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Whispers from the past kindle cover with

Book 3 in the Angel Series, this is the romance story of Sarah and Jason.

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The Beginning of Forever
The Beginning of Forever

Book 3 in the Wellington Patriot series, coming soon!

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A Revolutionary Engagement Enhanced Fina

Now Available! Book Two in the Wellington Patriot Series.

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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 Summer!  It's finally warm again and many of us may be taking trips to the beach or the mountains or just relaxing around your hometown.  I hope you're able to catch up on some reading in your free time. 

I am currently working on my third and final book in the Wellington Patriot Series, The Beginning of Forever.  I'm so excited about the cover!  I think it's my favorite!  Many thanks to Carpe Librum Book Covers for her excellent work!  I am finishing up my first rough draft of the book and will soon get it out to my proofers for review.  I can't wait to share it with you.  Click on the highlighted name to read more about it.

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!

A Revolutionary Engagement

(Book Two in the Wellington Patriot Series)

In book two of the Wellington Patriot Series, Baldwin and Bronwyn find themselves on the same plantation, Greenway Court, home of Lord  Thomas Fairfax and his nephew, Thomas "Bryan" Martin.  They are both indentured servants, Bronwyn as the housekeeper and Baldwin as a tobacco field worker.  Events leading to the Revolutionary War bring George Washington to the plantation to visit his old friends and he is first introduced to Baldwin and Bronwyn.  

When the war begins, Baldwin must choose which side to fight on, the British, his original homeland, or the Patriots, those fellow countrymen of his new homeland.  He is forced to fight for one side but circumstances change after he is captured as a prisoner of war.

Meanwhile Bronwyn must keep a secret while continuing to tend the house and entertain visitors from both sides of the war at the plantation.  Once that secret is revealed, she is banned from the plantation and wonders if Baldwin will ever find her again.


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 who is an actor.  If you'd like to read a recent interview of me by AllAuthor, click here.  I am a member of the Romance Writers of America (RWA).

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 31 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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