Take My Hand


“Take my hand.” A simple request with the power to change everything.

Artist Clay Cahill retreats to her hometown of Pine Cone, Georgia, when she’s betrayed by a woman she thought cared and the pressure of the New York City art world becomes too much. Setting paints aside, she takes a job at her grandfather’s garage seeking the restorative comfort of small town life where women are sweet and life flows as slow as molasses.

Manhattan art gallery owner River Hemsworth is preparing for a show when she’s informed her aunt has bequeathed her a local gallery in Pine Cone, a place where the idea of fashion is anything with a Carhart label. En route to review inventory and unload the property quickly, River wrecks and Clay comes to her rescue.

If River can convince Clay to start painting again, she may be able to pull off the show that will make her career and quench the desires she never expected to feel again.

Welcome to part one of the sweet, romantic adventures of Pine Cone, Georgia. I was super excited to write this trilogy with two of my favorite authors: VK Powell and D. Jackson Leigh

Trilogy wallpaper


The Ground Beneath is Here!

The Ground Beneath Cover

My second book is a novella titled, The Ground Beneath. This story came about because I sort of developed a crush on one of the characters in my first book, Jessica Walker. I wanted her to have a chance to tell her own story and more importantly I wanted her to have the opportunity to fall in love.

After I finished All Things Rise, I couldn’t stop thinking about Jessica. I kept hearing her voice and scenes presented themselves. I even had an idea of who she’d fall for, which is the story that unfolds in this novella.

Initially, The Ground Beneath will only be available as an ebook. But I seem to read most of my titles in ebook format these days so hopefully that won’t keep anyone from checking out this second story in the series. The series title I’ve been using is “Return to Earth,” based on the underground movement established in the first book.

And for those of you who read All Things Rise, don’t worry, Ava is going to get her story too. But it’s a much longer story. Too long for a novella. Stay tuned!

Illustration of Jess and SamMore about The Ground Beneath:
Samantha Casey has been burned by love. She’s determined to remain single and keep a safe distance from any and all female temptations. Her plan is derailed when Jessica Walker strikes a barter deal with her that includes dinner together every night for a month. Jessica’s never been in love, but her sights are set on Sam. Night after night, in the face of Jessica’s beauty and hopefulness, Sam’s resolve weakens.

They live in a time long after peak oil. The climate has permanently shifted, and storms rise quickly and with vengeance. One such storm descends on Sam’s farm and Jessica has to spend the night, forcing them to face their feelings for each other.

After the storm, Jessica is on her way home when a man who’s been stalking her sets up an ambush. Can Sam find them in time to rescue Jessica and allow true love to rescue her?