Monday, August 13, 2018



In tracing her ancestry, quilter Martha Rose discovers a ritzy half-sister, a stash of family secrets, and a decades-old mystery that only she can unravel . . .

Martha Rose is shocked to find she has a half-sister, especially one so different from her. Giselle Cole is wealthy, widowed, and lives a glamorous life in West Los Angeles. At least her grandmother was a quilter! But Giselle can’t answer Martha’s many questions about their father—he disappeared when she was only a child and the few clues left behind indicate he may have been murdered. So Martha and Giselle team up on an investigation that weaves them through the streets of L.A., their father’s hidden love affairs, and into some mysterious unfinished Cole family business . . .


Book Details:

Title: Knot My Sister’s Keeper

Author: Mary Marks

Genre: Cozy mystery
Series:  Quilting Mysteries, book 6

Publisher: Kensington Books (July 2018)

Print length: 328 pages

On tour with: Great Escapes Book Tours


Things you need in order to write: Lots of coffee and a quiet space.
Things that hamper your writing: Unmade bed, household clutter.

Things you love about writing: I get to slay the real villains in my life with impunity, I get to create quirky characters, I get to construct an entire universe.
Things you hate about writing: Keeping the main plot line interesting.

Easiest thing about being a writer: Inventing interesting characters.
Hardest thing about being a writer: Self-discipline and meeting deadlines.

Things you love about where you live: Peaceful, quiet, near ocean, plenty of green.
Things that make you want to move: Cost of living.

Things you never want to run out of: Toilet paper.
Things you wish you’d never bought: Chairs upholstered in white.

Favorite foods: Anything with sugar.
Things that make you want to throw up: Nutritional supplements, vitamin pills.

Favorite music: “Louie Louie;” “Sweet Home Alabama;” Anything sung by Dylan, The Eagles, The Stones.
Music that make your ears bleed: Rap; Metallica; atonal modern classical music (what’s the point?).

Favorite beverage: Coke Zero.

Something that gives you a pickle face: Hard liquor, broccoli.

Something you’re really good at: Crosswords, Sudoku, hidden object computer games.

Something you’re really bad at: Directions.

Something you wish you could do: Play a musical instrument.
Something you wish you’d never learned to do: Cook.

People you consider as heroes: Women all over the world who endure; our military protectors.

People with a big L on their foreheads: Politicians!

Things you always put in your books: A blonde in a halter top.

Things you never put in your books: Pornography.

Things to say to an author: I love your books, I’ve read everything you’ve written, you’re brilliant.
Things to say to an author if you want to be fictionally killed off in their next book: You need to hire an editor!

Favorite places you’ve been: Middle East, Africa.

Places you never want to go to again: Houston, Texas in the summertime.

Favorite genre: Cozy mysteries.

Books you would ban: Hate literature.

Favorite things to do: Watch great TV or movies with a friend.

Things you’d run through a fire wearing gasoline pants to get out of doing: Folding clothes, ironing, emptying the dishwasher.

Things that make you happy: Finishing a book and sending it off to my publisher.

Things that drive you crazy: Politicians!


Forget Me Knot
Knot In My Back Yard 
Gone But Knot Forgotten
Something’s Knot Kosher
Knot What You Think


Born and raised in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area, Mary Marks earned a BA in Anthropology from UCLA and an MA in Public Administration from the American Jewish University. After taking an early retirement from UCLA administration, she became an award-winning quilter. Later, in a desire to write a memoir, Marks took writing classes at UCLA, and soon fell in love with cozy fiction. She became a published author at the age of 70.

Forget Me Knot was the first book in her Quilting Mystery series, and was a finalist in the Malice Domestic competition. The second book, Knot In My Backyard, was a Barnes and Noble Best Seller. The third book, Gone But Knot Forgotten, won an award for Best Amateur Sleuth from Romantic Times. The fourth book, Something’s Knot Kosher, has a 5-star rating on Amazon. The fifth book, Knot What You Think, was published to rave reviews.

Marks lives in Camarillo, California with her loyal dog Gingie, orange cat Louie, and dozens of unfinished quilts.

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