My third novel, The Anniversary, is now officially available!
“A chilling psychological thriller that will have you glued to your seat!“
“Wow–one of the best mind-bending, thrilling books I’ve read in a long time!“
“What a roller-coaster of a story!“
Until death do they part…
Mary and Jackson are spending their one-year wedding anniversary in a remote luxury cabin. They married after a whirlwind romance, and soon after the wedding, Jackson left for a nine-month work placement halfway across the globe.
Now that Jackson’s back, Mary is determined to make her marriage a success. The trip has a promising start, but things begin to unravel when Mary reveals to Jackson the truth about her past and the secret that drove her family apart.
When a hike results in Mary almost falling to her death, suspicions she has about her new husband rise to the surface. Surrounded by forest for miles, and without reliable phone reception, Mary realizes she is totally isolated with a man she barely knows.
The days of their delayed honeymoon tick by and Jackson’s devotion transforms before Mary’s eyes into something more sinister. As her own mental state deteriorates under the pressure, Mary is left with only one question:
Can she save herself before her husband loves her to death?
With the release date of It Was Always You scheduled for American Thanksgiving, the last few weeks have been a beautiful frenzy of book news and events, along with family time and a little travel thrown in for good measure. All while Fall semester at Penn State rushes towards finals week. Phew! I’m a little exhausted, but also energized with all the good news I have to share.
I was lucky to be asked again by the Mid-State Literacy Council to participate in their holiday shopping festival at State College’s Barnes and Noble branch the weekend before Thanksgiving. Even though my book wasn’t officially out yet, Bloodhound Books made sure I’d have a stack of early edition copies for the event. Writing is such a solitary activity in many ways, so having the opportunity to interact with readers and writers in support of such an important organization in our community was thrilling. And the staff at Barnes and Noble couldn’t have been more helpful or supportive–such a great time!
Then–before I knew it–we were at publication day for It Was Always You. We were traveling for the holiday to visit family back in Youngstown, OH (where my novel is set–how fitting!) and we made sure to bring a few of those early edition copies with us to share with family and friends back in our hometown. Everyone has been so supportive throughout this entire process, and I was excited to share the final product with my loved ones.
It Was Always You has been out for a little over a week at this point. Like any other author, I’ve been anxiously waiting as reviews come in. . .
This morning, I woke up to see that my novel was the #1 New Release under Women’s Detective Fiction! When you’re a writer, there’s nothing quite like seeing readers enjoying your hard work. It makes all of the long nights, burnt dinners, and self-doubt worth it.
I hope you enjoy It Was Always You. And if you do, please consider leaving a review on Amazon or Goodreads. As a new author working with an independent publishing house, reviews are incredibly helpful in connecting us with new readers who might enjoy our books.
Now I’m off to go work on edits for book three, The Anniversary, which Bloodhound Books will release in Spring 2020.
But don’t let the title fool you–it’s definitely not a romance 😉