Hatchets swung up and down. Blood spattered across the snow. Flames shot up from the burning buildings, sending sparks spiraling into the darkness. Indian war cries split the night, sending shivers up the spines of attackers and victims.

One man, Jean Baptiste Giguere, stood in the middle of the chaos, questioning his role in the mayhem, his loyalties torn between the country who claimed this land, and his attachment to the new land itself.

Before there was Canada or America, there was New France and New England. In the late 17th century the French and British fought for territory and riches in the new lands of North America.

On the French side, among the soldiers and the Indians fighting for their country were men called the Woods Runners. Coureur de Bois, the men who became known as Voyageurs - tough, hard-bitten adventurers who shaped the course of two countries.

*This fictional account of the Massacre at Schennectady was conceived after the discovery of the role one of my ancestors played in the actual historical event.

Freight trains pound the rails, steel on steel, crisscrossing America. The dark and lawless freight yards are staging points for the homeless and adventurous seeking a free ride.

But is anything really free?

There are rules to the underbelly of society, cruel and horrifying. Battles are won, souls are lost. Some seek revenge, and some seek redemption.

To the Raildogs it's always been about the next score. There's never been enough. Or is there?

In the dead of the night chaos reigns. In the grim darkness of the boxcars we find hell.

In 1885 Chinese laborers were brought to North America to build the railroads. The triads came with them. Caught up in the clashes, Tiger Chang manages to send a letter home about an incredible discovery.
128 years later…
Phil Hardy just wants everyone to leave him alone. That way no one gets hurt. Running from his past, he thinks he has found the peace he’s seeking on the cliffs looking out over the shores of Lake Superior.
Dragon Chang is following in the footsteps of his great-grandfather, in search of his discovery. The young triad leader will use all his available resources, including the killing skills he learned on the opium smuggling routes in China, to locate and secure his future.
Local police officer April Harrison has a handle on everything going on in her community, except her abusive ex-husband.
Everything goes sideways when she starts asking questions about who is hanging around the old ghost town of Jackfish and the past begins to catch up with the present in more ways than one.


In 1989 a KGB interrogator thought he discovered a message embedded in a victim's migraine headache. In 2012 Alexi Tambov is snatching people off the streets of New York City, still trying to solve the riddle of the message.

When Gary and Chantal are mugged coming out of a support group meeting, they brush it off as "life in the city". When the second mugging turns into a full-fledged kidnapping they are dragged into Alexi's web.

In a desperate effort to protect Chantal, Gary decides he has to solve the puzzle before Septon Research. His long-term bond with Russian mobster Ivan Petrovski results in help coming from unlikely sources.

Chantal and the team join Gary on this action/adventure quest that leads them in a running battle across North America before coming to a shocking end in the canyons of Arizona.

Who will get there first? Who will believe what they find?


Alone, his whole family dead, certain that he is losing it, Danny checks himself into a safe place to recoup and try to get his life back together.

All he wants is a little time and space to think about where he's going and what life holds for him next.

Safe isn't always what it appears to be. Quiet can be an illusion. Sometimes the only one you can rely on is yourself.  ...Sometimes getting in is easier than getting out.

Young Adult - Suspense

In small town Saskatchewan Bobby Morrison is trying to piece his life back together. Losing a father has stopped him and his mother dead still. The only thing he has going for him is his Hot Rod.

Bobby’s need for speed rips him out of his small town life and thrusts him headlong into the past. He takes on the power and history of the Rolls Royce Merlin. The ensuing insanity hurls him into the Battles of Britain, the Atlantic and the Pacific. When the past presents a mission, can he complete it? Can he find his way?

Novella - Suspense/Thriller

Zeke Jackson's sister has gone missing in the jungles of Southeast Asia. His search for her takes him from the red light districts of Vietnam to the mean streets of New York.

Finally he finds the help he needs in the back alleys of one of South Africa's most notorious shanty towns. The DreamWeaver. But the things Zeke will have to do, and the price he'll have to pay to get Jane back are beyond anything he ever expected.