My Writing

Featured Article

I recently had the opportunity to write a feature article on spy novel to film adaptations for Suspense and Mystery Magazine. Read it here.

The House on Maple Street

My debut novel, The House on Maple Street, is out now.

From the back cover: Excited for a fresh new start, Hillary Altman is about to begin her first semester of graduate school at small New England college. Ever the procrastinator, Hillary waits to the last minute to find housing. But fate smiles upon her, when she takes a room in a picturesque Victorian home, run as a boarding house. But Hillary quickly finds, that all is not as it seems at The House on Maple Street…

“Cleverly crafted” and “unexpectedly enticing.” – Readers’ Favorite

This fast-paced book engages the reader immediately and is a must read for anyone who loves a mystery.” – The Reedsy Team

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My Next Novel

My work in progress is titled Ruth Long, Age 88 and is book one of a six book series. Ruth Long is the un-apologetically sarcastic matriarch of a mid-west family. The story is a first person narrative as Ruth reflects on her life, her relationships, and her family. Because Ruth Long has recently died. The story takes place on the day of her funeral as she picks apart the way her family choose to memorialize her with a deliciously sharp wit.


The Package, a Novella

My new novella, The Package, is currently available in e-book on Amazon. Kindle Unlimited readers can read for free.

From the Back Cover:

Abandoned by her mother in early childhood, Noa was raised by her distant, apathetic grandmother. But a trip to the library in search of her new love, spy thrillers, leads Noa to a life long friendship with a librarian. Fast forward and Noa has established a successful travel blog and her librarian friend has become more like family.

A note in the pocket of a vintage jacket turns a working trip to Vancouver into a mission for a spy international network. The mission is simple. Take a package to a hotel restroom and leave. When things take an unexpected turn, Noa suddenly finds herself in a high stakes game of cat and mouse. Noa quickly finds all the novels in the world are no preparation for the game she’s playing. Will she complete her mission?


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Short Stories:

From time to time, I feature one of my short stories. For more of my short story work, visit my profile at Reedsy Prompts.

This month, I’m featuring my submission from Reedsy Prompt Contest #18, in response to the prompt: Write a story about a character who buys a secondhand coat and then discovers something in the pocket



Featured Short Story: Down An Old Dirt Road

Welcome reader! This week, I’m featuring a short story from my archives. “Down An Old Dirt Road” is based on the writing prompt: a woman is sitting on the front steps of an old, ramshackle house, in an elegant black dress. Down An Old Dirt Road The lyrics of an old country song ran through […]

Featured Short Story: “Room 306”

This week, I’m highlighting more of my short story work. “Room 306” appeared on Reedsy Prompts , as part of their weekly writing contests. This was written and submitted in response to the prompt: Write a short story in which the last line is the count down to midnight on New Year’s Eve Room 306 […]

Featured Short Story: The Package

Welcome back, reader! This week, I’m excited to highlight some of my short story writing for you. First, I’d like to thank Andy Thomson at The Blogging Station for featuring my short story, ‘Ruth Long, Age 88’. This story is based on a writing prompt to write a funeral scene from the viewpoint of the […]

Bonus Short Story: Ruth Long, Age 88

This week, I’m including a bonus post, in addition to my regular update! I’m featuring the short story that started it all, inspiring Ruth Long, Age 88 and the entire In Loving Memory series. The story was based on the writing prompt: write a funeral scene from the point of view of the deceased. Ruth […]

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Poetry

Featured Poem- From the Archives: Come Not Here

Greetings reader! Like many of you, I’ve been keeping busy during this period of quarantine with lots of cleaning and reorganizing projects. This weekend, looking through some tote tubs of old treasures of high school debate trophies, old photos, tchotchkes, day planners and yearbooks, I happened on some files of my old writings. As I […]

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