Like Faulkner, I "tell about the South!" My mysteries are set in North Alabama, including a fictional version of my hometown. They include--a dead body, Old Time Music, The Blues, and usually Elvis. My newest mystery is Long Time Travelin' Here Below, available in paperback, $15.00 and ebook, $5.99.
You Can't Ride This Train
On New Year’s Eve in 1965, three teenagers find skeletal remains in the Alabama woods. Time moves back to 1900 when Lilie Rose Frost travels from a cotton field to a cotton mill and all the way down to New Orleans. She never goes home. You Can’t Ride This Train follows the lives of some Alabama poor folks and their maltreatment by The Big Mules and the men who do their dirty work. It’s about loss and pain, good times along with bad. When the bones are identified, a killer is found. Old Time Fiddling and New Orleans Blues provide a musical backdrop.
Black Creek Rising
Trees with Angel Hair
And Grace Will Lead Me Home
Following the death of their childhood friend Grace Ann, Ellott and Rosie experience the effects of her murder and the flux of their own lives. Set in North Alabama in the early 1990s, the novel tells a tale of love, obsession, past loyalties and murder. Old Time Music and hits from the '60s provide a musical backdrop. And, then, there's Elvis.
Long Time Travelin' Here Below
Alone in Paradise, a woman marvels at the ruins surrounding her. She wonders why her lover is not with her. Impatient to see more, she climbs to the edge of the garden to look down and falls into darkness.
Old-Time Music, The Blues, and Elvis play in the background as Rosie and Ell—life-long friends and now sisters-in-law—encounter the ‘90s with husbands and children by their sides. New Agers, Wiccans, Pagans, and a few from the Dark Side intensify their pilgrimage. Birth, death, murder, and final redemption complete the cycle.