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Welcome, romance lovers...

Hey there!  Welcome to my world, my escape from reality.  I'm the author of the historical romance Wellington Cross series, the paranormal romance Angel series, and the new historical romance Wellington Patriot series.  


Happy June!  Summer is almost here!  It's still been cool (for us) here in Virginia Beach, which means we've had a nice long spring.  No complaints here!  Everything is green again and new flowers are popping up in our garden to include lilies, butterfly weed, and my favorite, hydrangeas.  I'm sure that very soon summer hit us with full force and thick air.

I am currently working hard on my new book, which is book four in the Angel series.  In this book, you will learn what happened to that Wellington Cross Plantation and watch the family (Cousins Jen and Sarah and others) try to get their hands on it.  In the meantime, my latest book, The Beginning of Forever is NOW AVAILABLE in the Kindle store here!  This is the third and final book in the Wellington Patriot Series.  I'm so excited to share this book with you.  It's where Wellington Cross all began.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing about Bronwyn and Baldwin in this backstory to the Wellington Cross series.  

Check out my Giveaways page for my giveaways and specials for this month.  You can also follow me on my Facebook page and join my Facebook group, Down Wellington Lane, where we talk about books, recipes, and have exclusive giveaways.  Come join the fun! 

Now Available!

The Beginning of Forever

(Book Three in the Wellington Patriot Series)

In book three, Bronwyn travels to Great Britain to find her husband Baldwin in prison.  He is released, is introduced to her family, and finds his strength again.  An urgent request to see his mother in Wellingshire, England, changes the course of his future.

Bronwyn and Baldwin travel back to America to join their children and make a new life for themselves.  They have an opportunity to have their very own plantation, but not without obstacles.  False accusations threaten to ruin their happy home.  Will they ever have their happily ever after?


About Me

​I was born and raised in Johnson City, Tennessee, and went to college at East Tennessee State University before marrying my high school sweetheart and moving to Virginia Beach, Virginia. I started writing as a hobby when I was in college after purchasing a couple of Southern Heritage cookbooks, which were filled with pages of beautiful old plantation homes. I used to sit outside in my backyard and type on a manual typewriter at a picnic table under tall maple trees.  I continued writing after moving to Virginia Beach and visiting beautifully restored homes in Williamsburg as well as plantations on the James River. My day job is a court reporter now, while writing on the side.  I self-published my first book in December 2012, Wellington Cross.  I enjoy the freedom and creativity of self-publishing.  My book, Sunrise Kisses, was a finalist in the 2018 Golden Quill Award Contest sponsored by Golden Box Books Publishing.  I love being outside in nature and enjoy visiting historical homes and gardens, reading, traveling, gardening, taking walks, doing yoga, and spending time with family and friends.  I am still married to my sweetheart after 33 years, and we have one son.  If you'd like to read an interview of me by AllAuthor, click here.  I am a member of the Romance Writers of America's (RWA) Published Authors Network (PAN), which you can view on the L page here.

My Books

First of all, I love writing about romance.  To me, the best stories are about love and relationships.  So that's what I write about.  I have three series of books so far.  The first series I have published is the Wellington Cross Series, which is set in the late 1800s on plantations along the James River in Virginia.  The second series I have written is the Angel Series, which is set in modern times in Virginia Beach about angels and their interactions with humans.  My newest series is the Wellington Patriot Series, which takes place in the late 1700s during the time of the American Revolution.


I live in Virginia Beach and I like writing about this area.  I've been living here for 34 years now and I love it.  There is so much to do close by.  There are miles and miles of beautiful beaches, sand dunes, trails, and many bodies of water:  the ocean, the bay, and many rivers, canals, and man-made lakes.  Also nearby are Colonial Williamsburg and the James River Plantations, which inspired me to write historical novels.  I have toured many historical plantations and homes, and they help me to picture stories in my head so I can then write it down.


All of my books are available on Kindle through Amazon and also in paperback through Amazon and Barnes & Noble (by order).  Amazon has a special - if you order the paperback version through them, you get the Kindle version for FREE!  I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoy writing them.

Click on the book covers below to read more about each book including reviews.

Wellington Cross Series:
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Angel Series:
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Wellington Patriot Series:
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The Beginning of Forever 3d book cover

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