Marty Wingate is a Seattle-based writer and speaker who shares her love of Britain in her two mystery series. The Potting Shed books feature Pru Parke, a middle-aged American gardener transplanted from Texas to England, and Birds of a Feather follows Julia Lanchester, bird lover, who runs a tourist office in a Suffolk village. Marty writes garden articles for magazines including Country Gardens and the American Gardener. She is a member of the Royal Horticultural Society, Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and the Crime Writers Association. She leads garden tours to England, Scotland and Ireland, spending free moments deep in research for her books. Or in pubs.
Gardens, Birds, and Books: January 30, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Pacific time), KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
It’s almost as good as reading a Potting Shed mystery. On April 12, Marty will take you on a tour of gardens in England, Scotland, and Ireland at the Willamette Valley Hardy Plant Group. http://www.thehardyplantgroup.org
Marty will lead a small group around England looking at fabulous public and private gardens. The tour includes a brewery tour and a visit to the ancient standing stone in Avebury and more. Details at: http://nwtravel.com/cotswolds