This should be a happy time for me. I have good things going on in my life, but right now, I’m sick over what happened in France. In my books, I write about good people and evil people, but that kind of senseless evil and heartlessness isn’t anything I could conceive – or would want to conceive. My heart goes out to the people of Paris, and anyone who has been hurt by this.
This is not the best time to announce my new release, A LOVE & MURDER CHRISTMAS (Love & Murder Book 3), but I’m proud of this book. The manuscript had timeline issues, and I ended up reading it about eight times within a short time. Normally, by about the fifth time in a row that I read a book, I’m starting to hate it. But with this book, I kept on thinking, Hey, this is good! Here’s the info (and below that, there’s more news).
Adam Donahue lives in the perfect vacation place – Door County, Wisconsin. But his life isn’t perfect. His wife was killed by a drunk driver three years ago, and his twelve-year-old daughter has type one diabetes. Now his daughter claims a mythical pooka, in the shape of a giant cat only she can see, is living in her bedroom. It scares him enough to do something he hates – ask for help from his late wife’s best friend.
Lauren Finney’s insurance agent husband disappeared four and a half years ago. Good riddance. Her Irish wolfhound is better company than he ever was. And she misses her best friend more than the missing husband, though Adam – her best friend ‘s widower – makes her heart beat faster. Now it’s time to initiate divorce proceedings against her husband, before the prenup restrictions expire and he comes back to claim half her considerable assets.
As soon as she starts the proceedings, bad things happen. Very bad things.
Then Adam asks her help with his daughter, and good things happen. Very good things.
It might be their very best Christmas … or it might be their very last.
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When I first started writing, about twenty years ago, I wrote short stories and sold them to print mystery magazines. One of my favorites is Street Life, about a homeless teen, his guitar, and friends who might not be trustworthy. It was published in the Red Herring Mystery Magazine, Vol. 2, Mr. 3. Instead of publishing it now, I’m giving it away exclusively to my newsletter subscribers who request it through my contact form.
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