Beyond the Ashes

BEYOND THE ASHES THE GOLDEN GATE CHRONICLES | BOOK 2 Published 6/2015 by Abingdon Press. (ISBN-10: 1426781415. ISBN-13: 978-1426781414) She’s had her love and lost it. He’s still missing his heart’s desire. Is it really better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all?  Where better to rebuild and face one’s fears than […]

Out of the Ruins

OUT OF THE RUINS THE GOLDEN GATE CHRONICLES | BOOK 1 Published 5/2014 by Abingdon Press. (ISBN: 9781426780578,ISBN: 9781426787331) A shaky prayer. A shattered faith. A city in ruins. What–or who–will bring Abby back to God? “God save her. I’ll do anything. Just make her better. And You’d better be listening, God, because if You dare take […]


MISTAKEN  (Published 2013, Abingdon Press). Since booze and prohibition have made criminals out of every man in her world, Laurie Burke resolves to find at least one honorable man to fill her life. Convinced that handsome newcomer Daniel Shepherd is connected with her brother’s rum-running gang, Laurie quickly scratches his name off her list. Daniel […]

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The Joys of Historical Research

Today I want to flip open those dusty history books and dig into some of the joys of historical research. That’s right–joys. I know many of you cringe at the very idea, but for a few of us odd history geeks, stumbling over the perfect historical fact or reference is like finding a golden ticket. […]

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Happy Book Birthday to BEYOND THE ASHES!

It’s HERE! Launch day for Beyond the Ashes, Golden Gate Chronicles 2, is finally here! So many of you have said to me, “I can’t wait until the next book!” Believe me, the wait is even harder on my end. I fell in love with Gerald and Ruby years ago, and I’ve been sitting on pins […]

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