It is with great excitement, and a touch of bitter-sweet happiness, that I can announce my books are once again available for sale (on Smashwords, and soon on other retailers as well!)

My writing career has been a bit of a long journey. Starting out as a writer for local newspapers and trade magazines, I began to explore my passion to be a novelist with a serious concentration in Romantic Suspense. I had a false start with a small company in 2001 where my book Courage of the Heart was first published; I grew discontent as I felt they were not living up to the things they had promised me. I started looking around for another publisher, I wasn’t confident enough to explore self-publishing options (yet!).

Somewhere in early 2008 another writer friend told me about a great small-publishing company she had just connected with and, with her blessings, I sent a manuscript in for a story called Bartlett’s Rule. Imagine my absolute delight when I received a wonderful acceptance letter from Kimberlee Williams, the owner and editor of Vanilla Heart Publishing. My G-d, what a wonderful journey it has been! Along the way Kimberlee also became one of my closest friends — which she remains as to this day.

Through the years Kimberlee published several more of my novels along with a few anthologies and shorts. I never once thought I would be published by anyone else, but unfortunately due to personal health reasons, Kimberlee recently let me know she was closing VHP down for good; the beautiful friend that she is, she encouraged me to self-publish my existing books and any future stories I wrote under the publisher name of By-Lines. So today I proudly announce that I have begun my self-publishing journey and express my deepest gratitude to Kimberlee for the experience and encouragement.

I hope that you will stay tuned because my stories are not done yet!

 

  Several of my books have won various accolades including:

Hyphema won the Dec 9, 2011 Friday Book Cover Vote on the Shades of Love website & was recommended in the book Summer Reading: 2012 Blue Ribbon Selection published by the Ewen Prime Co.

Final Sin was an Honorable Mention in the Fiction Category of the 2010 NY Book Festival & a 2009 Pushcart Prize nominee.

Popular trade magazine EMSWorld posted about Final Sin & Hyphema.

Bartlett’s Rule was named one of Carolyn Howard Johnson’s Top Ten Reads for 2009

A Chaunce of Riches was Winner of D. Renee Bagby’s readers’ choice for The Best Overall First Chapter, April 2010

60+ Days to LIVE, BREATHE, & WRITE Writer’s Book Selected as Writer’s Groups ‘Textbook’

Karma Visited was featured in USA Today – Happy Ever After – Nov. 7, 2013