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Welcome to my website!floridaweb

Glad you’re here, and I hope you’ll return again and again for news and updates.  Although I was raised in New England – by the sea, I’m a Florida writer who has always lived – close to the sea.  Sun, sand and sea are three of my favorite things and nearly always featured in my contemporary mainstream and cozy novels.

Coming soon from The Wild Rose Press…

OnParadiseKey_w7734_med“Just Another Killer Day… ON PARADISE KEY,” a full-length, mainstream mystery.


What happens when an uptight, somewhat wimpy Boston prude encounters a group of laid-back Florida Keys Parrot-heads?  TROUBLE!

When Kathleen Cassidy inherits a go-fast boat and a battered old bar in the Florida Keys, she plans on making two quick sales and a mad dash back to Boston.  Instead, her bad luck continues and she is stranded on Paradise Key.

Cassidy’s transition from strait-laced Boston babe to barefoot island warrior begins with an unexplained death and a bang – when her sleek go-fast boat explodes.  UH-OH!

The intrepid redhead searches for answers under the watchful eyes of a sexy Miccosukee fishing guide, a hot marine archeologist…and a killer, ON PARADISE KEY.


23353139MISTLETOE & MAGIC …. A contemporary romance available on Amazon.

Magician’s assistant Jenna Johnson is left high and dry in Albuquerque by the Amazing Malcolm. The magician has performed the ultimate disappearing act taking with him the young beauty’s life savings.  Determined to give chase and recover her savings Jenna accepts a ride from hot Irish cop Arthur O’Reilly. She boards his newly inherited RV and becomes temporary nanny for his two young nieces on the drive to his home in Los Angeles. The free-spirited aspiring magician has spent years tied down caregiving for a loved one. Giving up her newfound freedom is difficult even for the love of the awesome O’Reilly and his delightful little girls. Jenna is definitely not feeling the holiday spirit.

When bachelor Arthur O’Reilly’s finds himself in the totally unexpected role of daddy to his two young nieces, he must find a nanny quickly. Jenna’s own brand of magic wins the girls immediately. O’Reilly loses his heart to the Candy Clown Princess of Magic by the time they reach his home. The resolute cop resorts to some tricks of his own in order to convince Jenna to stay, meet him under the mistletoe, and share the merriest most loving Christmas either of them has ever known.

SandraMadden_TheCaptainsBride_800px THE CAPTAIN’S BRIDE…An historical romance previously published by Kensington and now available on Amazon

To honor the wishes of her dear departed father, Clementine Calhoun agrees to marry Rand Noble, a surgeon at the U.S. Naval Academy. The feisty redhead leaves her ranch in Texas for Rand’s home in Annapolis, Maryland; but when East meets the West, the sparks fly! Can there be a happy ending in time for Christmas?


COMFORT & JOY…An historical romance previously published by Kensington and now available at Belgrave House

Charles Rycroft, an art collector from one of Boston’s oldest and wealthiest families regains consciousness after a mugging and finds he is married.  And shocked to learn his lovely Irish bride Maeve O’Malley is one of Back Bay’s serving class. When he was assaulted a priceless sketch of St. Nicholas was stolen from him. Charles is determined to find the sketch and shed his new wife. But Maeve has added a sparkling ray of light to his life, and as Christmas nears, Rycroft learns his wife’s love may prove to be his greatest and most priceless joy.