Novels and Short Stories

Julia Riley thinks she’s happy. The executive director of Boston’s Fledger Foundation, she and her wife, Carrie, are raising three children, one from Julia’s first marriage…but being content is not the same as being happy.

Katie Brennan is the popular host of a network television morning show. She has two children and a husband who plays major-league baseball. Rumors of her husband’s infidelity are troubling, but she knows how often the media reports innuendo and half-truths instead of facts.

When the two women collaborate on a fundraising program for a new diversity center, they immediately strike up a friendship, one that only grows stronger when Katie discovers her husband has indeed been unfaithful.

As Katie’s marriage fails, she realizes she is intensely attracted to her friend. Surprised by her own feelings, Katie distances herself from Julia, straining their relationship.

For her part, Julia needs time to heal the wounds of her marriage. She’s not sure Katie will accept a romantic relationship, however, a doubt that gives her pause.

Before either woman can move on, they need to find and accept themselves. Love might feel like falling through shooting stars, but sometimes it takes time for the stars to fall.

COMING

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2017

Five years have passed since Alex Toles walked away from the covert world of international espionage.

Alex spends her days as an instructor at the police academy, and her evenings coaching the local high school track team. Life in the Toles household has fallen into a familiar routine. Alex and her wife Cassidy have built their life around juggling the needs of their teenage son, a precocious seven-year-old, and a pair of equally mischievous twins. Their day to day world seems to hold more challenges and greater rewards for Alex than any case she ever sought to solve. All that is about to change.

A missing teenager's photography project will lead Alex into the woods of Connecticut, and the twisted mind of a sadistic killer. Paired with an unlikely partner, Alex will face old ghosts and new demons as new adversaries shine light on shadows of the past.

Travel with Alex and Cassidy, Claire and Hawk, Rose and Helen, and the crazy Toles clan as they navigate an uncertain world and a growing family. Politicians and agents, moms and children, mishaps and new horizons—every person is part of a story, and some stories refuse to go UNTOLD. 
 

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