Ebb Tide has released!

Ebb Tide has released!

It’s now available for Kindle and paperback. And I’m thrilled with the early response. Two readers have called it the best of the three. What a great way to conclude a series!

Three years…
2,300 hours…
1,076 pages…

The Ella Wood trilogy is complete. Time to relax and take the summer…


No, I will NOT be taking the summer off this year. There’s MORE Ella Wood to come! Introducing three new Ella Wood novellas…


Lizzie, Jack, Jovie…you’ve grown to love Ella Wood’s characters. Now get to know them better. This upcoming series of novellas, which will be available exclusively for Kindle, will fill in additional details in the Ella Wood trilogy’s main story line. Experience Lizzie and Ketch’s escape north. Follow Jack into the Confederate army. And find out exactly what happened to Jovie after Gettysburg.

*To avoid spoilers within the original Ella Wood trilogy, Lizzie should be read anytime after book 1, Ella Wood. Jack should be read anytime after book two, Blood Moon. And Jovie should be read following book three, Ebb Tide. 


Coming July 25, 2017.

Fleeing Ella Wood and haunted by her past…

Lizzie has made it aboard ship without anyone guessing her deception, but many miles still lie between South Carolina and freedom in Canada. With two small children to hide, she and Ketch will no longer have their former master’s daughter, Emily, nearby to protect them. They’ll need to rely on their wits, their strength, and each other.

Though Lizzie loves Ketch and longs to merge their two small families, she’s still haunted by that violent night at Ella Wood nearly a year before that resulted in the birth of her son. Will she be able to put that nightmare behind her? Will the North hold the peace, safety, freedom, and love she so desperately desires?

But before the steamer even leaves Charleston harbor, fire breaks out in the city, threatening the wharf and their carefully laid plans…



Coming September 25,  2017.

Keeping secrets is a lonely business when they’re as dangerous as Jack’s.

For the better part of a decade, Jack has lived a double life. To all appearances, he’s the spoiled heir to one of Charleston’s wealthiest plantations. But his life would be forfeit and his family in jeopardy if anyone knew how often he had helped runaways cross Ella Wood’s acres. He’d be shunned from society if anyone guessed his plans to one day free Ella Wood’s slaves. So he maintains his lonely façade, with no realistic hopes of marriage and only slaves to confide in.

When war comes to Charleston, Jack enlists to fight those who have no business interfering in Southern affairs. But military service brings him into contact with a beautiful and unlikely confidante. Will his dreams for Ella Wood outlast the war? Will his new love?.


Coming November 25, 2017.

Alone in enemy territory, anonymity means the difference between life or death.

After taking a bullet at Gettysburg, a clever maneuver lands Jovie in a Northern hospital instead of a POW camp. Staying alive means remaining unidentified. But when a devastating amputation claims his leg, Jovie loses the will to live. His best friend died at Antietam a year ago, and the woman he’s loved since childhood has made it clear that she doesn’t return his affection. Why not just blurt out his secret and let it claim his life?

A chance encounter with a Confederate spy offers him new purpose, and the rush of their subterfuge distracts him from despair. But adrenalin is a poor substitute for hope. Despite her refusal, Jovie just can’t forget the woman he still loves. Will he find the courage to renew his pursuit despite his disfigurement? Will it be enough to bring him home?

In this game of chance, will he even live long enough for it to matter?

I’ve got deadlines to meet. I better sign off and get busy…

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8 thoughts on “Ebb Tide has released!

  1. Hooray! I can order the book. Have been reading Blood Moon (inbetween reviewing books) so I remember the detail before I plunge into Ebb Tide. My husband will download his copies — so I will be able to read the novellas, is I can get his iPad away from him. He really likes your writing style.

    Congratulations, but do take time for yourself this summer!

    1. Oh, Pat! I just did some minor cover changes to make it more marketable to the better-selling romance genre rather than historical fiction. (I’d been locked out of the Ebb Tide one on preorder and couldn’t get them all done sooner.) I just reuploaded the cover to CreateSpace. If you already sneaked your order in before I reuploaded, you’re good. It will be coming. If not, it might be tomorrow evening before it’s available again. Sorry! I wish the service didn’t get interrupted when I made changes. The Kindle version, fortunately, doesn’t get interrupted.

      1. No, I haven’t placed my order because my husband was talking about downloading it. So, I thought I’d wait a day or so. Not a problem. Just so I get a copy next week. I’ll review it in June.

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