2.  Button Up

Mata’s oldest ally, Bax, travels to Oregon for comfort and counsel. She believes her husband is unfaithful, although they are indisputably and uniquely suited to each other. Meanwhile, Mata’s book group parses literary themes of infidelity, diverging interests and betrayal. When inevitable change occurs in long term relationships, how do couples adapt and when ought they not? How does a partnership navigate the path forward if the change violates the wedding promises? What if murder is at the heart of the wedded wrong-doing?

 

1.  Buckled Down

Mata Morrow, with wonder dog Toby in tow, has made her move to Portland at a pivotal moment for her budding career as a clothing designer. Her entrepreneurial ambitions are threatened when old friend, Jo, appears on the scene with an urgent request for help. Jo has new information about a daughter she was forced to give up decades before. Unsettling details emerge surrounding the daughter’s birth story. As the hunt intensifies, a sinister pattern materializes.

Mata enlists her brainy book group in the task of solving these mysteries through the savvy of the well read. Buckling down to cut out a place for herself in the local fashion zeitgeist, Mata stitches together a vibrant personal network.

The series lovingly explores the Portland environs while entering the psyches of the Pacific Northwest’s quixotic and quirky communities.

AUDIO BOOK RELEASE: March 2017