The Sutherland Series centers around the family of Sarah Sutherland — a modern woman, a working mom, someone not too different from most of us — other than in her ability to transcend time. Each story stands alone but when read together, they connect through characters. Ideal for those who like history, mystery, psychological suspense…romance, adventure, and endings that surprise. Book No. 4 (the grown daughter’s story) is underway.
- Historical fiction that defies time
- Modern mysteries connected to the past
- Pure escape for those daring to ask, “What if?”
START WITH THE WIFE’S STORY
Cold weather sets the stage for this story where the reader can almost feel the chill in the old Colonial home.
Some say TORY ROOF is a woman’s tale; some say it’s for men who love strong, brave, and beautiful women.
This book is structured to dovetail with true events that occurred in 1765. The plot pits logic against longing in an unexpected romance that takes Sarah Sutherland from the safety of her contemporary New England home, into the arms of a fiery Revolutionary War agitator. She meets this man in a house she is selling, but he is not a ghost. He’s a real as she is — just set back in time. Unable to explain why she is drawn to him or why she can suddenly traverse time, she doubts her mental stability. Trying to reconcile her two realities, she seeks mental health counseling. In the process, she discovers the people around her are not as they seem and that her life is in danger in both realms.
FINALIST: Literary Fiction
2019 Independent Book Publishers of New England annual competition
NAMED A “BEST BOOK LAUNCHED THIS WEEK” (June 21, 2019) REEDSY DISCOVERY (Historical Fiction)
CONTINUE WITH THE SON’S ADVENTURE
SILVER LINE is the tale of two college students (Sarah’s son, Jared, an aspiring reporter, and his friend, Alexa, a poli-sci major) who discover they can revert to their former, older selves — a rugged miner and spirited dance hall girl living in an 1860s Colorado town. Lured by the adventure and heat of romance, they continue to return. But in present time, they are driven by something else: finding the missing art from the unsolved Gardner Museum heist. Their quest leads them to a stalker, shady art dealers, and a homeless man who knows a lot. They finally realize that clues to the present lie in the past.
OUTSTANDING PLOT AND STORY APPEAL. “You did a great job in building two very interesting characters. The personalities were plainly developed and understandable. The characters resonated with me, and I felt that you’d created a fantastic bond between them.” — Judge, 27th Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards (2019)
SELECTED FOR ‘BEST FIRST LINES’ BY PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BOOK LIFE, FEBRUARY 2019
FOLLOW THE HUSBAND’S QUEST
ABSENT is a story about Sarah’s husband, Carter, an emotionally reserved, partially color-blind, think tank executive, challenged by a camouflage project at work. When he meets the lovely Tracee Green–a synesthete who sees words as colors– he agrees to be taken on four cerebral, sensory-rich journeys to enhance his perception. While he gains personal and professional insight, he now must grapple with new emotions — and something suspicious going on in the old Victorian estate where he is being treated.
MORE ABOUT ABSENT
2021 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award Judge:
Publishing independently as Sudbury Publishing Group.