sweetheart, Ian O'Leary, again. But fifteen years later, Ian, an ex-FBI
agent, has someone targeting him, and she's assigned to the case. Can
Sarah protect Ian and her heart?
has been writing for over 35 years. She started writing in the late
1970s because she wanted to see if she could put a whole story down on
paper. That book is still in the drawer and will never see the light of
day. But she was able to finish a book, which was her goal.
decided after that to get some help, and joined a writers' roundtable
where she met once a week with some fellow writers who went over each
other's work. She sold her first book in the early 1980s and has been
selling ever since. She loves to tell a story. When she was a little
girl she made up stories while playing with her dolls. On long trips
with her family she would weave a story about the surrounding
countryside. From those early beginnings grew a love of entertaining
people with a story. She has sold nearly 5 million books worldwide with
over 90 books.
When she went away to college, she met her husband,
Mike, to whom she has been married for over 40 years. He is her support
and her best friend. She has always felt she was the luckiest woman the
day she bumped into him on campus.
When they married, they moved
to Tulsa, where she finished her degree in special education and began
teaching. She loved teaching and working with students with special
needs. They helped her remember what is important in life. She also
participated in the Special Olympics as a coach with her students and
has attended the State Games in May for years. Recently she retired from
teaching to write full-time.
Besides teaching and writing, she is
also a mother of one. Her son, Shaun, loves animals and there have been
times they could have their own zoo at the house. The most interesting
pet Shaun had is a leopard tortoise, which could outlive him. She has
joked that his children will be inheriting a tortoise. He is married
with four daughters.
When she isn't working, she loves to read,
travel, and go to lunch and a movie with a friend. She has been to many
countries in the world and loves to meet new people. Her favorite place
is Tahiti -- Bora Bora. It is as beautiful as all the pictures portray
In her travels she has found herself in some interesting
situations. Once, in London, she got caught in the middle of a protest
that later turned into a riot over poll taxes. In the rain forest of
Costa Rica, she was covered from head to toe in mud and ruined a
perfectly good outfit. She should have remembered it was going to be wet
since it was called a rain forest. In Rio, she and a friend were left
with no means to get back to the hotel on the other side of the city.
Neither Margaret nor her companion spoke Portuguese and there wasn't a
cab in sight. Thankfully one finally pulled up to the curb at the museum
because she couldn't see herself hiking across Rio to get back to the
hotel at night.
Tory Caldwell witnesses a hit-and-run, but when the dead victim disappears from the scene, police doubt a crime has been committed. Tory is threatened when she keeps insisting she saw a man killed and the only one who believes her is her neighbor, Jordan Steele. Together, can they solve the mystery of the disappearing body and stay alive?
DEADLY HUNT (Strong Women, Extraordinary Situations, Book 1)
All bodyguard Tess Miller wants is a vacation. But when a wounded stranger stumbles into her isolated cabin in the Arizona mountains, Tess becomes his lifeline. When Shane Burkhart opens his eyes, all he can focus on is his guardian angel leaning over him. And in the days to come he will need a guardian angel while being hunted by someone who wants him dead.
DEADLY INTENT (Strong Women, Extraordinary Situations, Book 2)
Texas Ranger Sarah Osborn thought she would never see her high school sweetheart, Ian O'Leary, again. But fifteen years later, Ian, an ex-FBI agent, has someone targeting him, and she's assigned to the case. Can Sarah protect Ian and her heart?
Rancher Nick McGarrett wants to help orphaned ten-year-old Corey Phillips, the brother of his late comrade. But he's not fit to be a father—not with his troubled past. Thankfully, the child finds a home at the Lone Star Cowboy League Boys Ranch, where Nick volunteers. When wealthy newcomer Darcy Hill discovers she's Corey's cousin, she hopes to eventually take him in. Nick and Darcy couldn't be more opposite—or more drawn to each other. But for Darcy, raising Corey in her hometown means leaving Texas…and Nick. It'll take a special little boy to show these two grown-ups that the key to forging a new future is being together.
Teaming up with an old flame is not what bodyguard Chloe Howard would call a smart move. Nine years ago Chloe and T. J. Davenport worked on a case together, fell in love, then went their separate ways. Now she's reunited with the fearless bodyguard to protect a controversial couple on a book tour through Texas. And the reunion reminds Chloe of dreams best forgotten. She knows she has to keep her emotions in check so their clients' protection remains their top priority. Protection that is the only thing keeping them from falling prey to a stalker's deadly schemes.
Awakening from a months-long coma, Ben Stillwater is met with a big surprise: the footloose bachelor cowboy is a father! Ben tries to adjust to life with baby Cody and decides what the child really needs is a mom. Sheriff Lucy Benson does not seem a likely candidate—she already has her hands full closing in on the thieves who have been targeting the ranches of Little Horn, Texas. But the closer Ben gets to Lucy—and the closer they get to solving the mystery—the more it seems the free-spirited rancher and the determined officer could be the perfect match.
When White House tour director Selena Barrow is attacked in her office, the Capitol K-9 Unit goes on high alert. Selena's cousin is a person of interest in a congressman's shooting, and Selena has been collecting evidence to exonerate her. Could this be the break they're looking for? Officer Nicholas Cole and his dog, Max, step in to safeguard Selena—and to keep an eye on the evidence. As the attacks escalate, Selena finds it increasingly difficult to keep her distance from her handsome protector. But with an unknown enemy watching Selena's every move, Nicholas will become her confidant…and her lifeline.
Capitol K-9 Unit: These lawmen solve the toughest cases with the help of their brave canine partners.
Lydia McKenzie is the only living witness to a serial bomber's latest threat. Surviving the explosion at the café, Lydia is rescued by police sergeant Jesse Hunt and his K-9 partner, a Rottweiler named Brutus. She's struggling to remember details of the incident. But one thing she'll never forget is how she once felt about Jesse—the high school sweetheart she left to marry another. In charge of her protection, the guarded cop believes the bomber's after her, and he promises to keep her safe. But as more of Lydia's memories return, the more the vicious killer wants her dead.
Alaskan Search and Rescue: Risking their lives to save the day