October 26, 2018

If you are looking for a great ghost story for Halloween week, look no further.  I've only recently discovered this author, and I read two of her books back to back.  I love her writing and the unpredictable stories and characters.  THE VISITANT is perfect for chills a...

October 19, 2018

While waiting for a new book to come out (THE RIVER WIDOW, December 1), one of the best things an author can do is begin working on a new project. I've written before about timing, and this may seem crazy, but my novel for 2019 (MERCY ROAD) is already written and is en...

October 4, 2018

I'm not talking about Halloween, although that's pretty special.  My neighbor even decorates my yard for me!  But October is also the month my publisher usually runs specials on my books.  If you haven't read any of my books or want to read more, this would be an excel...

September 3, 2018

About six months ago, my publisher asked me to read an upcoming novel, and if I liked it, write an author "blurb" to go with the description on the book's Amazon page.  In essence it's an endorsement. 

I had no problem writing a good review for this novel.  At the...

July 31, 2018

When I tell people I’ve just finished writing the first draft of a novel, they assume the book I’m referring to is the one scheduled for publication this December.  But in fact, I finished the first draft of that novel, THE RIVER WIDOW, about this time last year.  What...

July 11, 2018

My next Novel, THE RIVER WIDOW, is scheduled for publication on December 1, 2018.  The story represents a departure for me in subject matter and somewhat in tone.  

In 1937 with flood waters approaching, Adah Branch accidentally kills her abusive husband and s...

August 29, 2017

See this #AmazonGiveaway for a chance to win: The Uncertain Season (Kindle Edition). https://giveaway.amazon.com/p/a4a7a5cefa2c26c7 NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Ends the earlier of Sep 10, 2017 11:59 PM PDT, or when all prizes are claimed. See Official Rules http://amzn.to/G...

August 23, 2017

Love, betrayal and a case of mistaken identity...

My new novel, THE UNCERTAIN SEASON was published August 22, 2017. The book is available in five formats and may be found using the link below. 

This is my most complex book so far, as it tells the story of three youn...

November 3, 2016

I have posted ten questions for discussion that relate to THE WHISKEY SEA.  You will find them on my website on the featured page for that novel.

Also for book clubs, I will visit your group via Skype.  Please contact me if you're interested. 

September 20, 2016

Several readers of THE WHISKEY SEA have asked me to post some images of the rumrunning boats used during Prohibition, when my novel was set.  Here are a few i

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