I’ve been serious about writing for over 10 years and I find writing to be a life-long learning proposition. In 2013 I published my first book and now I am about to release, with a little help from my publisher The Wild Rose Press, my sixth book. It is a little different from the others. This story is a legal drama and coming of age story about bullying and rape. It is a story as old as mankind and I tried to show it from all angles. The protagonist is young, but not naïve, and the antagonist is damaged with problems of his own.
Erin Sampson has grown up living with her single mother in Mannford, OK and watched her work long hours for little money. Her aunt is an attorney in a successful law firm in Tulsa. Erin sees her aunt as glamorous and her life as exciting and Erin wants to emulate her. They are a close-knit family who will go to the ends of the earth for each other.
Todd Newman’s family was never close. He and his brother were raised by a tyrannical father and mousey mother who was more afraid of their father than they were. Todd did not want to emulate his father, but the older he became the more he bullied his way to the top. Girls were just another conquest. Erin was no exception when he sexually harassed her at the senior prom.
When Erin goes to work for her aunt while attending college, she learns women on her campus are being raped and slowly she realizes who is the rapist. She must stop him, and she does so by banning the women together and helping her aunt put together a case to hand to the DA. There are plenty of roadblocks along the way – and then her best friend disappears after Todd warns her to stay out of his way.
Blooming Justice releases on January 30, 2019. It is available for pre-order in Kindle version now. I plan a release party after the 30th and will be talking about that more on Facebook later in the month. Pick up a copy of Blooming Justice and find out if Erin finds a way to end the terror on her campus. Blooming Justice is the first in the Keystone Lake series.