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My Novels

Romantic Suspense

I have written two romantic suspense novels: Cape Cursed and the award-winning, Most Highly Favored Daughter.  

Cape Cursed

Cape Cursed is a romantic suspense novel set on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

 Bliss Sherman doesn’t believe in curses—that is until she arrives at  Cape Destiny, North Carolina.  Bliss comes to the cape determined to  make a name for herself and her new firm by accomplishing an incredible  engineering feat—moving the Cape Destiny Lighthouse inland before it's  swallowed by the Atlantic Ocean.

Bliss faces her greatest challenge when she falls  in love with the handsome, mysterious descendant of the lighthouse  keepers, Parker Swain, who is vehemently opposed to the lighthouse’s  move.

When Bliss is targeted, she begins to wonder if the curse  that is rumored to be attached to the lighthouse may be true.  Who is  sabotaging her dream?  Who is trying to harm her?  Who wants to kill  her?   

Cape Cursed casts a spell of sensuous deception and  seductive danger. 

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Most Highly Favored Daughter

When heiress and philanthropist Cara Hawthorne Wells is framed with a heinous crime, her reputation,

 When heiress and philanthropist Cara Hawthorne Wells is framed with a  heinous crime, her reputation, marriage, and life are jeopardized. As  she and handsome, brooding private investigator Jake Gold battle to  prove her innocence, they uncover shocking revelations about the city  she serves, the people she loves, and her beautiful, reckless celebrity  diva sister, Sophia. 

Set during Pittsburgh's first time as host of the  Super Bowl, Most Highly Favored Daughter, scores big with those who like  their suspense spiced with romance. 

2018 Indie Book Finalist for Inspirational Fiction

2018 First Place Winner for Romantic Suspense, The Author Zone Awards 

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Romantic Comedy

I have written one romantic comedy, my first novel, St. Anne's Day, and a Christmas novel, A Shepherd's Song.

My next novel, a spin-off from St. Anne's Day called Our Lady of the Roses, will be out this fall.

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St. Anne's Day



Unemployed, Anne Lyons is forced to accept a position as a private duty nurse for an elderly spitfire, Peg McMaster, who is recovering from heart surgery. When she meets the woman’s handsome son, Gerry, an instant attraction is ignited. Though he may be the city's most eligible bachelor, he reminds her of her callous ex-boyfriend.

To escape the life that took his father’s and threatens his, Gerry McMaster has avoided love.  Then he meets Anne, and suddenly he’s fighting feelings he’s run from for years.

Peg has been praying to St. Anne, the patron saint of housewives, to find a suitable wife for her son before she dies, and she believes that Anne's arrival on the Feast of St. Anne is the answer to her prayers. With the aid of St. Anne, she conspires to bring the pair together in this charming, heartwarming tale that readers have described as spirited, sparkling, and sassy.

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A Shepherd's Song


Tom Shepherd is anything but a hero.  A senior physics major at Three  Rivers University in Pittsburgh, he just wants to make some easy cash.   On the last Sunday in November, he arrives at Holy Redeemer church in  Perrysville to sell the Christmas season’s hottest toy, So Big Sammy,  for three times its retail price to a buyer, but a snafu lands him in  the middle of a bone marrow drive benefitting four-year-old Christo  Davidson, who has leukemia.  When everyone there—including the media  covering the event—assumes that Tom has come to give the toy to the sick  boy, Tom has no choice but to give it away.  

Lauded by the  media as a hero and bestowed with the nickname The Good Shepherd, Tom  finds himself an overnight celebrity.  As a toy scalper and liar, he  knows he’s unworthy of the honor, but when Gloria Davidson, a fellow  student and Christo’s relative, seeks out Tom to thank him for being  kind so kind to her little cousin, Tom, bewitched by her beauty,  embellishes his character and lies to further impress Gloria.  Tom asks  Gloria out, beginning a relationship that will lead him to examine  everything he believes.  

A Christmas romance with the charm  of Dickens’s A Christmas Carol and the spirit of It’s a Wonderful Life, A  Shepherd’s Song, with set your soul to singing. 

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Memoir Writing

For many years I taught memoir writing at the community college level and independently. 

After many requests from students, I  developed a do-it-yourself guide for individuals to write their own memoirs or personal history.

Gleamings Guide to Writing Your Life Story


 By answering a series of easy-to-follow questions, you will be walked  through the process of writing your life story. In no time, you will  have a life story that will be treasured by all.                

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