Cameo Fox was attractive by anyone's definition. A woman didn't get to be a movie starlet without something giving her an edge, what people referred to as the "awe" factor, and she had it in spades, or hearts if I used a more accurate turn of phrase. But her looks and celebrity had apparently attracted the unwanted attention of a stalker. Her agent wanted her away from the people crush in California and some place where the paparazzi would have a harder time finding her. Per the agent, Ms. Fox needed a change of scenery and protection. I stepped out of the Tahoe and studied the sky for any hint of the plane, like I was Ricardo Montalbán, except far more irritated than the … [Read more...] about Kelly
I love airports, but I hate airplanes. I don't like waiting for them. And I dislike waiting for celebrities even more than I do planes, though it's why I was at Friedman Memorial Airport in Hailey, Idaho just out of Sun Valley, where a lot of rich people like to play after flying in on their private jets. While I waited, I read through updated information regarding an old case I had worked as a cop, before I babysat for the rich and famous. The supplemental reports were from two detectives, one of whom I knew well. The other I didn't know, which reminded me how long I had been away from the police force. The case was four years old. It was a kidnapping, and for Boise, it was an unusual … [Read more...] about Rampone
With my novel Trading Lives published as an eBook at major online books sellers, I wanted to take a moment and reflect on just what the story is about and what inspired it. Trading Lives revolves around the teen protagonist, Jamie Kelly. Jamie is a loner, but she'd be the first one to tell you she isn't lonely. She is confident, but she is also vulnerable underneath her rough exterior. Her lack of social grace is far outmatched by her martial arts skill, which she owes to her mentor, Mario Parris. Her favorite weapons are knives, she'd rather walk than drive, and superhero references irritate her, even if they are made in jest. Her dream is to follow in her father's footsteps and become an … [Read more...] about Behind the Cover of Trading Lives
1989 The girl was young, tired, and strung out. So strung out she had put herself here, a place one could officially call rock bottom. Rock bottom and trapped. She didn't mind it at first, because the people she called The Keepers provided enough dope to her she really had no good reason to leave. As long as she had chemical freedom, she was good. Better than good, because The Keepers wanted to help her with her baby. They said they had a nice family who desperately wanted a child to love, and well, the fact she had found them was Divine intervention. How else would she, a young girl who found herself pregnant but without support, be able to deal with such a responsibility? She had … [Read more...] about Trading Lives Sample Chapter
So here we are, with Eleventh Hour up on Amazon for Kindle readers and Barnes and Noble for Nook readers. Some astute readers might recognize that Eleventh Hour, and subsequently, Midnight Hour, were originally published in the late nineties by Pacific Press Publishing Association. With that in mind, Céleste Perrino-Walker and I took this opportunity to update the books for today’s audience. After all, that’s one of the benefits of electronic publishing! Scanning and converting Eleventh Hour has been an interesting experience. After such a long time, neither one of us could really remember how the story unfolded. It was a pleasant surprise to find ourselves so engaged again in the lives … [Read more...] about Eleventh Hour available now!