Novels in progress

FAITHLESS With the discovery of a secret about a popular Catholic bishop, journalist Maggie O’Brien is torn between following her gut instincts in the pursuit of truth or protecting the man she’s long considered family. Things are complicated by her twin brother – a priest loyal to the bishop – and a newspaper colleague whom Maggie, despite her best efforts to the contrary, finds herself falling for. Faithless explores the tension between  power, compassion, obedience and hypocrisy in a multi-POV upmarket novel that leaves readers wondering where the line between right and wrong lies, and what drives a woman to choose loyalty to self over anything – or anyone – else.

GONE IN A HOT MINUTE — Madeline Grace Moore never thought she’d turn to a life of crime, but that was before she was laid off from her high-powered, high-paying university position and her husband took a yearlong vow of silence to “find himself.” Set in the Great Recession of 2009, Gone in a Hot Minute is both humorous and heart-rending as it tells the story of a professional woman side-lined by ageism, and the desperate decisions she’s willing to make to take back her life.