New This Spring!
A sweet, short mystery for spring (about 30 pages): The monks of Hard Cider Abbey are horrified to find their beloved Madonna and Child painting missing from the chapel...on Mother's Day! Brother Emerick, with the help of his friend Odo, is on the case, but also finds himself struggling with his own difficult real-life 'Momma' on a day when all mothers need to be celebrated.
Available only on Amazon KIndle, early May 2018--only $1.99! Read for free on Kindle Unlimited!
I may be a mystery writer, but much of my work concerns how an ancient Church fits into a modern world
Welcome to my author page! I write both fiction and non-fiction, as well as journalism for faith-based publications, but of course my major project right now is the Hard Cider Abbey mystery series. For information on my recent non-fiction project, Called to Serve: The Untold Story of Father Irenaeus OFM, please click the Father Irenaeus Tab. For backstory on the Hard Cider Abbey series, click the Hard Cider Abbey tab. Also check out my blog!
My series was launched in August 2018 with the book Hard Cider Abbey, a full length novel set in a contemporary monastery in West Virginia. These are all mysteries, classified as 'cozy' and 'Christian' by Amazon, but I prefer to think of them as quirky retro-style stories with literary ties to Chesterton's Father Brown and Ellis Peter's Brother Cadfael, and my goal is to keep honing my mystery-writing skills. I'm committed to writing several more full-length books in the future, but I find I enjoy writing shorter works and stories as well, especially those tied to holidays and seasons. Although my works are serial in nature, with storylines continuing from work to work, each one can be read as a 'standalone.'
The Hard Cider Abbey series