Carol Ayer, Author

Welcome to my website! I am the author of The HSP Mysteries, a cozy series published by Camel Press. I’m an HSP (Highly Sensitive Person), myself. We HSPs are great at details and reading other people, which I thought would be an advantage for my protagonist when she enters a murder investigation. On the other hand, I knew there would be a built-in conflict because she would react strongly to the stress and overstimulation of acting as an amateur sleuth.

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The Books

The HSP Mysteries are set in the charming fictional community of Seaside Shores in Oceanville, California. Protagonist Kayla Jeffries is an HSP and a home baker.

The three books in the series are Peppermint Cream Die, Stabbed in the Tart, and Sourdough Dead.

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