Writing as: Sally Carpenter

According to the bio on her website: "Sally Carpenter is native Hoosier living in Moorpark, Calif.

She has a master's degree in theater from Indiana State University. While in school, her plays "Star Collector" and "Common Ground" were finalists in the American College Theater Festival One-Act Playwrighting Competition. "Common Ground" also earned a college creative writing award. "Star Collector" was produced in New York City and served as the inspiration for her first mystery series.

Carpenter also has a Master of Divinity and a black belt in tae kwon do.

She's worked as an actress, college writing instructor, jail chaplain and tour guide/page for Paramount Pictures.

The books in her Sandy Fairfax Teen Idol cozy mystery series (Cozy Cat Press) are: The Baffled Beatlemaniac Caper (2012 Eureka! Award finalist for best first mystery novel), The Sinister Sitcom Caper, The Cunning Cruise Ship Caper and The Quirky Quiz Show Caper.

Flower Power Fatality and Hippie Haven Homicide comprise the Psychedelic Spy series (Cozy Cat Press).

She has short stories in three anthologies: "Dark Nights at the Deluxe Drive-in" in Last Exit to Murder and "Faster Than a Speeding Bullet" in Plan B: Omnibus as well as a Sandy Fairfax adventure, "The Puzzling Puppet Show Caper", in Cozy Cat Shorts.

She penned chapter three of the CCP group mystery Chasing the Codex.

To atone for killing characters on paper, she also writes the Roots of Faith column for the Acorn Newspapers (

Her website is Reach her at Facebook ( or

Series Books
Noelle McNabb Flower Power Fatality (2018)
  Hippie Haven Homicide (2020)
Other The Baffled Beatlemaniac Caper [Sandy Fairfax] (2011)
  The Sinister Sitcom Caper [Sandy Fairfax] (2013)
  The Cunning Cruise Ship Caper [Sandy Fairfax] (2014)
  The Quirky Quiz Show Caper [Sandy Fairfax] (2016)
  The Notorious Noel Caper [Sandy Fairfax] (2021)