Drowned at The Rat is almost here!!

Hey. cozy readers! Drowned at The Rat, book two in the Press Pass Mystery Series is just about to release! Go back to 1997, the time of grunge rock and Steve Madden platform slides in my second vintage cozy mystery.

The bass player’s dead and no one’s talking. 

When the bass player of a local punk group turns up dead at the infamous night club known as The Rat, it looks like a clear-cut case of band envy. Boston reporter, Ali Loukas, isn’t so sure. Something smells off and with the help of her boyfriend and homicide detective, Ryan McGuire, Ali sets out to sniff out the real killer . . . or killers. 

It’s 1997 and The Rat is slowly dying. Underground violence and cutthroat competition have become the norm, but Vinny G.’s death threatens to close the curtains. Can Ali help find the killer and save the club or will she end up six feet under?

Less than a week to go. If you snatch it up on pre-order now, you’ll save 50% off the regular price. It goes back to full price on release day, so get it now.  While you’re there, check out the pre-order for book three, Coconut Crush. It’s just barely up for pre-order and it will be a FUN ONE!! Tropical islands, cruising, and mischief!

And here’s a little secret…book one, Previous Engagements, will be free for a few days to celebrate the release of Drowned at The Rat. If you don’t already have book one, get it free May 27th through 30th.

Read Press Pass Mysteries Before They Are Released!


Want to read my next book before it’s released? I’m looking for people who enjoy quick and fun mysteries. There’s no obligation to leave a review, but if you love the book, a review on amazon or goodreads would be appreciated.

Advance reader copies will be in ebook format only at this time. If you’re interested, sign up below. I expect to send out ARCs (Advance Reader Copies) mid-May.

Book two is just a month away from release. Three and four are not far behind. Sign up now for updates and perks that only go out to newsletter subscribers.

NEW Press Pass Cozy Mystery Series

It’s here!! The first book in the Press Pass Mystery series is available on amazon. Set in 1996 Boston, it’s a vintage cozy mystery. Get to know reporter Ali Loukas while she helps police solve a high profile murder. You may think ‘Big City’, but through Ali’s eyes, you’ll intimately experience the cozy little neighborhoods within the chaos of the bright lights. Get it on amazon today!
For kindle, in paperback and free to read with Kindle Unlimited. GET IT HERE!! 

And…if you love it, check out the pre-order for book two!

COMING SOON! Previous Engagements – A Press Pass Cozy Mystery

Hey, Reader Friends!

My first fiction book will be released March 1st and I’m excited(and a bit nervous) to share it with you.

I started the first draft of this book in 1993 while living in Boston and working as a nanny. I wrote on the subway, on Cape Cod during summer working “vacations”, and on my time off when I spent a month traveling across the US by train. I finished the first draft a few weeks before I got married in 1998.

On Cape Cod where the action happens in my book, Previous Engagements.

Life changed and this book sat unedited on a shelf for more than 20 years. In that 20 years I learned more about the craft of writing. I took classes, attended conferences, read trade books. I wrote articles for magazines and ended up starting and growing my own publication. I helped author friends get their books polished for release, started writing a couple other novels and wrote one whole novel in 30 days for NaNoWriMo.

This past November I pulled this book out and decided it would be my first published fiction book.

Using the past 20 years of knowledge I gained, I revised and rewrote this mystery (now considered a cozy mystery for its clean light nature) and it is just about ready to go out into the world to entertain readers like you.

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Keep an eye on this website in the coming week for the book’s description.



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What’s in the Works

Prep – A Survival Trek Novel

When a series of earthquakes reduces cities across the U.S. to rubble, Laine Grant, college freshman and daughter of a former Navy Admiral turned survivalist, sets out on foot with a family emergency procedure notebook and a go-bag that seems to weigh more than she does. Her goal is to make it home to the mountains of Montana, but instability and chaos greet her at every turn. Her carefully curated bag of survival gear serves her well until a run-in with foreign troops forces her to run and leave everything behind. Will she remember the skills her father taught her? Can she keep going and get back to her family alive?

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