My Gift to You

Update: This story has been removed from the page, but it is still available for purchase from the link below. Wishing everyone a happy New Year! I’ve written a Christmas short story in the Rowan O’Donnell Mystery series universe. It takes place after Ambient Light and before the new novel Exposure which comes out in…

Her West, a new collection of Short Stories

I have a new collection of short stories available to buy, just in time for Christmas! Her West is a collection of nine stories featuring contemporary women in the west who are facing various struggles and meeting them with grit, determination, and self-discovery. Three have never before been published. The collection also includes Mountain Trout,…

Art Capers

A new collection of short stories is out in ebook and paperback. This books has eleven short stories that all feature one of the arts: painting, music, sculpting, etc. The stories are also a mix of scary, mysterious, hopeful, criminal, and supernatural. All of these have been available for sale individually as ebooks as well….

Finalist Results

The story can be read for free here: Women Writing the West I will also be publishing the story as a stand-alone ebook and later this year as part of a collection if you are interested in supporting me by purchasing the story. Stay tuned.

Eastern Colorado

These are from a road trip out on the plains last year, almost as far as the Nebraska border. Here’s a taste of the grassy plains and small town life.

Shoutout Colorado!

I’ve been profiled in Shoutout Colorado. Shoutout Colorado is part of the Los Angeles based Voyage Group Magazines that began with VoyageLA in 2015. Since then they’ve grown to about a dozen cities and share the stories of entrepreneurs and creatives.They hope to inspire important conversations within the community and puts artists, creatives and local…

I’m an Award Finalist!

I have some exciting news to share: My short story, “Mountain Trout”, is one of three finalists for the 2021 Women Writing the West LAURA Short Fiction Award. All three finalists receive a monetary prize and will be published on the WWW website on The LAURA Journal page in October. First, second, and third placements…

Meet Rye Gannon, Private Eye

I have a new release! Meet Rye Gannon, a private detective who knows her craft and doesn’t blink, even when coming to terms with magic being real in the world – and her having the ability to find it. I’ve written these short stories to explore the Urban Fantasy world that Rye lives in and…

A New Mystery Novel

Here’s my latest Rowan O’Donnell mystery short novel. The third in the series after Sharp Focus and Depth of Field. It will be soon available as an ebook at all ebook retailers and is available now in Amazon as an ebook and in print. Rowan O’Donnell is a professional photographer who can’t turn away from…

Looking for some quick reads?

Here are a few brand new short stories available as ebooks on Amazon, Kobo, Nook, Apple Books, Smashwords, etc. Click the cover for links to Amazon, or search by my name or titles on your favorite reading platform. In the dusty hot parking lot of a local tavern, the trajectory of a woman’s life hangs…

Some Christmas Ornaments and Scenes

I took some photographs around the neighborhood and of Christmas ornaments for my Christmas cards this year. I hope you enjoy them. If you’re like me, you’re doubling down on trying to enjoy the winter holidays this year. We’re planning outdoor activities and distant greetings with loved ones. Lots of gifts and cards are going…

Día de los Muertos

Here are some sunny Day of the Dead celebration photos. Orange and yellow marigolds, butterflies, sugar skulls and dancing skeletons are the theme of the day.