Writer, Artist, Reporter
Welcome to my space. This is what I'm doing...​
📕 Writing
  • Outlining a mainstream fiction novel
  • Editing my next Jazz Age novel
🎨 Artwork
  • Painting portraits
  • Memorializing my Dad's artwork
☎️ Research
  • Researching historic telecommunications equipment
🌿 Gardening
  • Designing garden spaces
  • Learning agroforestry
"You can make anything by writing."
--C.S. Lewis

Notes of Temptation


When Carrie Cooper leaves her small gold-mining town to seek her fortune, it’s not until she arrives in L.A. that she learns her college certificate is a fraud. The only work available is in a less-than-respectable speakeasy.


The job comes with the opportunity to take the stage with Oz Dean, the club’s captivating bandleader. But rivals out for her blood along with her place in the spotlight lurk behind the curtain.


Oz Dean has the rare ability to “see” music as brilliant colors, but nothing has ever dazzled him like Carrie’s pure, choirgirl voice. With a mob debt hanging over his head like a guillotine, he organizes a revue that will launch them all to stardom. Unfortunately, his bold move attracts exactly the kind of criminal attention he’d like to avoid. 


Mired in Hollywood’s underbelly, caught off-guard by their growing attraction, Carrie and Oz are forced to consider the cost of success. Or their one chance to make beautiful music together could be their last.