Writing “The End” ~ LETHAL JOURNEY

Writing “The End”

For me writing “The End” is always a mixture of excitement and sadness.

I originally wrote Lethal Journey in 1996. It’s a novel inspired by my fasination with the Mafia combined with my love for action-packed thrillers.

It was a story I tucked away after a wonderful author I’d met online passed away from cancer. Christina Harris was a friend, my writing mentor and a two-time Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Finalist. Unfortunately, she died before I finished writing my debut romantic thriller, REFLECTION.

In 2006, Lethal Journey was a finalist in From the Heart Romance Writers (FTHRW) Golden Gate Contest -Romantic Suspense category.

Since 1996, Lethal Journey has evolved from being a romantic suspense to a intricate thriller loaded with intrigue and action and I’m glad I decided to rewrite the story. I think Christina would be very proud.

Lethal Journey

Lethal Journey
A Short Novel Thriller

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Release Date: December 1, 2013

A killer lurks in the shadows of Hyde Park, New York…waiting.

Manhattan District Attorney, Lauren Taylor, is about to take on the most important case of her career, prosecuting Gino Valdina, acting mob boss of New York’s most influential crime syndicate.

For three decades, Gino Valdina has led New York’s Valdina crime family. Since his recent indictment for murder, the leadership of the family is in turmoil, appalled by the death of one of their own, Gino’s wife, Madelina. Without the support of the family behind him, Valdina will do anything to save himself.

But Lauren soon discovers, things aren’t always as they seem when she’s tossed into a mystery, a deadly conspiracy that reaches far beyond the criminal underworld and a journey into the past makes her a target…and anyone she’s ever loved.

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Writing and Pets ~ National Dog Day

Since it’s National Dog Day, I thought I’d share pictures of all the incredible dogs I’ve had in my life during the past 20 years.

217508_9433870327_4661_nRocky and Luke

Rocky was my black Shar-pei. I lost him at 11 years old due to bloat. He had an incredible personality.


Little Lucy was my sweet little female Shar-pei. I lost her at 5 years old due to complications from Shar-Pei fever. When she got excited she would snort like a baby piggie. I miss her. 


208813_9433840327_4559_nLucy the Shar-Pei is featured in Lethal Journey, my short novel thriller due to release late next month.

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222121_9433885327_4055_nWhiskey and Luke

Whiskey, the rat terrier was a wonderful and funny rescue (went with ex-spouse).


This is Luke (above) my 12 year old cocker spaniel.


If you’re an author, have you featured your own pets in your books?


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