Writing is a journey and mine has been a long-time learning event. I started as a bank teller and ended my career working for the Feds investigating financial institutions and crooked bankers. An interesting experience that grew into writing and storytelling. My writing teacher, Louise Vernon....always told me to "write what you know" and these books are the results of her advice. Thanks, Louise, you're the best!
So that's how Broken Trust (former title - Interest Earned) came about. By the time I wrote "the end" I realized I had more than one story to tell. The books are connected through reoccurring characters who appear in each succeeding book. As a reader, I've always enjoyed connected books where I get a chance to see how the characters from previous stories are doing.
My second book "Loving Lies" tells the story of a woman who learns she wasn't adopted as she'd been led to believe. Instead - at age three - she was kidnapped. Since I was an adopted child - this story touches on many of the questions I wondered about as I grew up. And since my mom was adamant about me NOT trying to find my birth parents - that aroused my curiosity so much so that I started playing the "what if" game. And that, breathed life into the book and my characters. Thanks, Mom...
Confronted by an armed bank robber, Holly Randoll may secretly wish for a rescuer, but thanks to her weird sense of humor- she saves herself. By the time the gunman strolls out of the bank, he looks like any other satisfied customer and Holly is giddy with relief.
But that relief evaporates when she meets Special Agent Patrick Michaelson, the FBI agent investigating the robbery. Startled by a jolt of "what-a-hunk" awareness, Holly dismisses the ill-timed response and blames stress. As the agent questions her, she can't understand why she's drawn to a warmth where none exists.
To investigate the bank suspected of money laundering, all Special Agent Michaelson needs is a sticky-fingered embezzler. But one look at the bank's vault teller and he knows it won't be her. She's innocent and he can't explain why his usually suspicious nature remains silent.
His resolve to ignore the mystery ends with one simple kiss and he's forced to choose between his dedication to duty and the emotions he's unleashed.
Trusting his heart isn't easy for a man who's learned to trust no one.