I was born and grew up in Missouri, surrounded by a family who loved stories, whether from a book or told on the front porch. I’ve lived in various cities in different parts of the country and can honestly say I’ve loved them all. I’m currently living in a picture-perfect small town just north of Philadelphia. Wherever I’ve gone, books have been the bridge to my new community and new friends. I’m the author of the Jennie Connors mystery series: Left at Oz, Put Out the Light, Consider the Lilly, By Whose Hand, and the recently released, Lethal Journal. These stories explore the challenges facing a single mother as she learns to balance independence with family and career responsibities – all while solving the occasional murder.
Love and Not Destroy
introduces Peace Morrow and examines the ways in which destiny is shaped by family secrets. It is set in a museum of antique tools and folk art in a small town near Philadelphia. The protagonist is Peace Morrow,
a young woman who was found in a basket as an infant. Twenty-two years later, when a homeless man is murdered in exactly the same spot. Peace can’t believe it’s a coincidence and thus begins a search for identity that explores the nature of family, of loyalty and responsibility.