Tag Archive: Upper Peninsula


PROMISED COVER FINAL WITH MATILDA small copy

“Ice Blue” plots revenge from her prison cell, while the “shadow men” from Books One and Two join forces in a blockbuster criminal event that impacts Northern Michigan. If that isn’t enough, Tawny finds herself torn between the two men in her life. Several new interesting characters emerge and life changes for Tawny’s mother. As an author, I feel very close to my characters and empathize greatly with our heroine’s tough choices. Life is jagged and uncertain and sometimes our hearts must break.

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Wonder why there haven’t been many postings lately?

Well, besides breaking to enjoy the last days of summer in the UP, I’ve been wrapping

up Book Two of the Mackinac Trilogy.  “Witnessed – Measures of Love” is

now in final edit and should be available soon. Here is a sneak peek at the cover art.

Witnessed COVER

Witnessed Back Cover

If you’d like to see the beginnings of the cover for Book Three, let me know.

I don’t have the model shots yet to Photo Shop into it, but the background shot

and title and sub-title are ready. Oh yes, and I have to finish writing the book.

Seven chapters so far and, as you know, I like to write while flying to distract me from

the fact that I am in a little metal capsule high above the clouds, trusting pilots I know nothing about.

And I am flying soon! Always great to write when fear is present and emotions are high.

Adds that extra verve to the novel!

Just had to add the latest boat we saw this past weekend docked at St. Ignace.

Fastest boat yet

This belongs to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

In the last post we wondered which of the protective services had the fastest boat.

Take a look at these on the stern.

Homeland Security power

This boat will be very important to the story in Book Three

of the Mackinac Trilogy.

Book Signing at the Island Book Store

Yes, the book signing at the Island Book Store was a great success. All copies were autographed and sold. Many thanks to Mary Jane and Tammy for making it such a fun experience. I found that people who enjoy northern Michigan treasure fictional stories that take place there. The adventurous, dramatic storyline appealed to young and old.

Thank you to my readers and all those who stopped by at the signing.

See islandbookstore.com to buy from Mary Jane. Or call the store at (906) 847-6202

One of the problems of enjoying a nice long vacation up north is that this blog gets neglected. However, I did take many new photos and promise to post some soon.

First Edition of the Mackinac Trilogy

First Edition of the Mackinac Trilogy

The novel Discovered – The Cross of Lorraine is scheduled to be published on Amazon.com, on March 30th, in honor of a very special girl’s 16th birthday.  Written for pre-teen and teenage girls, it grabs the attention of readers of all ages.

Think of a modern day Nancy Drew type of heroine, add the excitement and suspense of hidden treasure such as in National Treasure, set the novel in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and Mackinac Island, incorporate Native American heroes – and unite them in one intense love story, and you begin to sense the nature of this novel.

Tawny Randolph, the heroine and central character is 17 years old – independent, clever, and athletic, yet softly beautiful and loving. Her tale is fast-moving, exciting, and inspirational.

While vacationing in Jamaica with her mother, Tawny is forcefully abducted by the wealthy son of a notorious leader of the Russian mafia. Convinced that she holds the key to enormous treasure hidden centuries earlier, the Russian and his terrifying conspirators force her to lead them to a secret cave on a remote island in the Great Lakes region.

As this captivating and romantic tale unfolds, so does the intense and stirring love story of Tawny and her heroic Native American friend, Takoda.  The timeless magnetism and unique atmosphere of Mackinac Island serve as a breathtaking backdrop to this suspenseful tale of ancient legends, hidden treasure, tender romance and one girl’s daring bravery.