Tuesday, March 30, 2021

In the news...

It's been hectic and exciting these past few months! Ups and downs and sideways twists.

Good news. Hubby and I are vaccinated and beginning to venture out into the world. 

And here's more good news.

I wanted to share this wonderful article featuring the backstory of Phantom of Execution Rocks with many thanks to Peggy Spellman Hoey at The Patch for this thoroughly intriguing write-up. 

Click here to read the fascinating story behind the story: 

What else is happening? Well, the first book in my new series, Luckland Ladies Mysteries, is getting polished and primed and ready to launch. Mystery, Mayhem, Romance and a generally fun time will be had by all when the legendary ladies take to the shelves.

There's more to come, and I promise to share it all as it happens!

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Warmest of holiday wishes to all my readers! Thanks for being there during this chaotic and challenging time. Here’s hoping 2021 brings good news, good cheer and lots more stories to share.

Don’t forget, sign up for my newsletter and stay tuned for some truly wonderful news!


Wednesday, December 9, 2020

A little mayhem for the holidays!

Every year, I give myself the gift of writing a short holiday story. Last year, it was Holiday Homecoming. A sweet mystery with a happy ending. This year? Well, I've got a treat for you. Mistletoe and Mayhem. A fun and cozy mystery you can read over your lunch hour. Or over breakfast. As you doze off. 

If you've got #KindleUnlimited, it's a double treat, as you can read for free. If not, well, it's only 99¢. 
Enjoy a sneak preview!

Want more? Just click to get the full version! 
Happy Holidays and Happy Reading.

Saturday, November 14, 2020

New Book Release!

Phantom of Execution Rocks promo

Phantom of Execution Rocks is available now! And readers are chiming in. I'm grateful for the feedback and thankful for the kind words!

"An excellent read. A solid story, well written and completely engaging. A delightful mix of historical mystery and love story that draws the reader in." Maggie M.

"The writing is smooth and it is easy to stay with twists and turns of the mystery as it unfolds. Once you pick it up, you will not put it down." Amazon Reviewer

This is a fictionalized narrative of what may have happened centuries ago on the North Shore of Long Island. Between slave-traders and abolitionists. Between the patriots and traitors. And how it all circles back to a 21st century couple grappling with the horrors of the past, family secrets and their own scars of the past.


Friday, November 6, 2020

The Porter Sisters Return

Phantom of Execution Rocks Book Cover

Luce is back. And on a mission...

Get ready for an adventurous little tale featuring the little house of horrors lighthouse at execution rocks. 
On the North Shore of Long Island among the estates and plantations of the eighteenth century, there were secrets. Centuries later, those secrets are coming to light. Visions of ghostly ships and tales of evil offer a mystery just waiting to be solved. But only by those who truly need the answers.
Luce Porter needs those answers. Detective Andy Holman wants to help her find them. 
Neither of them may be ready for the truth. Will it drive them apart or bond them forever?

Available everywhere Friday the 13th (of November, 2020)

Saturday, August 29, 2020

The Ladies of Luckland have found their home! 

I started this blog as a journal for an aspiring author diving into the world of self-publishing.

Without a doubt I am thrilled and awed at how far I've travelled on that road. 

But life is full of curve-balls. And it's with incredible joy that I share the news that my journey as an author is taking an enormous leap. The Luckland Ladies Mystery Series is going to be published by Scarsdale Publishing. 

Stay tuned for all the news that's fit to print about our favorite rabble-rousers as they reveal their decades of secrets and lies. 

Their life of Mystery and Mayhem. Their tales of lost love and second chances.

In the town where nothing is sacred and everything is everyone else's business.

And while you wait, don't forget All About Annie and The Christoph Curse are now on Kindle Unlimited! 

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Dealing with ghosts

I grew up in a wonderful neighborhood. The kind where kids fled into the street after school to play. We lived on the water. And exploring the rocky jetties and shell hunting on the beach passed the time and and fueled our imagination.

We lived on the Long Island Sound, on a peninsula. If you looked out across the water, you could see the coastline of the New York Connecticut border area. And smack in the middle of the water was a lighthouse. There were many stories about the lighthouse and it's origins. As kids we made up a few more. 

We knew they referred to the little island with the lighthouse as execution rocks. In our innocence, we thought they executed pirates there. They didn't.

Execution Rocks Courtesy US Coast Guard

Growing up is never easy. Growing up and discovering the things you took so much pleasure in were evil to their very core? That's tough. Reconciling joy and despair takes a maturity personally I may never achieve. And once I learned the true history of the horrors of the picturesque beacon, it haunted me. 

I've wanted to write about it for a long time. But I'm not a historian, I'm a storyteller.

And my next book will allow me to weave a tale featuring several variations of the the little house of horrors lighthouse at execution rocks. I need to tell them in a way that you, the reader, can accept, own and reconcile. That's my task. Help you understand that while evil comes and goes, our better selves must rise above it. Even today, google Execution Rocks and you'll find different versions of the horrors that occurred there. Some have been "purified" to remove any stain on the settlers of Long Island. Others make heroes out of enemies. Ultimately, there may be a grain of truth in every version.

So stay tuned for the story of two people haunted by a shared childhood vision, while a third tries to erase the past. 

What About Luce: Coming Fall 2020.

In the news...

It's been hectic and exciting these past few months! Ups and downs and sideways twists. Good news. Hubby and I are vaccinated and beginn...