Books

One of the questions I’m most often asked is "How much of your stories are about you?" Writers write what they know. I’ve always enjoyed studying human interaction and the psychology of relationships.  While my books entertain, they are a reflection of personal experience and insights. Check out my novels below.

 

Where We Fall

By all accounts, Abby Holden has it all. She’s the mother of a beautiful teenager and the wife of a beloved high school football coach. And all it took to achieve her charmed life was her greatest act of betrayal.

Coach Ryan can coax his team to victory, but he can’t seem to make his wife, Abby, happy. Her struggles with depression have marred their marriage and taken a toll on their daughter, Juliana. Although this isn’t the life he’s dreamed of, he’s determined to heal the rifts in his family.

Chasing waterfalls and documenting their beauty has led photographer Lauren Sheppard all around the world. Now it has brought her back home to the mountains of North Carolina—back to the scene of her devastating heartbreak.

For the first time in seventeen years, a trio of once-inseparable friends find themselves confronting ...

What We Leave Behind

If the one man who was supposed to love you first and best couldn’t stick around, what does that tell you about love?  What does that tell you about trust?

In the summer of 1984, sixteen year old Jessica Parker is still feeling lost after the earlier death of her father when she meets Jonas Levy, an older medical student.  The two begin an intense courtship that leaves Jessica breathless and wanting for more. 

The Mourning After

How far are you willing to go to protect someone you love? 

Levon Keller only has his restricted license and should not be driving when his older brother David calls and pleads for him to come pick him up from a local party.  What ensues is a horrific accident which leaves the older brother dead.  As the family painfully attempts to recover from this devastating loss, Levon is forced to accept the blame and intolerable cruelty of his grieving parents, all while caring for a younger sister with a rare genetic disease. When Lucy Bell, a captivating teenager, moves in with her family next door, Levon is immediately drawn to her beauty, allure, and wisdom.  The two develop a special friendship and help each other in unexpected ways. In this moving story of a family’s deepest tragedy, follow the Keller family as they uncover truths, rebuild, and realize that ...