I began writing before I could write, telling stories to my young brother. When I learned to print, I toiled with the task of putting my stories onto paper.
Words take many forms. My background is in television production where every second counts, where scripts are analyzed for the power of word choices, clarity, motion, color, speed, and emotion.
I never fail to be amazed at how the printed word, no matter what the media, can change lives, bring pleasure, tears, or laughter to so many, and be so rewarding to those of us who are committed to the craft of writing.
The inspiration for WINTER'S DESTINY occurred while my husband and I were visiting Oregon's untamed coast in our motorhome. An early fall storm struck with such ferocity, that our parked RV rocked crazily on its axles, storm waves surpassed previous highs, the wind howled menacingly, and we were pelted with blowing sand and rain. We know the ocean and the coast, but the sudden, incredible ferocity of this storm was humbling. By morning the rising sun shone brilliantly over the vast Pacific Ocean, defying our memories of the night. This intriguing, pristine coast offers such raw, breathtaking beauty and extreme weather conditions that I felt it needed to be shared.
She's an architect, a wife, and a mother, but the quiet life ends abruptly for Amy Johnson. Alone, with a fall gale howling around the rafters, she turns to see a woman’s rain-streaked face staring at her through the dark window.
The face is identical to her own!
Instantly, Amy’s life crumbles. Her husband leaves, her only child disappears, and something sinister surrounds her and those she loves. Amy is catapulted into a world she knows nothing about--a place where a killer rules, where answers stay buried, where time ticks dangerously by, where her life is in constant peril, and worse, where her son, Jamie is hidden.
To find her child, she must find her look-alike, and that dislodges a killer who hunts her relentlessly. Sheriff Dallas Wayburne’s investigation parallels Amy’s, and their combined efforts draw them together when time is critical and when their relationship adds yet another dimension to Amy’s stressful life.
They finally track down the powerful, destructive man behind the scenes, learn the identity of Amy’s look-alike, and unravel a puzzle decades in the making. As time runs out, Amy struggles to save her son while fighting both a dangerous man and the perils of the treacherous Oregon coast.
WINTER’S DESTINY is an edge-of-the-seat thriller set on Oregon’s rugged Pacific Coast. Here, the story reaches its unique and spectacular conclusion.