I am a multicultural author, writing new adult and contemporary romance, and young adult fantasy. I am an MBA and have worked in corporate America for many years, but began writing a couple of years ago and discovered it to be my passion. I love reading most genres, but historical fiction and new adult are my favorites.
My debut novel, Altered, from Penner Publishing, is now available from your favorite bookseller, and my short story, Connections, is exclusively available on Amazon. I have also collaborated with a group of wonderful authors (and great friends), and our short story collection, Déjà You, is also available.
I have two adult daughters and live in a suburb of Houston, Texas.
At first, I saw him as everyone else did.
But then, I saw him for who he really was.
Recognized the beauty beneath the pain.
Loved the quirks disguising the insecurity.
Embraced the man who hid behind the boy.
But there was so much more…
More I didn’t know.
And once I did, I couldn’t let
Of the boy.
…even if his past is threatening
Nothing will alter what we’ve built.
This standalone short story is an updated version from the annual Hot Holiday Reads anthology, with an added scene.
To say Casie Armstrong is shy on first dates is an understatement. When she receives a Twitter message from a tattooed, self-identifying IT nerd, she finds comfort in online anonymity. After weeks of messaging, texting, and phone calls, they finally decide to meet.
When they do come together, will it be as hot as their online hookups? Or will Casie revert to her normal introverted self?
The Stockings Were Hung (Hot Holiday Reads, #3)
Jingle your bells! In Fuse Literary’s third annual Hot Holiday Reads anthology, everybody’s hung for the holidays.
100% of the profits will be donated to the UNHCR, the UN agency leading and coordinating international action to protect refugees.
My contributing story is Spending the Holidays with RandyRob about a woman who meets a man on Twitter.
Winning a trip to Scotland to meet the star of her favorite television show may seem like a dream, but this grieving woman only wants peace… and fun.
Faith Harris has lost her faith in love, in life, in her own ability to cope with all that is thrown at her. First she lost her father to a sudden illness while in the midst of her own divorce. Then she left her glitz-and-glam job as a Hollywood studio attorney. Now her college-bound daughter has left home and she’s alone and ready for a change. So when she wins a trip to Scotland, she jumps at the chance.
The highlight of the contest is spending the day with Andrew Spence, the star of her favorite television show, Skye. While Faith is a huge fan of Skye, she hadn’t given much thought to its star. Andrew is surprisingly open and friendly, and once he discovers Faith’s plan to hike up a nearby mountain the following day, he invites himself along. Their attraction is undeniable, but Faith is fearful of opening her heart again; especially to someone who is on the cusp of fame, potentially dragging her back into the life she’s tried to put behind her. She tests the waters of this unconventional relationship, but the distance, and social media backlash from the very fandom she is a part of, almost destroys their fragile bond. When Faith discovers that Andrew has been hiding his knowledge of her industry connections from her, it may obliterate it completely.
Disparate Soul – A YA (Young Adult) low fantasy novel about a teen who has always been different (in so many ways), and her realization of what’s really going on in the seemingly normal world around her. Book 1 of The Sacred Brushes series
1936 – A woman discovers who her grandfather really was as a younger man making a life for himself and his family in depression-era Mississippi. A screenplay
Thinner Than Water – A “sliding doors” story of a woman living two very different lives – one with her adoptive parents and the other with her birth parents. Novel
High School Hate – A couple has a terrible breakup in high school, and continue that trend over the next few years. Will they have a second chance at love when they meet at their high school reunion, or will they continue to make each other’s lives miserable? Short story
Summer Healing – A contemporary enemies to lovers romance about a poly-sci major home for the summer from college. While visiting her ailing grandfather in the hospital, she meets a hot RN with strong political opinions, completely opposite of her own. Short story