my family acquired over the years.
I grew up in suburban Washington with four sisters and one brother. I fell in love with and married a local boy, Tom Petersen, and together we raised our two children never venturing too far from home. I am now extremely excited to be pursuing my second career as an author.
My husband and I live with our three feral cats in Bowie Maryland. In addition to writing, I enjoy time with my children, grandchildren and large extended family. I like to travel when possible, refurbish old furniture, and collect family stories and recipes for the ‘family cookbook.’ I love historic homes and am a docent at Riversdale Mansion in Riverdale Maryland.
I’ve just completed the second in the series, Roses Are Dead, My Love, and am hard at work on number three."