My first novel, THE EMMALEE AFFAIRS, has frequently risen to #1 on Amazon for Historical Fiction, Mystery and Suspense, as well as Women’s Fiction. The sequel, THE SUMMER TOWN, 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, BEND TO THE TEMPEST, 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 Suspense 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.

LIES WE NEVER SEE is an Amazon #1 pick for Historical and Psychological Thrillers.

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.

Book #3 in the “Hanna and Alex” suspense thriller series, DEATH ON THE NEW MOON is an Amazon #1 selection for Women’s Crime Fiction and Women’s Psychological Fiction.

In DEATH ON THE NEW MOON, Hanna and Alex seem to have found a promising new start for their lives together when Alex encounters a tragic loss and near-deadly run-in with a dangerous crime syndicate. As Hanna tries to help him through his recovery and search for a dangerous killer, the surprise return of a lover from her past sends all hope of her future with Alex into a tailspin.

Book #4 in the “Hanna and Alex Low Country Suspense Thriller” series is THE SISTER TAKENHanna and Alex again find themselves in the “troubled waters” of love and commitment. Alex returns to South Carolina with the promise of a new start but with strings attached that Hanna may never be able to live with.

Book #5 in the “Hanna and Alex” series is THE HARBOR STORMS.  Hanna and Alex face their most dangerous challenge yet when the murder of a past friend and associate leads them to a plot that threatens to be one of the most devastating terrorist attacks in US history.

Book #6 in the “Hanna and Alex” series is THE FIRE TOWER.

 As Hanna and Alex begin to settle into their new life together on Pawleys Island, a mysterious death and the return of a ruthless rival sends them off on a perilous journey to bring him to justice again and find out how and why Ally Combes died at The Fire Tower.

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