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I love to write sassy, strong heroines who, unfortunately, tend to get into desperate situations. You'll find some stories funny and others dark, but I'm a believer in happy endings. Even if it takes some time and wading through a lot of trouble to get there. 

The bestselling Cherry Tucker Mystery Series (Henery Press).

I hope you'll enjoy the first novel in the Cherry Tucker mysteries, Portrait Of A Dead Guy, (Henery Press, 2012). Portrait finalled for the 2012 Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense. Three books in the series are available now, Portrait, Still Life in Brunswick Stew, and Hijack in Abstract. I'm so pleased that all the Cherry Tucker books have appeared on bestseller lists on Amazon and Barnes & Noble in paperback, Kindle, and Nook. I can thank my readers for that!

Meet Cherry Tucker, big in mouth, small in stature, and able to sketch a portrait faster than kudzu climbs telephone poles! 

Heartache MotelThe fourth book in the series, Death in Perspective, is due out June 24th, 2014. You can also find a prequel to Portrait, the novella Quick Sketch, in the anthology The Heartache Motel (December 2013). All are available in paperback and ebook, and I've been thrilled that Portrait and Still Life are now available in audio through Audible.com.

I'm working on Cherry's next mystery, plus other projects with new characters. Check back for news on upcoming releases. Also watch for events where I can meet with you both live and on the internet.


I can't wait to meet y'all! I love to chat, so check out my links to Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, and Pinterest!  And every Wednesday I join the Little Read Hens book cluck on Facebook. Come join us! We love to chat about books. You can always drop me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , too. I love to hear from readers!

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Releasing June 24th!

Death in Perspective

Death in Perspective, A Cherry Tucker Mystery #4 (Henery Press, June 24th, 2014)

In Cherry Tucker’s fourth mystery, the curtain rises on Cherry’s debut as a high school set designer at the posh, private Peerless Day Academy. Cherry’s been hired to design scenery for an avant garde adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, but the theater teacher's hoping Cherry can also turn the spotlight on a malicious bully who’s sending poisonous texts to the faculty. The director’s got his own drama to hide, and the phantom texter seems eager to spill school secrets. When a school secretary's death is ruled a suicide, Cherry suspects foul play. The phantom bully may be using blackmail to rid the school of unwanted staff, urging a Montague-Capulet styled showdown.

With Deputy Luke Harper wanting to return as Cherry’s leading man, he’s eager to assist her efforts in fingering the phantom culprit, but Cherry fears family secrets may doom them to the role of star-crossed lovers. Offstage, Cherry’s searching for her missing brother who’s fixed on a vendetta against Luke’s stepfamily, so she instead turns to the local, foreign racketeer, Max Avtaikin, for assistance. With the bully waiting for a murderous encore and her own family skeletons to hide, Cherry scrambles to find her brother and the mysterious texter before the phantom decides its curtains for Cherry and forces her to take a final bow. 


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Amazon Paperback                  Kindle       Audio

Barnes & Noble Paperback      Nook

Kobo                                          iTunes


Amazon Paperback                 Kindle

Barnes & Noble Paperback     Nook

Kobo                                         iTunes


Amazon Paperback                  Kindle

Barnes & Noble Paperback      Nook

Kobo                                          iTunes

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