Welcome to 2018


Hello readers,


I hope everyone’s year is off to a good start! I have an exciting year ahead and hope you do too. In 2017 I became a USA Today Bestseller with Murder in an Irish Village under my pen name Carlene O’Connor. The third mystery in The Irish Village Mystery series– Murder in an Irish Churchyard, will be released next month– February 26th 2018. It’s already received great reviews from Kirkus, Publisher’s Weekly, and Romantic Times. I also have several bookstores lined up to visit as well as reader/author conferences. Lastly, She’ll Take It, my first novel, will be re-released in September of 2018 with a fun new cover.


2018 Kensington Cozy Club Mini-Con: Eastern USA Region

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Print: A Bookstore

273 Congress St • Portland, ME 04101



April 27-29


2018 Kensington Cozy Club Mini- Con: Southern USA Region

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Sam Miller’s

1210 E Cary St. •  Richmond, VA 23219


2018 Kensington Cozy Club Mini- Con: Midwest USA Region

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Forest Park Public Library

7555 Jackson Blvd. • Forest Park, IL 60130


BOUCHERCON — St Petersburg FL

September 6-9


2018 Kensington Cozy Club Mini- Con: Western USA Region

Saturday, November 3rd, 2018

The Poisoned Pen Bookstore

4014 N Goldwater Blvd • Scottsdale, AZ 85251





Hello, readers!

I hope a great summer is in store for all of us.

A bit of news…

The Pub Across the Pond will get a makeover and be re-released in July…

I love it!


MURDER IN AN IRISH VILLAGE and MURDER AT AN IRISH WEDDING are doing well. The third book in The Irish Village Mystery Series, MURDER IN AN IRISH CHURCHYARD will be released in February of 2018.



Lastly, the mass paperback version of HOME WITH MY SISTERS will b released in the fall of 2017.









HOME WITH MY SISTERS has just been released.

“Carter’s latest will reach readers’ hearts with its genuine conversations, authentic situations and strong tension. Within a solidly developed plot, Carter expresses the complex relationships between sisters that can be wrought with emotions — both positive and negative. Hope, Faith and Joy are vivid and distinctively individual in character and their interactions authentic. This is an engaging read.”– RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars




Also, the mass paperback of Our First Christmas has been released!



And Murder at an Irish Wedding is coming in February of 2017



home with my sisters


Faith, Hope, and Joy.

As children, the Garland sisters seemed to fit together as seamlessly as their names. Banding together helped them survive their free-spirited parents, who moved from place to place and whim to whim, until their father took off for good. But as the girls grew up, they became virtual strangers.

This Christmas, they intend to spend the holidays in their usual way: far apart. But when an ailing paternal grandmother  summons the girls to her lavish estate in Leavenworth Washington, Hope, always the peacemaker, convinces her reluctant sisters to make the trip. Amidst family secrets, a handsome next door neighbor, and a stunning winter backdrop, Mary Carter brings rare insight to the deep and complicated nature of sisterhood—a bond that endures far beyond childhood, and can always bring us home again.

Available now to established book bloggers and reviewers through Net Galley. Contact me for details. Release date of 9/27/16. Starting August 3rd to 30th available as a giveaway on goodreads.


home with my sisters

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