I am a multi award-winning Australian author who spent thirteen years contracted by traditional publishers. At the beginning of 2017, I decided it was time to self-publish.
This has allowed me to step out of my comfort zone, and to write books I want to write, and believe my readers would like to read.
I write mostly western romance these days.
I’ve taught writing for many years, and have written several non-fiction books about writing. I’ve worked as an editor for publishers, coached writers one-on-one, and have appeared at writer’s conferences in Australia and New Zealand.
I have been married to my own real-life hero for 42 years. We have two grown children, and six grandchildren.
Our household would not be complete without our wonderful pets, which includes two elderly cats and our beautiful dog Bindy, who loves long, leisurely walks. We are also fostering a puppy, who will ultimately go to an Autism school.
My hobbies are tenpin bowling and papercrafts, and surprisingly, going to the gym.
After her parents are killed, eighteen-year-old Bessie is sold by her ruthless uncle to a saloon owner.
Tricked into believing she is there to sing, she is horrified to learn it is not her voice she is selling, but her body. As a soiled dove she is so desperate to escape, she risks fleeing with Thomas, one of her clients.
Is he as kind as he seems? Does he love her like he says, or has she jumped from one dire situation into another?
Missy O’Reilly isn’t the trusting type. After being almost killed, she’s been on the run for several months. Moving from town to town was the only thing she could do to keep safe.
She has the evidence, and her stalker wants to destroy it along with her…
Rory Callahan is fascinated by the newcomer to River Valley, Montana. The moment he clapped eyes on her he was smitten. Little did he know she was hiding a deep dark secret. One that might get her killed. Or if he hung around long enough, he might also be in the firing line.
Convinced he’s met his soul-mate, will Rory be able to convince her to stay? And exactly what is the mysterious secret she’s been hiding?
**Each book in the series is standalone, but I suggest you start with book one to get a feel for the main characters.
A dark secret has Grace Black leaving a successful bull riding career to visit her best friend at River Valley, Montana.
Jordon Callahan is a veterinarian who lives for his work. After being dumped on his wedding day, he vows never to let a woman get close enough to hurt him again.
Can they overcome Grace’s secret and his sense of betrayal to find happiness together?
After meeting Isabella O’Reilly at his brother’s wedding, Sheriff Chase Callahan is smitten. With his wife’s tragic death still on his mind, even after all these years, dare he risk falling in love again?
Isabella could have stayed in Chase’s arms forever, but work commitments forced her to leave him. Caught up in a dangerous situation, will Isabella be able to escape and reconcile with Chase? Or will they be torn apart for eternity?
Reclusive rancher Kody Callahan is injured and taken to hospital. He meets an intriguing young doctor and much to his surprise is immediately smitten.
Molly Simpson has a secret she dare not reveal. Falling for Kody is the last thing she wants or needs.
Will she follow her heart, and risk everything for love, or will she walk away from the one person she knows to be her true soulmate?