to my website. I reside in Milton, Florida, with my husband Al. We have
one married son and two grandsons who live in Maine-a long way from their
grandma and grandpa.
As an elementary
school teacher, my passion is teaching young children how to write creatively.
I believe reading and writing go hand-in-hand. If a child can write, he
I’m a founding
member of the Panhandle Writers Group and with their support and motivation
for the past five years, I’ve written several short stories, essays and
two novels. Since I was born and raised in Ontario, Canada, my writing
often reflects my heritage.
is a historical romance set during the American Civil War and tells the story of a young man fighting to stay true to his convictions.
is a romance between a wounded American veteran and a feisty, determined
Canadian fighting to save her family from financial ruin.
Courage”, is a true story of my widowed grandmother’s struggle to raise
five children on her own. Both books are available on Amazon.com.
Honorable Woodrow Melvin is a biography of my husband's uncle who was one
of the most respected and wise judges in Florida. Starting as a small town
lawyer he retired as a judge on the Appellate Court.
"Death Behind the
Dunes" is a murder mystery set on the coast of northwest Florida. A high
school reunion ends in tragedy when one of its former pupils is found dead
behind a dune. The investigating Lieutenant,also a former graduate must
find the killer of the woman he once loved.
"Death Beyond the
Breakers" -- A dead body is discovered in a shrimpboats trolling
net. Was the victim murdered by drug runners? Was he on an oil company's
hit list, or did the man die of natural causes? Mystery with a hint of
"Death on Blackwater
Bay" -- A judge is murdered, and suspicion falls on an ex-con, an innocent
man recently released from prison, sent there by the judge eighteen years
ago. Can the cop who believes in him prove his innocence?
All of my novels
may be found on Amazon.com
A menu of short stories
is available to read online.
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