Meet Penny Clover Petersen, author of Pushing Up Daisies on June 20th from 6:30pm-8:30pm.
Pushing Up Daisies
Daisy Forest knows a ghost when she sees one. True, she has never actually seen a ghost before, but she swears their transparency is a dead giveaway. Daisy, a volunteer tour guide at the historic Holly Hill Mansion, knows that Sophia Meade Long, the woman who once owned the mansion, has been dead since 1814. So, when a very transparent Sophia steps in front of Daisy's little Prius one night and asks for her help, how could she refuse? Once again Daisy and her sister, Rose, find themselves up to their eyeballs in all sorts of shenanigans — chasing ghosts, holding séances, and searching for priceless Revere silver. The sudden reappearance of their reprobate father, Dickie Forest, with a new and unlikely interest in the occult has them puzzled to say the least, and their mother, Angela, behaving at her eccentric best. What seems to be harmless fun takes a deadly turn when Daisy stumbles on the body of the mansion's curator in the wine cellar and Daisy is later attacked after a Gothic evening in the mansion. When the police seemed to be stumped, it's up to Daisy and Rose, with the invaluable help of Angela, to calm the ghost and catch a killer.
After years of reading mysteries Penny Clover Petersen began writing them on a dare from her husband. The result is her Daisy and Rose mystery series featuring the slightly loony Forrest ladies - Daisy, Rose, and Angela – who love a good mystery and a good cocktail. Pushing Up Daisies is the third in the series.
In addition to writing, Penny enjoys spending time with her family, collecting stories and recipes for the ‘family cookbook’, and savoring new cocktail recipes She loves historic homes and is proud to be in her tenth year as a docent at Riversdale Mansion.