July 1930: Amelia Earhart lands her Lockheed Vega airplane in a small southern town in order to avoid severe weather. She stays at the elegant Hotel Carroll.
The stock market crash of 1929 has left many people in dire financial straits. Two destitute rascals come up with a scheme to cure their financial woes: they’ll hold Miss Earhart for ransom.
Meanwhile at the Hotel Carroll, one of the housekeepers is a huge Amelia Earhart fan. While Miss Earhart is in the ballroom attending a party in her honor, the housekeeper goes to Earhart’s room to try on her flight jacket. When she steps into the hallway to view her reflection in a full length mirror, she’s nabbed by the two kidnappers. They grabbed the wrong girl!
My screenplay, “Amelia Was Here!” is a semi-finalist at the Seattle International Film Festival. I’m thrilled to be attending again. Last year, my screenplay, “Catherine’s Cross” was an awarded script!
Hi all! My second novel, Catherine’s Cross, will debut in May of 2013-just a couple of months away! Like my first novel, The Cast Net, Catherine’s Cross, is a mystery / suspense novel with a love story.
Here’s a short description: When Jenks Ellington experiences a sudden, alarming sense of panic about her identical twin sister Gigi, she has to wait until nearly midnight before learning the reason her her unease: Gigi has drowned while diving for artifacts in a Low Country river near Beaufort, South Carolina. Although Beaufort County detective Seth Mason is suspicious of Gigi’s diving partner, there is no evidence of foul play. But, when Gigi’s Port Royal home is broken into and ransacked, Jenks discovers two clues–one on which leads to a Gullah medium.
In a painstaking search for answers, Jenks delves more deeply into her twin’s life. Along the way, her bond with Detective Mason reaches unexpected depths. And what secrets could medium Meta Jane be holding? Was Gigi’s death really an accident?
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I’m thrilled! The Cast Net is now available through the Boutique of Quality Books website at www.boutiqueofqualitybooks.com More details on where to purchase the novel to follow!
The Cast Net is set in the late 1980’s, but is historically connected to the Civil War period of American history. While researching the history for my novel, I read numerous books that explored Civil War battles, the politics of the period, and addressed individuals who played significant roles during that time period. Continue reading
I can’t wait to share the release date with you. I’ll let you know as soon as I can!
Welcome to my web-site. A “cast net” symbolizes humanitarianism to me. The woven strands of the net reflect the common threads that bind all of humanity together and the need for kindness and dignity in our lives. A successful cast in life means opening your heart to, and accepting those individuals who are different from you. These are central themes that are woven through my story, I hope the symbolism of a cast net becomes a part of you life like it has mine.