My Books & Short Stories

The Battle Scars series

Battle Scars I: Men of the Cross

Men of the Cross (Battle Scars I)

War, political intrigue and passion… heroes… friends and lovers… and the seeds for a new Robin Hood legend await you…

Two young knights’  journey to war at Richard the Lionheart’s side sweeps them from England to the Holy Land in this historical adventure set against the backdrop of the Third Crusade.

Henry de Grey leaves Southampton in high spirits, strong in his faith and passionate about the mireaders favorite awardssion to take Jerusalem back from Saladin’s army. Stephan l’Aigle’s prowess on the battlefield is well known, as are his exploits in the arms of other men. He prizes duty, honour and loyalty to his king above all else. But God and the Church? Stephan has little use for either.

Henry’s convictions are challenged by loss and the harsh realities of bloody battles, registered- 800unforgiving marches, and the politics of the day. Man against man. Man against the elements. Man against his own heart. Survival will depend on more than a strong sword arm.

A 2014 B.R.A.G. Medallion honoree and Readers’ Favorite.

Praise for Men of the Cross
Available in print and for Kindle on Amazon.

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king and country_smallFor King and Country (Battle Scars II)

England 1193
Civil war threatens as battle-scarred knight Henry de Grey returns from the Crusades. King Richard languishes in captivity, a prisoner of the Holy Roman Emperor. Traitors to the crown pit Henry and his friends against dangerous and unknown enemies.

Loyalties will be tested, families torn apart. Friend or foe? It is hard to tell one from the other. ! HNS Eds_Choice

The king’s brother John and his allies plot to usurp Richard’s throne. With the knights Sir Stephan and Sir Robin, Henry fights for king and country. But he must keep his feelings for Sir Stephan l’Aigle secret. Sure as arrow or sword, their forbidden love could destroy him.

War, political intrigue and passion… heroes… friends and lovers… and the seeds for a new Robin Hood legend await you…

registered- 800Editor’s Choice – the Historical Novel Society (HNS).

A 2016 B.R.A.G. Medallion honoree

Readers Favorite reviews – 5 stars

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Finalist –  Chaucer Award for pre-1750 Historical Fiction

Sharon reviews on The Review

Awarded a “Discovered Diamond.

More praise for Book II (scroll down after you click!)

Available in print and for Kindle on Amazon.


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Contemporary Drama

book cover for Keeping the Family PeaceKeeping the Family Peace

Deprived of his father’s love and approval growing up, a history scholar must convince his aging father to reveal family secrets. The revelations will either tear them apart or allow him to become the man his father was never able to be.

A son searching for answers. A father whose silence is deafening. A family rocked to its very core.

Nick Peace knows more about the Middle Ages than about his own family history. His father Jack, a retired Navy captain, wants to keep the past buried. Nick struggles with his own desire to dig it up. He is certain it holds the secrets to the distance between father and son. Nick’s sisters aren’t much help – they have secrets of their own. The rift between Nick and his father grows wider, but as tragedy strikes the family, and the girls’ secrets come to light, Jack’s defenses begin to crumble.

Join the family Peace as they gather to celebrate – or mourn – life changing events . . . and underlying tensions reveal the secrets that could tear them apart.

A mainstream contemporary family saga, available on Amazon (in print & online versions),  Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords (for other eReaders). You may also find it in trade paperback version on my Amazon CreateSpace store.

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SHORT STORIES

Shades of Gray: from the Adventures of Alex Winger.” 2009, originally published as a web exclusive in the Hyperspace section (members only) of starwars.com; Oct. 2012, made available by Del Rey on http://star-wars.suvudu.com

“A Certain Point of View.” Star Wars: Tales from the Empire (New York : Bantam, 1997).

The following short stories appeared in various issues of The Star Wars Adventure Journal (Honesdale, PA : West End Games, 1994-1997):

“A Glimmer of Hope.” also reprinted in The Best of the Star Wars Adventure Journal  (Honesdale, PA : West End Games, 1996).
“Whispers in the Dark.”
“Mission to Zila.”
“Shadows of Darkness.”
“Turning Point.”
“Rendezvous with Destiny.”
“Passages.”
“A Certain Point of View.”
“Betrayal by Knight,” co-authored with Patricia A. Jackson.
“Crimson Bounty,” co-authored with Rich Handley.

*  Between 2004-2009, all these stories were republished on starwars.com with the exception of  “Crimson Bounty.” Unfortunately, when starwars.com was revamped in 2010-11, the short fiction disappeared.

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