News & Events


Please note that at all events we will be wearing masks and social distancing, plus we will have hand sanitizer available.

This spring, keep an eye out for Baker Street Bistro Mysteries and Gates Creek Road Studio at City Center Farmers Market, The Groundout Coffee Bar, and Artisan Outpost. These are great spots where you can find works by South Carolina authors and artisans. Dates and times coming soon!

Woodworking and crafts by Gates Creek Road Studio.
Books by fellow authors in FloWriters, a Florence South Carolina writing group.


3/8/21: The March newsletter went out today. It has a short story about our heroine Gracie’s first date with Max. It also has a recipe for Boiled Craisin Cake. You can view the March newsletter here.

2/15/21: The February newsletter went out today. It has a short story about how the fictional town of Blue River, SC got its name. It also has a recipe for Pecan Chewies. You can view the February newsletter here.

1/13/21: The January newsletter went out today. It has a short story about Gater Joe called “Gator and the Money Laundering Sermon”, plus a 7 Layer Bar recipe. You can view the January newsletter here. The Swamp Mystery (book 2 in the series) also has a new cover…in color!

12/9/20: The December newsletter went out today. It has a short Christmas story (with Bistro characters) and 2 holiday cookie recipes. You can view the December newsletter here.

11/6/20: The November newsletter went out today. It has a short story (with Bistro characters) and coffee cake recipe. You can view the November newsletter here.

8/16/20: The August newsletter went out today. It features the backstories of some of the recurring characters in the series, and two late summer/fall recipes. You can view the newsletter here. (If you’d like to start receiving the newsletter, sign up on our homepage.)

5/27/20: Book 6 in the series is finally complete! It’s available on Amazon as a Kindle book or paperback.

Bistro Hunting Mystery cover

1/25/20: Here are a few photos from the 2nd Annual Black Creek Literary Festival in Darlington, SC. Really enjoyed meeting everyone!

Authors, visitors, and The Baker Street Bistro Mysteries table at the Black Creek Literary Festival.

12/23/19: Baker Street Bistro Mysteries was at the Florence City Center Farmers Market on Dec. 21st, helping out those last minute Christmas shoppers. For a gift idea, check out the basket below:

Gift basket including Dolce Vita chocolate, Belstar sparkling wine, Batch Nine Festive Coffee Blend, jeweled ornaments, and the latest two Bistro Mysteries. Perfect for a cozy weekend!

12/14/19: The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library in Florence, SC hosted the Pee Dee Author Expo with 17 local authors. Everyone who bought 3 or more Baker Street Bistro Mysteries got a free jeweled ornament!

12/8/19: Here are a few pictures from the book signing at The Nook Bookstore in Hartsville, SC on Dec. 6th, and the Hemingway Christmas Festival in Hemingway, SC on Dec. 7th.

11/30/19: Thanks to everyone who came out to visit on Small Business Saturday at Dolce Vita Cafe & More! Author Georgia Griebel Gates also celebrated the end of her chemotherapy with one of Dolce Vita’s cocktails!

11/23/19: Baker Street Bistro Mysteries and Gathering author Dianne Poston Owens had a booth at the Hemingway Street Dance in Hemingway, SC! It was a wonderful event with food, music and fun.

11/21/19: Had a great time at the Christmas Open House at The Driggers House in Scranton, SC. Enjoyed signing books and meeting some great folks!

10/30/19: The Bistro Guild Mystery (Book 4) and The Bistro Christmas Mystery (Book 5) are complete!

The Bistro Guild Mystery: Can Gracie manage a hurricane on top of extortion and murder? This case hits a little too close to home.

The Bistro Christmas Mystery: After the Bistro Gang’s Christmas celebration is spoiled by murder, Gracie faces a new year full of puzzling events.

Cover illustrations are by local SC artist Pat Bodkin.

8/3/19: Books 4 and 5 in the series are coming soon! Book 4, “The Bistro Guild Mystery” is complete and just waiting on a cover. Book 5, “The Bistro Christmas Mystery” is almost done as well.

2/26/19: The Nook Bookstore in Hartsville, SC will be selling the Baker Street Bistro Mysteries!

The Nook Bookstore

2/23/19: Pee Dee Local Author Expo – Florence, South Carolina

1/24/19: The Baker Street Bistro Mysteries are now on sale at the Elephant Ear Gallery in Sumter, South Carolina. I plan to be there for their tea on February 7th. They have lots of wonderful gift items along with books.

1/18/19: Bistro Swamp Mystery is advancing to the quarterfinalist round of the ScreenCraft Book Contest.