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The Rise and Fall of Rocky Love The Rise and Fall of Rocky Love

When aspiring cartoonist Cat Gold goes to work as a celebrity assistant for Rocky Love, a has-been radio and television star, the lives of two strong women collide. Cat learns how to be ruthless from the best of them, as scandalous revelations accelerate Rocky's downfall.
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Love, Sex & the Wrong Bride Love, Sex & the Wrong Bride

Dawn, a book editor, still loves her former fiancé Hank, a lawyer. But now Hank is engaged to vampy Christine. Meanwhile Dawn's best friend Katherine's love life might be even more complicated than her own. When transvestite "Misled Mike Mauvais" enters all their lives, friends and lovers are drawn into an intricate web of romantic and professional upheaval—with hilarious results.
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Soul Catcher Soul Catcher
(a young adult novel)

Kate Steiner is an innocent fifteen-year-old when her parents suddenly pack her off to boarding school. She meets Gwen, her quirky roommate and new best friend, and Patrick, an attractive but troubled boy who becomes her first love. Somehow, Kate must make sense of her parents' failing marriage at the same time that she is initiated into a world of kids who fell through the cracks.
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Novellas

The Beautiful Years

The Beautiful Years

The Beautiful Years is the story of Ada and the two young men she loves, unfolding in three single-day sections over seven years: college graduation, a funeral, and a wedding. At its heart, it's the story of hubris, consequence and the complexity of love.

"The Beautiful Years is part character study, part love triangle, and part commentary on how the decisions we make in an instant can color decades of our lives. A gorgeous, rich, contemplative read."
   —Jodi Picoult

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The Orchid Grower

The Orchid Grower

Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, November 2015

Derringer Award nomination, 2016
Lena, alone in her house in the middle of the night, surprises an intruder who expected to have the upper hand. In the days that follow, she tends her prized orchid while hiding evidence of her growing list of crimes.

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House of a Thousand Eyes

House of a Thousand Eyes

anthologized in Ice Cold: Tales of Intrigue From the Cold War, edited by Jeffrey Deaver and Raymond Benson

In 1961 East Berlin, 19 year old Conrad Schumann is working as an East German border guard, when a family friend uses the underhanded gift of a bicycle to lure him into becoming an informer for the secret police, the Stasi.

"The Cold War is a common thread that runs through all 20 original stories that comprise ICE COLD, yet each of them is diverse and distinct from its fellows, ranging in topic from suspected spies to the traitors within, from domestic and foreign intrigue to the enemy without, to what Walt Kelly so brilliantly characterized in the phrase "we have met the enemy, and he is us." It is a must-have volume for your bookshelf."
   —Bookreporter

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The Gift

The Gift: a Karin Schaeffer story

Karin and Mac enjoy a quiet Christmas morning at home with their family. But after Mac gives Karin a special gift, she finds herself alone in Coney Island on a cold, winter day with a band of misfits who want her gift for themselves.

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Heartbeat

Heartbeat

Effie Miller has been a loyal assistant to Ted Stollit for many years. But when she receives a diagnosis of terminal cancer, she decides she will no longer keep the secret that has made her boss rich. Their confrontation on Christmas eve will prove deadly for one of them.

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