Adventure-loving author. Dedicated dreamer. Tireless traveler.
I grew up in Mobile, Alabama but fell in love with a career-Army man from the far northern reaches of Maine. After following my “Mainiac” around the world for more than twenty years, we agreed to settle half-way between our childhood homes and now live in a suburb of Atlanta. (That’s half-way, right?)
As an avid reader across all genres, I love a good heart-pounding thriller with a dash of romance. I also enjoy a well written series where I become invested in the characters, but I hate cliffhangers that leave you panting for the rest of the story … and the next book.
The Imperfect Series is a saga about the Cameron family who live on a horse ranch in rural Idaho. In it, you’ll meet Cody and Cate Cameron, the parents, who embody many of the same values I learned from my own parents. You’ll also meet the grown up Cameron children, brothers Garrett, Wade, Jonas, and twin sisters, Mallory and Cassidy. With them you’ll find personality traits that reveal their strengths, flaws, foibles, morals, and quirks – many of which are just like you and me.
Book One, Imperfect Wings, is a Cat V Writers on the Storm award winner published in 2014. It’s the story of TJ McKendrick who winds up in the wrong place at the wrong time and inadvertently botches Garrett Cameron’s undercover mission. After escaping through a forbidding jungle and jumping off a cliff, she goes into witness protection for three years, only to have her cover blown. Fleeing from those who wish her harm, she winds up on the ranch and in the capable, but unwilling, hands of none other than … you guessed it! …. Garrett. Together, with his family guarding their backs, they evade a crazed drug lord, a corrupt politician, a hidden traitor, assassins, and survive an all-out battle in a warehouse to reach the hallowed courts of justice in Virginia.
Book 2, Imperfect Trust, released in 2015, follows Lucy Kiddron after she encounters a nightmare from the past and is forced to flee for her life. Her friend, Cassie Cameron, sends her on a cross-country journey to the Cameron family in Idaho where she mistakes Wade for one of the bad guys chasing her, and slugs him with a bag of groceries. Needless to say, Wade is not inclined to help Lucy, especially when she refuses to divulge her secrets. After a stormy beginning, they strike a truce and agree to help each other. He’s fighting off a hacker; she’s got the skills he needs. She’s running from a madman; he’s the man who can protect her. A sniper, a stalker, a covert agency, a cyber terrorist, a harrowing car chase, a deadly manhunt, and tons of action fill the pages of this book.
Book Three, Imperfect Bonds, a Grace Awards winner, came out in July 2016. It’s the story of Cassidy Cameron, one of the sisters, and Derek Naughton, former Navy SEAL and current small town deputy. After seven long years away at school, Cassie returns home with two goals in mind: to mend the bad blood between her and her twin, and resolve her feelings for a too-sexy, arrogant deputy who’s only interested in a relationship with an expiration date. Trouble comes calling when she encounters a couple of unsavory characters on a deserted stretch of highway and snaps their picture with her cell phone when they threaten her. Now, she’s the target of an international organization with ties to drug running, weapons smuggling, and the terrible world of human trafficking.
Book four, Imperfect Lies, published in 2017, is a WisRA award winner and features Mallory Cameron and Sheriff James Evers. When another woman emerges from James’s past and steals Mallory’s happily-ever-after, she doesn’t stick around to watch them fawn over each other. Unfortunately, her attempt to find the perfect headline-worthy news story lands in deadly trouble.
James turned his back on a life of power and privilege to carve a place in the world for himself. Now that he’s finally discovered his niche as a small town sheriff and found the woman of his dreams, a past indiscretion struts in on high heels and sends his newfound love running from him. His mission: neutralize old enemies, defuse new threats, resolve past mistakes, settle family disputes, and – most important – find and rescue his woman from terrorists before the unthinkable happens.
Book 5, Imperfect Promises, arrived in 2018, and is the final book of The Imperfect Series.
Jonas traded his past and his service for his family back in Idaho and the ranch he loves. But ghosts have a disturbing way of not staying where you leave them. He learns of a homegrown terrorist threat against him and his family at the same time a mysterious stalker sets his sights on Shea Townsend, the woman Jonas had left behind. Determined to neutralize both dangers, Jonas calls on old friends for help and draws upon his own very specialized skill set to end the menaces to Shea and himself.
As the danger escalates, secrets are revealed and the truth emerges in a deadly cat and mouse game with Shea caught in the middle.
All of the Imperfect books are published by Write Integrity Press and are available for purchase on Amazon.com and other book retailers.
I also had the privilege of co-authoring A Dozen Apologies (February 2014) and The Love Boat Bachelor (February 2015), the first two novellas in the multi-author collaborative Heart Seeker Series.
Now that retirement allows me to focus full time on my writing career, I’ve discovered a new passion. Travel! I’ve had the good fortune to visit more than fifty countries on four continents,, during my life, including a memorable trans-Pacific cruise to the South Pacific Islands and Australia, These jaunts have provided a wealth of enchanting locations that I fully intend to incorporate somewhere in my stories.
When not mesmerized by my computer screen or off visiting some exotic locale, I enjoy pulling “Mimi” duty for my three grandchildren. I also like a good game of bridge with close friends, and have the privilege of attending a long-running Bible study with a group of octogenarians who keep me young and rolling in laughter.
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