I am proud and elated to inform all of my readers and supporters that all of my novels are now available through Barnes & Noble and are NO LONGER AVAILABLE through Amazon.
All novels have been updated, reformatted and are available in hard back and E-book.
If you haven’t read any of them yet and are wondering if you want to, I’ll tell you a little about each one of them, because we all know that sometimes that synopsis we see on jackets don’t always tell us what we really want to know. I’ll begin with my first novel.
If you like horror novels and a good scare, you might enjoy this one. Animus is a story about the resurrection of a dead man, Bradley Cavanaugh, who is brought back to life by someone who wants to exact revenge on the man she sees as the person who destroyed her life. However, his reanimation doesn’t go quite the way she’d planned. When he escapes her basement and makes his way home to the wife that he blames for his death, things REALLY spiral out of control.
Seeing is my second novel. If you’re from or ever lived in Pahokee, Florida, you should enjoy all the locale references made in this novel. Many people who have read this book told me that it took them on a trip down memory lane as they recalled the days of their youth and that they could literally envision the halls of Pahokee High School. The novel centers around 14-year-old (she turns 15 in the book) Diedre “DeeDee” Olsen, a typical, teenage tomboy whose life is turned upside down when she acquires the ability to see ghosts after suffering a traumatic head injury while playing softball. This novel contains humor and serious situations as it follows the life of an adolescent girl trying to cope with abilities she doesn’t know how to handle, eventually using them for good and to comfort the grieving.
Hurricane is my third novel and is about a Category 5 storm, Hurricane Phillipe, that is barreling towards the southeast coast of Florida, threatening to destroy the coastline and the Herbert Hoover dike that surrounds Lake Okeechobee. The main characters are Kayla Woodbridge and Boone Chadwick, who meet at the beach during vacation. Kayla, a native Floridian and survivor of Hurricane Andrew, knows to take the threat of the approaching hurricane seriously and leaves the beach before it makes landfall. Boone, on the other hand, has never experienced a hurricane and chooses to stay longer, or until the hurricane becomes a real threat. When island goers are forced to evacuate, they get stranded on the island after the causeway bridge collapses leaving them with no route of escape and forcing them to ride out the storm in beachfront hotels. For anyone who has ever been in a hurricane and had to hunker down while it passed through, knows that the beach is the LAST place one wants to be when that happens!!! What could possibly go wrong??
The Punishment Room is my fourth novel, and one that was difficult to write because it deals with sexual abuse of a minor, and while writing some of the scenes, I cried. The main character is Joey Sheffield, now an adult, who makes a return trip home at the request of her sister, Rosemary, to attend the funeral of the father that she despised because of the abuse. What Joey doesn’t realize until it’s too late is that she was summoned home under false pretenses – not for a funeral, but so that a mother more wicked than the father can exact her revenge on the one she blames for staining the Sheffield name.
The Other Me is my fifth novel and a sequel to Seeing. Dr. Diedre “DeeDee” Olsen Blanchard is now an adult and a Child Psychologist. Led deep into the bowels of the Florida Everglades as she attempts to track down information about the dead twin brother of her 7-year-old patient, a brother he never knew existed and who is haunting him, DeeDee encounters Earl and Maylene Tibbetts. Uneducated, unruly and abusive to the children in their care, the husband and wife team hide many dark secrets on their farm – and in the surrounding woods. Because of her ability to see the dead, DeeDee knows what secrets are buried in the woods, but will she be able to expose their heinous crimes to the authorities before the remaining children on the farm become the Tibbetts’ next victims?
All can be purchased online or at a Barnes and Noble store near you. If unavailable in the store, you can request to order a copy.
To all my readers and encouragers…..thank you so much for sticking by me, believing in me, encouraging me to continue, and supporting me, either with kind words or good book reviews.
There are no words to completely express my gratitude.