"What exceptional, jaw-dropping TALENT. I am in awe. 'Book Club' quality writing. This was such an unusual and unexpected story, that I found myself delighting in it, learning about this 'world' -Maine, the ravaging of the forest, the deer dying, the moist warmth from the moose nostrils, Moz trying to embrace her after finding Shannon's body." Women's Fiction Writers Association "Rising Star Contest."
"...an environmental murder mystery, where the stakes are high and a vanishing world inspires violence." Mystery Writers of America, national Helen McCloy award winner "...a rare talent in indie literary fiction, delving into women's issues in a way that rings so true...reminiscent of good contemporary American authors such as Joy Williams, Joanna Scott, and Cheryl Strayed" SPR
About the Author
I've been chased by moose, river otters, and mad mother partridges. And that's recent. My seriously unsupervised childhood exploring clam flats, deep forests, and secret streams grew into the marrow that became my novel, "Deadly Trespass." Early on, before it was published, my manuscript received the national Mystery Writers of America McCloy award, was named a national finalist in the Women’s Fiction Writers Association “Rising Star” contest, a finalist in the international Mslexia novel competition, and in Maine, received Honorable Mention in the Joy of the Pen competition. I've worked to infuse my mystery-thriller with the drama and laughter of various outdoor careers, the sadness of loss, and close encounters with dogs and wildlife. I’ve been a whitewater river outfitter, licensed Maine Guide, co-founder of a coalition to protect the Penobscot River from a dam, the director of a conservation school, and, working for Maine Audubon, the author of “Valuing the Nature of Maine,” and ‘Watching Out for Maine’s Wildlife” (reports that document the economic value of our woods, waters, and wildlife assets). Good to know. Nationally, wildlife recreation is worth $144 billion, dwarfing(2016) corporate profits for Exon ($16 billion), Wal-Mart ($15 billion), Berkshire Hathaway ($24 billion) and yes, yes, even Apple ($53 billion). My ValueNature blog shares more research, reports and documentation useful to those who want to prove that intact, the natural world has impressive economic might. I live on Moosehead Lake (Maine) with my husband and Labradors and would rather be fly fishing, skiing, paddling, or just generally “out there”—unless I’m writing new fiction that entertains people toward a field trip into a disappearing world.