My first novella is now available on Amazon.com
Colleen Decker sets off for California with her camera to participate in a bridesmaid auction set up by an old friend. She has an idea for two photo spreads she can pitch to her editors. The road trip will also give her the opportunity she’s always wanted—to see Wyoming and take loads of pictures.
The bridesmaid auction is unique. Leave it to her friend to come up with such a crazy idea, but the auction will give Colleen a fantastic, unique photo essay to sell. What she doesn’t anticipate, though, is car trouble and a rockslide around the Big Horn Mountains.
Drew Murphy, a veterinarian living with his mother and brother in the Big Horn Mountains, rescues Colleen, not once, but twice, and risks losing his heart to the young photographer who is just passing through his mountains and his life. He refuses to open his heart to love anyone because it hurts too much to lose them
KEPS Cozy Mystery Series
Two sisters-in-law, a mountain cabin in North Carolina, burglaries, and the murder of one of the residents in the cabin community—can Edna and Klara Pidgeon work out their pastry recipe and return home to Texas without being arrested for murder or becoming murder victims themselves?
When Klara meets handsome Gerald Thomas, thoughts of returning to her dull, daily life become replaced by dreams of the future with the handsome Cary Grant look-alike. Edgar Farley arrives from Texas to the surprise of Edna and continues his low-key wooing, much to Edna’s chagrin.
Edna and Klara become embroiled in solving the murder and break-ins but figuring out why a young boy, David, seems to be running around the area of the cabins without his parents’ supervision.
Will Edna and Klara ever be able to perfect their KEPS recipe and return to a normal life?
Lazy M Ranch Series
Book 1: First I'm Nobody He came into Skylar's life, a stranger with no memory of his past. A troublesome past invades his present. Unfolding evidence indicates Duke Green is a criminal on the run. Does Skylar McCrea trust her instinct or abide by the apparent facts?
His past is a mystery, but in the present he is an honorable man. If he were a thief, surely, he would show some characteristics of a man with a criminal mind.
Skylar is a good judge of character and of horseflesh. She knows Skylark's Son will be another champion for the Lazy M Ranch, and she strongly suspects that Duke Green might be a champion himself.
Their search for Duke's past takes them across the country. What will be at the end - a life of freedom with Skylar or separation while Duke pays for his crime? What does God have in mind for the two?
Book 2: Lazy M Ranch Series A poor Texas cowboy, a wealthy Mexican socialite, a whirlwind romance, and a secret marriage: the ingredients of a perfect love story, but for Redigo and Marianna they mean nothing but trouble. Marianna's father is determined to tear the lovers apart and devises a well-organized plan of deceit and lies to remove John Redigo from his daughter's life. His plan succeeds and Redigo and Marianna are torn asunder and for years they lead separate lives. It's during these years that Redigo meets Addie Murphy. They both work on the Lazy M Ranch and have been friends for years but finally realize their feelings for one another are much deeper than just friendship. They discover love is good in the later years of life. Everything seems wonderful and Redigo and Addie look forward to growing older together. That dream becomes clouded when Redigo's daughter from his brief marriage to Marianna comes into his life. Now twenty-five years later, an older and hopefully wiser man has to decide if he will risk life and limb to rescue the love of his youth from the man now trying to take her life and steal her fortune. Does Redigo rescue the lady and rekindle the love of his youth or does he realize the last love is the best love?
Book 3: Lazy M Ranch Series Rosita Hernandez lost her mother but found a father. After her mother's death, she wants to deepen her relationship with her father by leaving Mexico to head north to Texas. Rosita doesn't count on a developing relationship with a handsome ranch hand. The cowboy instantly ropes her heart.
Appearing to be a gentle soul, Billy Gant is implicated when mishaps occur around the ranch. Is Billy really trying to do harm to the ranch and its inhabitants? If not Billy, then who might be seeking to harm the owners and crew?
Realizing he is falling for Rosita, Billy knows she's out of his league, socially. Her faith clashes with Billy's anger at God for allowing his father to die.
Does this relationship stand a chance? Join the cast of characters from the Lazy M as they attempt to solve the mystery plaguing the ranch.
All Books in the Lazy M Ranch Series can be purchased through http://pelicanbookgroup.com/ or www.amazon.com