In 1964, when our nine-member family outgrew the three-bedroom home in Cleveland, Ohio, my Dad decided to build a home on a six-acre lot we owned in Huntsburg, about thirty miles outside of Cleveland. Our split-level home was erected a half acre back on the property. My Dad made and proudly displayed a sign that read “Plummer’s Half Dozen” at the end of our long driveway. It was in this home, on that six-acre lot, that I spent my high school years, bumbling my way through adolescence with my sisters and younger brother. After high school, at only seventeen years old, I entered the convent and lived in the religious order’s Motherhouse only ten miles away from my family home. On “home visits” coming back to the “Plummer’s Half Dozen” was always very, very special.

The first publications of Half Dozen Publications were two “Sister Nun” cozy mysteries inspired by my family, my life as a nun, and my life as a psychologist after I left the convent. In these psycho-social mysteries, psychologist and former nun, Kathy Carpenter always discovers something in her clinical practice that she must bring to light without breaking confidentiality. Her gregarious sister, Tina, helps her to uncover the truth. Together these amateur sister sleuths uncover suicides and accidental deaths as murders.

Currently, Half Dozen Publications makes financial investment (think Shark Tank) in writers interested in self-publishing their fiction or creative non-fiction works (excluding the following genres: science fiction, romance, crime mysteries). We are especially interested in manuscripts with diverse characters and multicultural themes.

For more information, please send a one-page inquiry to Please put Author Support Query in the subject line.