Daryl Wood Gerber aka Avery Ames writes the Cookbook Nook Mystery series which started in July 2013 and takes place in California. It features Jenna Hart who is an avid reader, admitted foodie, and owner of a cookbook store in picturesque coastal California. Daryl Wood Gerber also writes the French Bistro Mystery Series which starts in November 2017 and is set in California.
Daryl Wood Gerber also writes the Fairy Garden Mystery Series which is set in California and started in June 2020. Since childhood, Courtney has loved fairies. After her mother died when Courtney was ten, she lost touch with that feeling of magic. A year ago, at age twenty-nine, she rediscovered it when she left her father's landscaping business to spread her wings and start a fairy garden business and teashop in beautiful Carmel, California.