Leaving It All Behind
Savannah Calhoun’s life is in disarray. Her association with a corrupt senator has rendered her tabloid fodder in Washington DC. On top of that, her advertising agency boss is allowing a coworker to take credit for Savannah’s work. While trying to extract herself from both situations, her beloved grandfather, Judge Roy Stonewall Jackson Calhoun dies. Returning to her grandfather’s home in Jackson Creek, Kentucky, Savannah gets a fresh perspective on what her life is and what it could be.
Lance Donovan pulled up stakes in Nashville soon after his wife died of a heroin overdose. Moving to Jackson Creek near where his mother grew up, he starts his own electrician business, which allows him to devote more time to his four-year-old son, Brandon. Lance hears gossip about the newly arrived Savannah, googles her, reads the sordid stories, and decides to steer clear of her. But Brandon has latched on to Savannah and declares her his friend.
Because of Brandon, Lance and Savannah keep running into each other. The attraction between the two is mutual, but hurt by past relationships, they both come up with reasons to keep their distance. They have to work through their own misgivings, but are bonded by the powerful love and outspoken truthfulness of a four-year-old boy.
Two months after American enters World War II, Stella Bingham’s father dies. Before she can adjust to her new life, someone claiming to be Sam Bingham’s son, contests the will, laying claim to half of everything Stella inherited.
Barely out of high school, Ray Fox left under a cloud of disgrace. Now, he is back home fixing up the old farm. As he contemplates going off to war, his past keeps coming back to haunt him.
Ray rescues Stella when her car runs out of gas. She remembers him for his blemished past. He knows her for always having her nose in a book. As they gradually share family secrets, and uncertainties over the war, their views of each other begin to change. When Ray joins the Marines, they both wonder if their small slice of happiness can last or be destroyed forever.
Mystery at Cove Lake
A spooky house, a bank robbery, and a hard-nosed sheriff… What more could a 14-year-old snoop ask for?
Rebelling against her parents’ unconventional lifestyle has adversely affected Kim Chandler’s life, so she jumps at the chance to spend the summer with her grandmother at Cove Lake. Arriving at the old house in the midst of a thunderstorm, Kim hears a radio announcement about a local bank robbery. Her snooping skills kick in and she plans to find the robbers.
Kim's unlikely snooping partner is the brainy Greg Wong. Together, they uncover clues that are instrumental in solving the case. With Greg and her grandmother’s help, Kim comes to better understand herself, and realize she is not responsible for her parents’ decisions.
Brad McKinnon has returned to his roots in Cedar Ridge, Virginia to begin a horse breeding business. He’s off to a good start when super model and tabloid queen, Chloe Cassidy shows up. Though intrigued by her natural beauty and elusive qualities, Brad is suspicious of her motives, and determined to keep his distance.
When nude pictures of Chloe go viral on the Internet, she escapes to Cedar Ridge, hoping to rely on her sister. However, plans go awry when a snowstorm throws her and Brad together. Previous heartbreak has left Chloe emotionally scarred and unable to trust, especially a good-looking, female magnet like Brad McKinnon.
Despite mutual distrust, their attraction is undeniable. Soon they realize things are not what they seem, and they share many of the same values. Yet, if they are to form any kind of relationship, each must let go of past hurt, deal with old jealousies, and learn to trust.
The Long Road Home
In the summer of 1952, American is in the midst of the Korean War and Eisenhower is running for president. But these events are far removed from the Appalachian-Mountain world of Fern Creek and the Spurlock family.
Coralee, a devoutly religious woman has her soul in the church; Jasper her alcoholic, mean-as-a-snake husband has his heart in a jug of moonshine; and JC their music-loving grown son has his head in the clouds. Surrounded by the beauty of the Appalachian Mountains they are caught in a vortex of hope for something better. Then the local minister is dismissed for sexual misconduct, Jasper comes up with a get-rich-quick gambling scheme, and JC returns home with dreams of playing guitar for Hank Williams.
Following disappointment, heartbreak and lots of soul searching, they find their way back after traveling down the long road home
Shauna O'Shea, young, pretty, and full of Irish temper, meets ruggedly handsome rancher Jake Austin, a man of deep convictions, determination and drive, who is used to being in command. Shauna who fights control of any kind, clashes with him instantly, despite the immediate sexual tension between them.
Shauna hates the rawness of the silver mining town, and longs for prettier, more civilized places. She is determined to get out of Virginia City, but after meeting Jake, her plans go awry. Jake is tracking down a killer, but his attraction to Shauna throws him off course.
Both have hidden agendas that interfere with their mounting passion. While investigating her father's past, Shauna is kidnapped. Jake sets out to rescue her, and after a clash of wills, they end up saving each other and following their hearts.
Banjo On My Knee
A coming of age novel set in the Appalachian Mountains of Kentucky.
While trying to cope with the harsh realities of life--poverty, an alcoholic mother, sexual abuse, and bullying by classmates--Justin, a young Southern boy, gains self-respect and salvation when Gideon, an old man, teaches him to play the banjo and to see good in the world.
Good Country People
A collection of Southern short stories
A Song For Addie
A woman works toward realizing her dream.
Food For Thought
All the food in the world is not enough to feed an empty soul.
Trailer Of Dreams
A woman's longing and unrequited love for the perfect man stand in her way as the years tick away - A finalist in the 80th annual Writer's Digest Writing Competition
in the Mainstream/Literary category.
The Forever House
A woman channels her disappointment into an old house–with a surprise awakening.
Sometimes we find that special kind of love with an unbreakable bond.
Home At Last
A woman's hope and joy are restored when she returns home.