Think about your favorite novel. What elements move you? What makes it special to you?

  • Do you laugh out loud?
  • Do you sink deeper under your covers in suspense or fear?
  • Does it keep you guessing?
  • Does it touch your heart?
  • Does it remind you why you love to read?

What if one story could do all that?

Strong plot. Stronger characters.

amy2_x4The magic a story conjures, that comes alive and resonates within a reader can only breathe from the place it always has—the characters. Elizabeth Bennett, Tom Sawyer, Harry Potter, Sherlock Holmes . . . when a character captures the imagination a reader will gladly follow. The enticement becomes far more powerful than any plot. The experience becomes more than turning pages to find out what happens. We read to immerse ourselves in the adventures others stride out to meet that we cannot. To sigh when they find their heart in another. Feel their heartache when all is lost. Laugh at their amusing misfortunes. Be frightened when the bad guy has them cornered and there’s no way out. This soul of the book—the character—is where the love of reading is born.

It’s why I write high impact fiction.

By crafting a dynamic mystery within a conflict-driven love story, I convince the reader why the protagonist’s story has to be told. I invite you to welcome Millie Chandler, Sara Reynolds, Claire Garrison, Celia Hephner, and Kara Cinnamon into your imagination. Please let me know if they become one of your favorites.

Acrostic Poem

- February 14, 2018

#KissPitch Fashion designer determined to turn around the House of Rivaldi. Designs are stolen, bodies fall, and ta…
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- February 14, 2018

#KissPitch Polyglot FBI agent faces off with a drug capo, caught undercover in a net of trafficking. Yet her heart…
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- February 3, 2018

RT @WrtrStat: “The world always seems brighter when you've just made something that wasn't there before.” - Neil Gaiman #amwriting https://…
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- February 2, 2018

#amwriting #GroundhogDay2018 This is what you find yourself doing when your youngest is about to go off to college.
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Where Fiction Meets Reality

  • New York City, NY

    New York City, NY

    Bright lights, big dreams. High fashion, higher stakes. The right designer, the wrong man. Or is he? Enter the House of Rivaldi. Read More
  • Epitome, Maine

    Epitome, Maine

    Small town charm, succulent lobster, ocean breezes. Family or fate? Love or loss? Escape or entrapment? Come visit Epitome. If you dare. Read More
  • Seattle/Bellevue, WA

    Seattle/Bellevue, WA

    Lush. Love. Collisions. Charisma. Take your shot at true love. Just make sure to duck before you lose your heart. Or your life. Read More
  • Cape Ann, MA

    Cape Ann, MA

    Rich forests. Rocky shores. A blossoming friendship. The journey home may be closer than you think. If you make it that far. Read More
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