A Priori Press, DBA

The Spirit of Shy Moon Lake

Single mom Jess McCortney is ready for a fresh start. The enchanting, beachside cottage on the shore of idyllic Shy Moon Lake looks like just the place to begin a new life with her young son and brand-new husband.
But the ghosts of the past will not be ignored, especially for a woman burdened with a photographic memory. Buried secrets, the scars of abandonment, the nightmares of rejection, are not long forgotten or easily ignored.

Just like Shy Moon Lake.

Warnings of a bottomless lake that refuses to give up its victims. A beautiful, deserted beach, where even the birds refuse to swim. Furtive whispers of blood rituals, lost lovers, and phantom islands. The locals fear the lake's dark secrets and will do anything to protect them – because they know you don't want to make her angry.

Jess's past and the mysteries of the lake are now on a collision course. She fears she is losing her sanity, her family, maybe her life. But the call of the lake is seductive. The water is cool and so inviting.
Jess is drowning in the guilt of her past, and Shy Moon Lake does not forgive the guilty. Or forget.

Twice Begun

Here is my new book trailer for my novel, TWICE BEGUN! The trailer is also available on YouTube at

It all begins in the closet.

Paris Jablonski, wife, mother, social worker, and aspiring writer, is celebrating her seventh wedding anniversary when she uncovers a secret letter about her sexy French husband—and his girlfriend.  The letter is in French, nearly incomprehensible, and so is the betrayal.  How could she, an experienced mental health professional, have so misread her own life?

After traveling to France to confront her husband, Paris returns to face wildfires, evacuations, and a new job with recovering addicts.  And she finds herself attracted to the most unlikely candidate: a recovering alcoholic who also happens to be a client.

In this heart-tugging story of love, loss and renewal, Paris Jablonski is a heroine whose street savvy must learn to take back seat to a wiser heart.

A Priori Press, DBA

Silent Bird

Artist and New Yorker Pilar Russell has always been a sexual woman—as long as the commitment is light, the feelings aren’t overwhelming and certain memories are kept at bay. When that stops being possible, she runs away from everything she’s ever known— friends, family, and past—to reinvent herself in a place she’s never been before.

In the south of France, she knows no one and nothing. She doesn’t even speak the language. She can start all over.

But the past is not so easily left behind, and feelings cannot be ignored forever.

And love, in any language, will not be denied.