Welcome

Welcome to my website. Though I spend most of my time writing novels, I also blog and post an occasional comment on Facebook. A mother of two, a wife of one, a sibling of three (formerly four, see my blog), I was orphaned at age thirty-three. My autistic son keeps me in touch with my quirky side (he’s also in my blog). Aside from writing novels, I have contributed various works on law, history, and social issues. I am a Kirkus Reviews Featured Author, and a member of Goodreads, the Authors Guild, the Cassell Network of Writers, and the American Film Institute. Yet my true love, apart from my family, is fiction—writing and reading it.

Hey Joood Blog

In my blog, I discuss my novels, my favorite fiction, and personal articles.
You can read the Hey Joood blog here.

Death Steppe

My novel, set during World War II in western Russia, involves a dissident war widow sent to the front lines as a medic, and the injured, disillusioned German officer she encounters on the frozen steppe. Now available at online retailers. More information on the Death Steppe page

Voices in the Wind

In this novel, a young attorney accepts a job at her imperious father’s law firm in western Nebraska, which forces her to confront tragedies old and new, and leads her into a harrowing fight for survival and the transformation that brings forgiveness and a new perspective. Now available at online retailers. More information on the Voices in the Wind page.

Alone in the Wind

A young attorney strives to protect those around her amid tragedy and the threat of drug dealing and abuse that begins to attack her small town. Ultimately, her rage causes her to take action over the death of a young friend. The consequences blacken her soul and plunge her into a struggle for peace and redemption. Now available! More information on the Alone in the Wind page.

Cries in the Wind

Stirred by the mystery of two strangers, Megan is drawn into the unsolved murders of two local women from decades ago. Her pursuit of the truth endangers her and those close to her, ultimately forcing a heavy price when she solves the case. More information on the Cries in the Wind page. Now Available!

Fire in the Wind

Megan deals with a cross burning on her land, the tragic illness of her dear friend, James, and the influx of drugs in the area. She is wrongly accused and jailed for the murder of a new boyfriend. When a villain chases her in the darkness, they fight to the death. Megan strives to find peace in the midst of her actions and losses. More information on the Fire in the Wind page. Available winter 2016-17.

Lies in the Wind

Megan becomes embroiled in the investigation of a double murder involving her clients. When a beneficiary is proven a fraud and Megan solves the crimes, she and Jay come under attack by the killers. More information on the Lies in the Wind page.