Books In Progress

A Cozumel Caper  A Jessica Tyson Mystery                                                                                                                              Fourth in the Jessica Tyson Mystery Series   

Jessica Tyson is called upon to use her ‘powers’ to locate a prominent Seattle businessman whose private plane went down in the Gulf of Mexico. Jesse’s relationship with David, her fiancé, takes a ‘hit’ when he learns that they are not off for a fun-in-the sun vacation, but rather she’s actually brought him along on another of Sergeant Cardon’s missing person assignments.  Danger lurks in every step of Jessica’s search through the jungle of Mexico. The wife of the missing man is determined to collect his life insurance. She wants him found dead — or plans to have him killed if found alive. What can that possibly mean for Jessica and David?

A Little Red Truck

Jayne Thomson, retired and living alone in her childhood home in a small Michigan town, is comfortable in her little world of only friends, neighbors, and church. Though not understanding their existence, she takes pride in proving to her techie son, Ben, away at college, that she can use the surveillance cameras, alarms, computer, and concealed ham radio he’s installed in her house. Ben Thompson craves excitement and the thrill of big city has escaped the small-town farm and, unbeknownst to his mom, lives life on the edge as undercover agent for Detroit’s task force on drugs. When things get too hot, he returns to Mom’s house to work on the family farm. A red pick-up truck is mysteriously left abandoned near Jayne’s home. Ben checks it out and leaves a fingerprint. Major CLASH of mother and son’s worlds. Men from the FBI and more from Homeland Security appear at Jayne’s door; all informing her that Ben is not in school. Ben’s undercover status has been blown and the Detroit Task Force relieves him of his duties. He requests witness protection for his mother and himself.  The department refuses. Jayne expands her horizons and creates identities to secret them out, expanding her world, while Ben is forced to embrace small-town life in rural America.

   Tobacco Days

In research stage.  Talking to people  from Cambridge, Stoughton, and Edgerton areas.
Growing up on the family farm, in days gone by.
More details to follow!



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Autumn thoughts / September equinox

See  updated BOOKS IN PROGRESS page.
Two new stories in the works!

When I learned that I had to re-edit each of my published novels for new publisher, I expected to go into a panic attack, like my character Jessica Tyson does in the series I’ve created. But Hurray!!! I am reveling in the re-writes almost as much as I enjoyed their creation. So much fun to again walk along the paths of the exotic locations and spend time with the friends (characters) that I created so many years ago.

Sometimes I get so caught up in escaping into my writer mind. . . almost forget that people are interested in who I am as a real live person.  Last week at a local presentation people started asking about my past ‘lifetimes’ (That’s what I call the stages my life has carried me through.). It was more difficult for me to reach back and try to remember details of college days and years of working in animal vaccine industry than to relay information about Jessica Tyson’s friends and relatives.

SCARY, isn’t it? How much our mind becomes entangled with created characters as we travel into different worlds with our writing.

As a much younger person, I enjoyed learning different languages (Spanish, German, French) and dreamed of being an interpreter at the UN. My daughters told me, “Mom, when you become old and start with dementia, you will be blithering things in all different languages and no one will understand you.” Okay, having been through early onset Alzheimers with my dear mother and younger sister, I do not want to think about the dementia, but the blithering in different languages sounds kinda like fun, doesn’t it?

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