Work in Progress

Look for some upcoming children's story publications. I've written some new stories for kids and culled some chapters from my young adult novel after giving up on publishing the entire book.

I am excited about a new story that I've given the working title of The close heart of the afterlife. I am also compiling my stories into a short story collection and continuing work on my thriller novel, The Ripper.

Payback is a bitch, an excerpt from The Ripper.

Rosa Wolfe is a firebrand detective investigating a series of grisly homicides in Raleigh, North Carolina. Until a personal tragedy costs her everything--her marriage, her career, and her badge. Depressed and alone, Rosa returns to the streets she once patrolled, finding satisfaction in high-payoff vengeance for hire. Then Nick the Nick enters her life.

Nicholas Nicholson is a former Green Beret turned vigilante who teams up with Rosa to free Raleigh's streets of crime. Rosa believes that if she and Nick can find and apprehend "The Ripper", the serial killer responsible for the string of rape/murders that has continued during the three years she has been working without a gold shield, Rosa might be able to turn her life around. Then the investigation takes a terrifying and unexpected turn and Rosa is faced with a task that will test both her intelligence and her morality.