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My new psychological thriller about two sisters will be published Fall 2020 by Crooked Lane Books


Happy for the first time in her life, ZOE HALLETT is living in Texas under an assumed name with her husband and stepdaughter, when she sees a news story about a missing best-selling author--her estranged sister AVA HALLETT.


Zoe believes this “disappearance” is just another of Ava’s twisted fictions, but the authorities consider Zoe a prime suspect.

Can Zoe leave the emotional turmoil of the past behind, or will she let a troubled childhood kill more than her relationship with her sister?

About Me

I'm a writer, reader, and knitter (not necessarily in that order.) After earning a B. A. in Latin from the College of William and Mary, an M.A. in Classics from the University of Georgia and another from Brown University, I studied at the University of New Mexico with Sharon Oard Warner and Julie Shigekuni, at the Taos Writer’s Workshop with Pam Houston, and in Houston with Justin Cronin. My short story, “Margaret’s Magnolia,” appeared in the “Southern Arts Journal” and I won first place in a WOW! Women on Writing Flash Fiction Contest. I'm the author of the thriller ONCE TWO SISTERS, a novel coming in August 2020.

I love crime, thrillers, and mysteries.

I've been told that for a "basically happy person" I write very bleak prose.

For updates on what I'm reading, knitting, writing, or my dog Daisy, follow me on Instagram or Facebook. 


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