Welcome! Welcome to a world where giving up on love is never an option and where having the courage to trust can be dredged up even when the future looks bleak. Hence the “Second” in all my titles!
And yes, I’m very obviously stuck on the word “second.” Why? Life experience. We (and by we, I mean I!) rarely get anything right the first time, especially love. Go ahead: think back to your first crush, maybe way back in elementary school. Aren’t you glad that didn’t work out? (But if it did, good for you!) Whatever I do in life usually takes multiple tries for me to get it right, but I especially like the word second.
SECOND SIGHT is, and always will be, my heart’s first book. The story came to me years ago, and my determination to get it down and into a format that readers could love as much as I do is what drove me to pursue a career in writing. The figure in the lower left-hand corner of the cover is Katrina. She lived in colonial New York, and she and her family were determined to fight the tyranny of King George. The visually impaired young man with the guide dog is Etienne. He lives in suburban DC and until recently made his living as an acclaimed photojournalist for an international magazine. What could those two figures possibly have in common? Hmmm. Not pictured: Katrina’s husband and dearest love, British officer Stephen, as well as Etienne’s . . . “friend,” (or so he is adamant they remain), Catherine. SECOND SIGHT is NOT a time travel book but rather a dual-time-strand romance. If I were a betting gal, though, I’d put my money on those two strands having great importance for each other!
SECOND ACT is a mystery set in the magical world of ballet. It, too, was a story I worked on lovingly for years, and in it you find literary elements that have brought me tremendous joy in life: romance, mystery, and dance. I’m super excited to tell you that a new cover is in the works, so come back soon to see!
Second Draft is a fun short story about a writer struggling with a wayward heroine. A handsome man from the past is standing right in front of both of them, but will either have the courage to acknowledge him? Get a copy free when you sign up for my newsletter!
And of course, LOVE GONE VIRAL was and remains an act of love to help those in need inspired by the Covid-19 virus. Together with the four talented writers who joined me in bringing out the fun and romance-filled anthology, we continue to donate all proceeds to Feeding America and World Central Kitchen. Grab your copy now while it’s still in print, and if you’ve already bought one, send one to a friend and give him or her a smile.
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