In my 40 years as a journalist, I had the opportunity to cover everything from the cops beat to movie stars. That experience adds the ring of truth to the stories I tell. And I don't beat around the bush. I know how to take the reader to the scene, paint it with words so you can see it and hear it and feel it. But you won't get mired in scenery descriptions or psychological ramblings. I write stories that move.
Great News Town, my first novel, was inspired by a series of murders that occured in Joliet, Illinois, when I was the assistant news editor there. But this isn't true crime. It's a fictional story, with a spunky little newspaper staff you are going to love. And now I'm working on a new adventure for the staff of the Jordan Daily News. This time an editor who disappeared thirty years ago is haunting City Editor Josie Braun. Is Josie going crazy or is somebody from the past really trying to tell her something?