Sing a Song of Murder

Published October 2023

In 1903, Sarah Schafer arrives in Bedford, Indiana, eager to begin a fresh chapter in her life with a new position as Latin teacher at Bedford High School. Her excitement is soon replaced with fear when it becomes apparent someone wants Sarah out of town—and will use whatever means necessary to make her leave. A secret shared between Sarah and her close friend Eva puts both women in danger, and prominent citizens in Bedford have the most to lose if the secret is brought to light—even if it involves murder.



This Dark and Bloody Ground

This Dark and Bloody GroundIn 1776, the country is in turmoil as the Revolutionary war begins. Twelve-year-old Maggie Diele and her family embark on a trek through the Appalachian Mountains to the Cumberland Gap. There, her family and others like them will follow Daniel Boone through the gap to the dangerous settlement of Boonesborough, Kentucke.

After living an idyllic life in Culpepper, Virginia, Maggie experiences a life altering change. Exciting at first, the new frontier settlement proves dangerous when Maggie is taken by a savage and forced to march  for weeks to reach the Indian’s village. Will she ever see her family again?

Published 2019 - Young Adult Historical Fiction



Where the Sweetgrass Grows

Where the Sweetgrass GrowsCarly Tabor thought she'd buried her gift with Freddy Richards, the orphan child whose remains were discovered in her King Street home two centuries after his murder. Her ability to communicate with the dead, especially deceased children, originally presented itself when the restless spirit of the child and three others haunted her home. Her new job as an investigative reporter for the local television station calls into question her idyllic lifestyle.

When Carly overhears a conversation between her boss and the mother of a missing child seeking help, her sensitive ability returns. She is haunted by the words she hears and when the spirit of the missing child appears to her several different times. Carly knows she needs to be more involved. This leads Carly on a search into unresolved missing person cases.

Published 2018





Cries in the Night

Cries in the NightCarly and Austin Tabor relocated from the Mile High City of Denver to the Low Country of Charleston, purchasing a diamond-in-the-rough home on historic King Street. As soon as the couple takes possession of their home, unexplained noises and a trio of spirits lead Carly to seek the help of sensitive, Delaney Warrick, to understand why the ghosts are unable to find rest. Searching through the historical records of the city, Delaney learns the ghosts are the original owners, Andrew and Celeste Pettigrew, who were murdered in Carly's front parlor two hundred years prior. Carly and Delaney must solve the mystery of why the couple's home is also being haunted by the surly dock worker, Benjamin Hastings. Carly and Delaney enlist the help of paranormal investigators to find out why the ghosts won't leave the scene of their murders, and find that a fourth spirit, orphan Freddy Richards, was hiding in the house when the murders took place. Is Freddie the final piece to the puzzle? Will Carly and Delaney unlock the secrets that will free the spirits to find peace?

Published 2015





WillowCordelia Barlow spent the first ten years of her life on a sprawling sunlit Southern plantation, blissfully unaware of both the evils of slavery and her family's sinister secrets. Only the unconditional love of her beloved servant, Mammy Cilia, could prepare her for the painful truth and the difficulties that lie ahead.

Published 2013




Lost Letters: A Civil War Love Story

Lost Letters: A Civil War Love StoryEllie Morgan, a history teacher from the Midwest, never expected her summer vacation away from the classroom to include inheriting a plantation full of antiques, and encountering the restless spirit of a Civil War soldier who is searching for a lost love.

Published 2012