My first novel, THE SEASONS OF THE EMMALEE, has frequently risen to #1 on Amazon for Historical Fiction, Mystery and Suspense, as well as Women’s Fiction. The sequel, THE SUMMER TOWN, (originally published as On Past Horton Creek), followed soon after and continued to build a loyal readership for these stories of class struggles, unexpected love, betrayal and murder set in the idyllic Northern Michigan resort town of Charlevoix.

Inspiration for the stories came from my summers spent at my family’s boatyard and marina, and fascination for the “summer people” who brought their classic yachts to the lake each year.

My family also spent many years on the northern Gulf Coast of Florida near Grayton Beach, which became the inspiration for my third novel, Grayton Winds, set in the 1920’s. Moonshiners, bootleggers, killer hurricanes and dangerous women make for a suspenseful and exciting look at this intriguing time and place.

LIES WE NEVER SEE, the first in the “Hanna Walsh and Alex Frank Low Country Thriller” series, was released in March of 2018. Set in Pawleys Island and Charleston, South Carolina and Palmetto Ranch, Texas.  The story chronicles the journey of a South Carolina woman, struggling to endure the loss of her husband and financial ruin, who finds an old journal from a distant grandmother who suffered a similar path of hardship and betrayal.

The sequel, A FOLLOWING SEA, debuted in January of 2019 to strong  reviews.  The relationship of Hanna Walsh and Alex Frank endures new challenges as Alex’s father is charged with murder in the Low Country of South Carolina and Hanna deals with an ailing father and legal client trying to protect herself and her son from an abusive and dangerous husband.

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