My Indie Novels



The War On Emily Dickinson  Available as a free ebook on Smashwords or in print at Lulu.  July 2011.

As mysterious ailments evolve into an insidious scourge, friendship ignites into passion between AIDS nurse Marthe Souza and her bisexual boyfriend, author Kell Vander Kellen. Infidelities sabotage their relationship, but when Kell returns to her realm HIV-positive, he wishes to record their history alongside that of the pandemic, intolerance and fear amid steadfast devotion.


A Right Turn at Jesus  An ebook available for free on Smashwords.  August 2011.

Rock singer Rose Burnett isn’t at all sure about husband Gray’s wishes for another child. As the couple considers adding to their family, Rose battles the gnawing sense a relative is in trouble, alongside an insidious threat neither husband nor wife could imagine.




A Slider, Tumbling  A free ebook available on Smashwords.  October 2011

During the 2009 World Series, Summer Caravella mourns her late ex-husband, their youngsters still reeling from his death. When Summer invites old flame Dan Bailey for game two, more than baseball is shared. Summer’s kids respond favorably, but not all the dead man’s friends appreciate the last man to see Jody Sims alive.

Alvin's Farm  Available on Smashwords completely free.  December 2011

In 1970s Oregon, Jenny Cope’s cloistered ways are tested by a challenged man. Alvin Harris’ simple manners thaw her frozen heart, but horrific childhood memories threaten their happiness. Alvin eases Jenny through her deepest fears as Sam Cassel waits, in love with a woman altering all she meets.



The Thorn And The Rose  On Smashwords for free.  January 2012

In 1970s Oregon, Jenny Cope has made a family with Alvin Harris, but their love has faded. Sam Cassel can no longer love Jenny from afar, but when tragedy strikes, Jenny suffers most of all. Can she recover from another destructive loss, or as others founder, will she also succumb to abject disaster?



Memories of Home  Free on Smashwords.  February 2012

In 1979, American hostages mirror Sam Cassel’s paternal anxieties, but six months later a volcanic eruption triggers Jenny’s deepest fear. All of Arkendale, Oregon weathers clouds of ash as memories threaten Jenny’s fragile peace. Her devastated childhood is to blame, but without Alvin’s assistance, can Sam and Tommie relieve ancient scars without causing further damage?


September Story  Available as a free ebook on Smashwords or in print at Lulu.  April 2012

As a child, Jo Adams witnessed her father’s death. When she falls for British actor Jeremy Stewart, old memories drive her from a man equally haunted by loss. Three generations of African American women bear racism’s burdens as Jeremy fights for his sanity, not only the woman he loves.



For God and Country  Available for free on Smashwords.  July 2012

When missing actor and tortured dissident Cade Walton appears on Dr. Drew Clemmons’ ward, the tormented physician spirits both to another universe where liberty seems an elusive notion. New relationships emerge, but the fallout of short and long-term persecutions hinders the men’s adjustments, leaving their partners uncertain if the past can be left behind.



The Farm at Sam & Jenny's  Available as a free ebook on Smashwords  September 2012

Chelsea’s an accountant, Will pitches for the San Francisco Giants. Sam and Jenny’s offspring aren’t kids anymore, but something is wrong with Jenny’s hip. In 2004, a car accident foreshadows more serious ailments for Arkendale’s residents. While Chelsea pines for Oregon, her younger cousin Tanner falls deeper into drugs, which Jenny chooses not to use for her increasing aches.


An Innate Sense of Recognition  Available for free on Smashwords  October 2012

As Chelsea plans her wedding, missing family members cast shadows. Eric’s unstable girlfriend Dana causes distress for Jenny and Sam, but while Jenny battles her marijuana usage, Sam realizes the best place for their youngest is the farm. Dana’s anguish threatens to overwhelm, but other sinister forces bear down on all in the Willamette Valley.


The Timeless Nature of Patience  Available for free on Smashwords  December 2012

Eric grapples with tragedy on the scale of his parents’ losses, but someone arrives in the Willamette Valley to ease his sorrow. Yet, not one Cassel or Smith is prepared when Tanner falls back into murderous hands. Can family wrench Tanner from the brink, or will chaos once again engulf the residents of Arkendale, Oregon?