Each time my husband and I go grocery shopping, we’re reminded of the continuing escalation of prices. It’s tempting for authors to raise their prices, too, but I refuse to do that when inflation is hurting people.

I’m an avid reader and book buyer but rarely buy books that are what I think of as ‘too expensive’. I want to give readers like me a chance to feel good about their book buying habits. That’s why I’ve put three of my books on special for only 99 cents. Amazon only allows me to do that in one country at a time (and only in U.S. and U.K.), so for the next seven days, starting today, people in the U.S. can get the Kindle version of Gold and Gunslingers, The Secret Town, and Where Secrets Reside for 99 cents. I sure hope you will get your copies of these books and tell your friends about them!

Gold and Gunslingers is a dual-timeline historical genealogical mystery about family, self-esteem, sibling rivalry, and life’s struggles.

During the 2020 Covid pandemic, a young father, Seth Landry, wants to follow in his older brother’s footsteps as an amateur genealogist. He hopes he’ll uncover family secrets the way his brother did when he traced their German roots, but he’s working on their American side and going back to the 1850’s California Gold Rush days.

The investigative journey begins with his discovery of diaries and journals, written by five people, that have been collecting dust in the Landry home attic. Seth believes one or more of the five strangers must somehow be related to the Landrys but who: Is it a former sheriff turned miner Ralph Preston, the local doctor Daniel Friedman, the widow hotel owner Laura Carson, a female miner Magda Shapiro, or wife and mother Emma Hamilton.

Seth has something to prove to his family, his over-achieving brother, and perhaps to himself. He has the drive, but self-defeating habits, former buddies and life’s challenges threaten to derail and maybe even destroy his marriage and the life he has built. Can Seth discover why the diaries are in his attic? Is there a connection between those five people and his family? Can Seth overcome his set-backs and insecurities? What happened to the gold the miners found?

The Secret Town is a modern-day suspense/mystery novel set in a hidden town somewhere in the Northwest. It’s about longing to protect yourself and your family but not knowing who to trust.

Steve and Claire Jensen, a frightened couple who ran away from the Witness Protection Program, are desperate to protect their young children from the bad men targeting the family and the government officials who want to force them to testify despite the danger. Unexpectedly, the couple gets the offer of a lifetime—refuge in a ‘secret’ town that is off-the-grid and free of government control. The town takes care of its own; the only requirement is that all healthy adults, except caregivers, work in the town.

Soon after they arrive, the family can’t believe their good-fortune. The idyllic town nestled in a wooded canyon offers peace and quiet and a small bustling community. But they discover that no place is perfect—government or not, there’s always someone in charge.

After weeks there, Claire begins to notice peculiarities. What is it about this place that gives her goosebumps? Is there a bigger secret than the town’s location, or is she paranoid because of the nightmares she’s endured? When Steve begins to notice, too, they don’t know if they’re both over-reacting, worried over nothing, or if there’s a hidden agenda to the ‘secret’ town.


Where Secrets Reside is a modern-day mystery set in a cozy cave-riddled village in France. It’s about the assorted people who live there and how they deal with a murderer in their midst.

In Reynier, France, a sleepy hillside village peppered with ancient picturesque troglodyte cave dwellings, the locals value their privacy and their quiet life. Few tourists know it exits, which suits the locals just fine.

One day, after a torrential storm, a townswoman happens across a terrified soaked toddler sitting alone in the woods. She brings the toddler into town, but no one recognizes the child. Suspecting the child’s parents—rare tourists perhaps—must be lost or in trouble nearby, the locals organize a search party to find them. Their search leads instead to the discovery of a murder victim, another stranger, in one of the caves. As the investigation gets underway, the situation heats up. The residents of this once peaceful close-knit village find themselves terrorized by a possible serial killer. Facing their own mortality, they wonder whether the killer is an outsider, or one of their own? And who will be the next victim?

Captain Pascal Goddard of the local Gendarmerie has his hands full; he must solve the biggest murder case the region has ever seen. The residents will not let him rest until he uncovers the killer’s identity, putting a stop to the killing so a frantic village can return to normal. But as the list of suspects grows, some begin to worry that past history will paint them as guilty even if they are not; at least not of murder.

Where Secrets Reside is the second book in a mystery and suspense series set in France. The first book is In the Shadows. The third is Winter Tears. The fourth, published in May 2017, is The Forgotten Tomb.