Sale Begins Tomorrow!

Several Gemma Halliday Publishing titles will be on sale beginning tomorrow! The Princess and the Poison will be among them.

Only 99 cents!

Gemma Halliday Sale


Probable Claus

I’ve just released a Storybook Park Short Mystery on Amazon. It’s currently selling for 99 cents, but look out for a free promotion!

When the statue of Santa Claus from StoryWorld’s ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas set goes missing, owner Ashling Cleary has to figure out whodunit and why. The answers will surprise her.

This story takes place following the events of The Princess and the Poison.


I’m running another giveaway on Goodreads for “The Princess and the Poison”! It starts on Monday, September 19. It’s open to residents of the US, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Princess and the Poison by Carol E. Ayer


I confess that I often share bits of my meals with my cat, Sammie. If it’s chicken or fish that’s still hot, I blow on it before I give it to her!

Sammie inspired the character of Dinah in “The Princess and the Poison.” Just like Dinah, Sammie likes to sit with her left leg stretched out for me to admire. She is very proud of that ebony leg.

In the sequel (which I’m currently working on), Dinah is acting stressed and not behaving in quite her usual loving manner. In addition to solving a murder mystery, Ashling has to solve the mystery of her misbehaving cat!

Of course, Sammie never misbehaves! Just kidding. She actually misbehaves quite a lot. But I love her dearly, just as Ashling loves Dinah.