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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

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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History in Fiction: X-ray Research

I’m a huge fan of documentaries, particularly those made by Ken Burns. His entertaining and educational style has brought history alive for recent generations. I was pleased when his documentary about Prohibition released just after I finished writing Mistaken, my debut novel. His most recent work, Cancer: The Emperor of all Maladies, once again touches […]

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One Family’s Link to the 1906 Earthquake

One exciting thing about being an author is meeting readers who connect with your books because of their own family histories. After publishing my Prohibition-era novel, Mistaken, I heard from readers who remembered their parents or grandparents telling stories of illegal stills, a family bootlegger, or having worked as federal Prohibition agents. Many of these stories […]

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