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About the Author

I love writing mysteries with quirky, intriguing characters. Not only do I want to pique your interest with a suspenseful tale, but I also want to make you smile at unexpected times. I hope you enjoy my style of writing.

A little about meóI was born in Wilson, North Carolina (1950) and raised in Newport News, Virginia where I graduated from Newport News High School (1969) and then received an Associate Degree in Machine Technology from Thomas Nelson Community College several years later. I now live in Stanardsville, Virginia with my husband of 387 years, three donkeys, chickens, a dog and a cat. I have two adult children and one grandchild.

Over a period of twelve years, Iíve published eight books in my Jesse Watson Mystery series: What You See, South River Incident, A Crying Shame, Middle River Murders, Greene County Killer, Death on the Bella Constance, All About the Money, and The Prey Bites Back. I am currently working on book #9, Be Very Afraid.

In 2006, I was chosen as Favorite Virginia AuthoróCooperative Living Magazine, much to my (delightful) surprise. Five of my books have been nominated for a Library of Virginia Literary Award.

When Iím not writing, I spend my time social networking, gardening, raising farm animals, and spending time with my family . When Iím not working or playing, I love to read books on Kindle.

Find my Jesse Watson Mystery series on Kindle.

Also now available on Kindle only

Lunch Break Shorts 

A Collection of short stories.




The best thing about writing is that you can let your imagination run wild, and I do.

People often ask me, is your character, Jesse Watson based on your personality? I reply that, yes, in some ways, but not in all. Aren't many writers similar to their protagonist? I'd like to think that I'm as level-headed and open-minded as she is. I think it's safe to say, I'm the lively, out-spoken spirit of Jesse.

All the books in my mystery series are set in beautiful Greene County, Virginia and feature heroine, Jesse Watson and PI partner, Billy Blackhawk. To find out what's happening here in real life, visit

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