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.
Events we will be at in November and December 2023:
Saturday, November 18th, 2023 : Local Author Showcase
Johnsonville Public Library
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
242 S. Georgetown Hwy
Johnsonville, SC 29555
Saturday, November 25th, 2023 : Holiday Gift Market
City Center Farmers Market
Regular market: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00
Gift market: 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
200 Sanborn Street
Florence, SC 29501
Saturday. December 2nd, 2023: Pee Dee Author Expo
Florence Public Library
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
509 S. Dargan Street
Florence, SC 29506
Saturday, December 16th, 2023: Dawsey UMC Craft & Rummage Sale
Dawsey United Methodist Church
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
RAIN or SHINE – inside/outside
2708 Fleetwood Drive
Florence, SC 29505
10/27/23: Book 9 is now available on Amazon!
On July 22, 2023 we’ll be in Pamlico, SC for the Local Author Showcase including a book talk, Q & A and book signing featuring local authors.
6/1/23: Join us at the Myrtle Beach Vendor Market June 10th & 11th! Grumpy and I will be there with mystery books and walking sticks.
4/25/23: Physical therapy is over for my arm and there’s a new book in the works…a Valentine’s mystery. I was originally slated to attend Mom’s Day Out on May 6 in Myrtle Beach with fellow authors, but the venue was overbooked so they offered us two free booths for future events in exchange for giving up our booth. So look for us there later this year!
2/20/23: Much like Gracie, I’m a klutz! I fell and broke my elbow in late January and had to have surgery. I was amazed at all the wonderful people who came to my aid…Florence City Center Farmers Market vendors and personnel, paramedics, and emergency room staff at McLeod. I had planned to attend the Black Creek Literary Festival in Darlington on March 4 but will have to skip it this year. Thank you to everyone who sent well wishes!
711/22: The July Newsletter went out today! It features another Gator Joe story and a zucchini fritter recipe. View it here.
6/20/22: Book 8 – Bistro Peppermint Mocha Mystery is finally complete! Gracie is enlisted to help a pharmaceutical company with a cybersecurity breach.
1/18/22: A new year, and a new book in the works! The new book has a coffee-themed title. Be sure to visit us on Feb 19 at the Black Creek Literary Festival to find out more!
10/6/21: The October newsletter went out today! It features a Gator Joe short story and a recipe for Blueberry Pineapple Buckle. You can view the newsletter here.
9/22/21: Bistro Flower Moon Mystery is now available on Amazon!
9/1/21: The September newsletter went out today! It features another “Gang of Five” story and a recipe for Fruity Baked Oatmeal. You can view the newsletter here. Also, the next book in the series, Bistro Flower Moon Mystery, is coming soon! Stay tuned.
7/30/21: The July newsletter went out today! It features a short story titled “Why A Person’s Ears and Nose Keep Growing”, and a recipe for No Bake Cookies. You can view the July newsletter here.
6/22/21: The June newsletter went out today. It features a short story about snakes and a recipe for pistachio pudding whipping cream cake. You can view the June newsletter here.
5/20/21: The May newsletter went out today. It features a recipe FAIL and some research for upcoming stories. You can view the May newsletter here.
4/16/21: The April newsletter went out today. It features an excerpt from the Bistro Flower Moon Mystery which is currently in the works, and the recipe for the month is Sausage Soup and Sandwich. You can view the April newsletter here.
3/8/21: The March newsletter went out today. It has a short story about our detective 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.
1/25/20: Here are a few photos from the 2nd Annual Black Creek Literary Festival in Darlington, SC. Really enjoyed meeting everyone!
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:
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.