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. Along the way, Maggie decides to finally follow her long-denied desire of a career path, even though she may lose her twin brother and the faith of her childhood by doing so. Faithless explores the tension between obedience, power, compassion, and hypocrisy in a drama that leaves readers wondering where, exactly, the line between right and wrong lies.

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.” Throw in three children needing everything from soccer shoes to college tuition, and headhunters who reject Madeline once they set eyes on her, and certain choices become obvious. Set in the Great Recession of 2009, Gone in a Hot Minute tells the story of a woman faced with ageism and fat-shaming and the desperate decisions she’s willing to make to take back her life.