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ProfessionalpicThank you so much for stopping by my website!  It has been said our entire body replaces its cells every seven years.  Does that mean we become different people?  I don’t know the answer to this, but I know I have changed since creating this site over two years ago.  282713_117142348467330_534688675_nDirty Laundry was released, and I rode the brand-new author wave for a while.  My working life changed with a new job and a new shift – afternoons, which I abhor and always will; however, I do love the increased income which prevents me from living in a tent in the woods.
Some things have remained the same.  The woman who encouraged me then and now Sharon Woods Hopkins, is still a very dear friend, as is her husband, Bill.  The Hopkins’ have mentored me and loved me, entertained me in their lovely Missouri home, and our friendship is strong.  While they continue to write regularly, I have been hibernating.  Shame on me.  Sometimes life gets in the way.
I enjoy writing, but I really enjoy reading and promoting other writers and authors.  There is nothing quite like receiving an ARC (advanced reader’s copy) of a brand new, yet to be released, book, unless it is an autographed copy, too.
For my friends who really want to read more from me, I promise to someday get book two of Miss Marly’s story written, but I plead with you for patience.  It may take retirement for me to be able to devote the time necessary, not to mention the creative juices.  Baring one’s soul is hard work.
Meanwhile, if you are new to this blog, please look around and get a feel for Miss Marly – that would be me, by the way.  I’d love to hear from you in the comments before and/or after you read Dirty Laundry.

My debut novella, Dirty Laundry, tells the tale of Marly Colone and her “destiny man,” Johnny Kessler. Young Marly set her sights on Johnny in the mid 1960s at the age 10.  Yes, age 10. Marly’s determination to win the love of Johnny will have you laughing, crying and cheering her on, while at the same time squirming in your seat.

Dirty Laundry is not for the weak.  It’s a bold look at forbidden love within a blended family – the kind of taboo love we just don’t talk about.

Please turn the page for a more in-depth look at what makes me write these stories.

Maybe you have a story you would love to share with me, one that you’d love to see in print but don’t want to write yourself?  I would love to talk with you.

 P.S.  You can find the mysteries by Bill Hopkins and Sharon Woods Hopkins at your favorite retailer or online, as well as those of my friend, Claire Applewhite, who writes mysteries set in the St. Louis area.  So many others I could name – but that’s for another day.
Happy Reading!