Adele Johansson is the town outsider, desperate for a chance at redemption... Her parents are murderers, sentenced to hang, and she must live on the charity of an aunt and uncle she barely knows. Her only hope is to marry but how can she do that when she has been forced into a society to which she doesn't belong?


Grai Madison is on the brink of inheriting a vast fortune until fate steps in... Just before Grai can take command of his grandfather's estate, he is brutally stabbed and robbed. Left for dead, he is saved by a spirit who takes control of his body to save his life.


When Adele stumbles into the ruins that shelter Grai, she finds a man whose mystery must be unraveled before his would-be killer discovers them both.

Literary Fiction


Ferris Wheel

a short story


Tommie was accustomed to being picked on, but when he doesn't get to ride the Ferris wheel and everyone else does, he must find his courage, even during the magic show.

A great little historical rendering that takes place at the turn of the century. When the carnival came to town, children went wild, and so we take a quick little journey through the eyes of a boy as he runs behind the others along the dusty road that leads to the most amazing contraption ever to hit planet earth. The Ferris wheel. A story about what kids used to do in the old days when they were picked on... pull up their bootstraps and move on!

A nice read for adults too! Good conversation opener.

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​​​I have been accepted as a member of Romance Writers of America and look forward to working with them.


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