Seven Twisted Trees synopsis


Detective Heather Ireland needed an escape from all kinds of heat in Fort Myers, Florida. Franklin, North Carolina offers a beautiful mountain setting, but as problems do, they tag along. Like the price the Romero Cartel has on her head, and two old flames. One she’d like to stamp out, and the other she wouldn’t ignite for fear of burning him. Still, she carries a torch. They both end up on her turf to play the roles they started: Stalker and Guardian.

Grappling with her own infertility, the first case she catches is the horrific murder of a newborn infant.  The baby’s mother does nothing but quote scriptures of wrath in response to questions—when she is not catatonic. Detective Ireland delves deep into this family tree and finds that a few branches should have been pruned a long time ago. She aims to do the tree trimming.

Then Sheriff Howard drops four cold cases in her lap. Four missing women who could not have been more different. Four theories for their disappearances. Repeatedly reminded that Macon County “don’t get many murders in these parts”, she begs to differ. No one looked for Erica, thought be a runaway. Lisa’s husband told people “She run off with another man”.  Nicole’s heartbreak might have been a reason for her to abruptly leave her teaching job, but Sabrina had a bright future and no reason to run.

So why did Detective Ireland begin to suspect they were all connected?

The investigation leads to a story about a woman whose name means “truth”. She was the first of the seven twisted trees, and the reason for the rest.


Seven Twisted Trees cover front


Seven Twisted Trees…coming soon

Seven Twisted Trees cover

Coming soon

Seven Twisted Trees cover 1


Possible cover for my book coming out in a few months.


Sanibel signing


LaBelle signings


LaBelle signing


Signing on Sanibel 2-22 from 1-4


Check out my new Etsy store!

I just have books on now but will add my pictures this week!

Big Box Retail

I started as a part-time cashier at nights so I could still homeschool my kids. As soon as they figured out I had a brain and could do more than rote tasks (a few weeks), I worked on the service desk. Then we were moving to a larger store and the Photo Lab Manager begged me to work for her. That was a no-brainer and I liked challenges, but as a joke I told her I would only accept the position if she would get down on her knees at the next store meeting and beg. She did! I was JOKING, really. All I remember about her is she tended to panic and she kept wanting me to work full-time hours even after I explained that my kids were my priority. She begged me for about six months to work more hours, and I was tired of it all, so I quit.

I wasn’t done with that Big Box chain, though. It would come back to haunt me and to help me at the same time.

More to come….

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