what we do

Jennifer Vanderbeek creates many different kinds of work under The Craft Branch’s branches: 

Cozy Mystery Novels,

Welcome to Eden Creek, a small community on the north shore of Lake Ponchartrain, a stone’s throw from New Orleans.


Girl from nowhere, Mary Catherine, always seems to end up in the middle of things, ever since high-tailing it to Eden Creek with her Tarot cards-in-tow hunting for her missing friend in Fool’s Paradise (released November 2021).


Find the full series on Amazon (ebook, print, and available through Kindle Unlimited).

Covers of our first three coloring books

adult coloring books,

TCB’s first offering, Sammy the Snaggletooth Sidewinder Wants to Be a Star, has been joined by a field full of Posh Pumpkins, and a snow-scape of Winter Whimsies. More fun coloring books for grown-ups and children at heart are in the works! Make sure you subscribe to our newsletter to stay up-to-date.

Cover of What to Feed Your Raiding Party

And a Cook Book, too!

Originally published in 2012, What to Feed Your Raiding Party, the comic book cookbook for gamers, has been updated and re-released in both print and ebook forms. You can find it here, on Amazon.

always creating

About Us

The Crafty Branch, LLC, is the creative home of artist and writer Jennifer Vanderbeek. In 2021, Jennifer left her career as a bookkeeper to create full-time: books, art, and anything else that catches her mind’s eye. 

Her artwork has appeared in shows from San Francisco, CA, to Thomasville, GA, her illustrations and graphic design work can be found in several books and magazines, and her craft projects in brand catalogs. A former pastry chef, she put her degree to use along with her cartooning skills to create a comic book cookbook serving the tabletop gaming market. 

A Louisiana native, Jennifer makes her home in southwest Georgia, traveling to Arizona whenever possible. When not creating in her home studio, she can be found in her garden or curled up with a good book or some knitting (or crochet).

with even more in store

Never constrained to just one thing, plans for additional physical and digital goods are in the growing stages. Make sure to sign up for our newsletter–the Inner Nest–to be the first to hear about the new products among our leaves.