Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Jane K. Cleland reviews The Art of the Decoy

 A wonderful early review for THE ART OF THE DECOY from the award winning author and teacher Jane Cleland . Such a wonderful way to start the week.

Thursday, September 9, 2021

The Writing Gym podcast: Trish Esden

 An interview I did with Annalisa Parent is live on The Writing Gym podcast. 

I talk about my experiences as a writer, give some advice and 

share a bit about the reason behind my name change. 

Check it out HERE.

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Now Available for Review!

 THE ART OF THE DECOY (A Scandal Mountain Antiques Mystery) 

from Crooked Lane Books

Available for review on NetGalley 

It should have been a simple appraisal. If it weren't for the thief. 

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Cover Reveal! The Art of the Decoy

 Cover reveal! 


The first novel in the Scandal Mountain Antiques Mystery series.

 #Vermont #Mystery #Antiques 

Learn more and preorder here: https://trishesden.com

It should have been a simple appraisal. If it weren’t for the thief. 


After her mother is sent to prison for art forgery, Edie Brown returns to Northern Vermont to rebuild her family’s fine art and antiques business. She’s certain she can do it now that her mother’s gone. After all, butting heads with her mom over bad business practices was what drove Edie away three years ago, including a screwup that landed Edie on probation for selling stolen property. 


When Edie scores a job appraising a waterfowl decoy collection at a hoarder’s farmhouse, she’s determined to take advantage of the situation to rebuild the business’s tarnished reputation and dwindling coffers. In lieu of payment, Edie intends to cherry-pick an exceptional decoy carved by the client’s renowned Quebecoise folk artist ancestors. Only the tables turn when the collection vanishes.   


Accused of the theft, Edie’s terrified that the fallout will destroy the business and land her in prison next to her mom. She convinces the client to give her five days to find and return the decoys before calling the authorities. Desperate, she digs into the underbelly of the local antiques and art world. When Edie uncovers a possible link between the decoy theft and a deadly robbery at a Quebec museum, she longs to ask her ex-probation officer, and ex-lover, for help. But she suspects his recent interest in rekindling their romance may hide a darker motive. 


With the help of her eccentric uncle Tuck and Kala, their enigmatic new employee, Edie must risk all she holds dear to expose the thieves and recover the decoys before the FBI’s Art Crime Team or the ruthless thieves themselves catch up with her.  


Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Coming Soon!


Book Quote Wednesday!

 Alliances with the dead could be all that keeps her alive. 
Now $3.99

#PsychicMedium #Recovery #Witch #BookQW word: Late

Learn more & buy here: https://bit.ly/2Q7y2Xq

Saturday, April 17, 2021

New Website!

I'm thrilled to share that I've sold the first two books in a new mystery series to Crooked Lane Books. The series centers on a determined woman who returns to Vermont to rebuild her family's antique business after her mother goes to prison for art forgery.

ART OF THE DECOY (Scandal Mountain Antique Mystery #1) 
will be released in spring 2022.

Take a peek at my new website to learn more:


Tuesday, February 9, 2021



Alliances with the dead could be all that keeps her alive. THINGS SHE’S SEEN. 

#PsychicMedium #Recovery #Witch 

#BookQW word: Tangle 

Bookshop: https://bit.ly/392LsLm

Kobo: https://bit.ly/2mJlyqf

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2oie3qq

Barnes & Noble: https://bit.ly/2nKmGKo

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

~The twisty and shocking conclusion of the Northern Circle Coven series~


#SingleMom #Witch #Artist

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2vJF0Hj

Kobo: https://bit.ly/2SdUGu3

Barnes & Noble: https://bit.ly/3ebEpPU

Apple: https://apple.co/2YI788v

Bookshop: https://bit.ly/392LsLm