I’m the author of the culinary mystery, DYING FOR A TASTE, the first of the Sally Solari Mystery series (Crooked Lane Books). The daughter of a law professor and a potter, I spent my early years in various locales: Columbus, Ohio; South America and Mexico; Oxford, England; and Santa Monica, California. I moved from Southern California to Santa Cruz to study English literature and Romance languages at UCSC, and have been a Northern California gal ever since.
I went on to attend Stanford Law School and then worked for twenty years as the research and appellate attorney for a civil law firm in Santa Cruz County. During this time, I discovered a passion for food and cooking, and so once more returned to school to earn a degree in culinary arts. Now retired from the law, I spend my time cooking, reading, singing alto in my local community chorus, gardening, cycling, and of course writing. With my wife, Robin, and our Jack Russell mix, Ziggy, we split our time between Santa Cruz and Hilo, Hawai‘i.
And now you can also find me here, at The Leslies!