Deadeye (Book III Luce Hansen Series):
Special Agent Luce Hansen’s Thanksgiving vacation with her new lover, forensic pathologist Harper Bennett, is cut short when she’s tasked with recapturing Deadeye, a vicious serial predator who has escaped custody. The timing couldn’t be worse, especially when Bennett seems to be struggling with the realities of Hansen’s work and questioning whether she’s willing to risk building a life with a woman who puts work first, even when the job puts her in the line of fire.
Hansen can’t put aside the chase even with her relationship on shaky ground when, on the anniversary of Deadeye’s first kill, two brothers are shot while jogging along a quiet country road. Before Deadeye can claim another victim, Hansen and her team must track a killer who has proven to be an expert at hiding in plain sight. The stakes, both professional and personal, get even higher when Hansen is cut off from her team in rural Ohio and must fight for her very survival. As Bennett frantically searches for clues into Hansen’s disappearance, Deadeye’s hunt draws ever closer to home.
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Read an excerpt from Deadeye at Metro Weekly. (August 1, 2019)
Forsaken Trust (Book II Luce Hansen Series):
Wallace Lake, Ohio, takes care of their own. Unwelcoming of outsiders, the community closes ranks when four women are found murdered along the water’s edge. Agent Luce Hansen of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation must find a way in before another woman loses her life to the ruthless serial killer.
With the help of her new team—a hot rookie and a smart, beautiful medical examiner—Luce uncovers a ring of devotion surrounding the prime suspect. As Luce works to unearth the dark secrets of this close-knit town, she learns to what extraordinary lengths people will go to protect the ones they love. And when Luce feels forsaken, both professionally and personally, she must regain trust in her most valuable investigative tool: herself.
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Crossed (Book I Luce Hansen Series):
Agent Luce Hansen returns home to Willow’s Ridge to catch a serial killer who has been murdering young women. It’s the case she’s been waiting for, the case that compels her to return to the small town she turned her back on nineteen years ago, the case she plans to ride from the Ohio BCI all the way to the FBI. It’s the case worth risking her shaky relationship with her lover, Rowan.
But the horrors of the case recall the unsolved murder of Luce’s first girlfriend, and Luce is forced to confront the local ex-gay ministry that haunted her youth. When the past crosses the present, will Luce lose everything she’s worked so hard to build?
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Short Fiction, Essays & Creative Non-Fiction
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“Books of Influence.” University of Dayton Faculty Feature. June 28, 2019.
“Plastic Surgery, West Texas Style.” Morpheus Tales: The Best Weird Fiction Vol. 7, edited by Adam Bradley.
“Freedom is a Good Book and a Sugar High.” Ohio Journal of English Language Arts (Spring, 2016).
“Branded Cowboy.” Lumina Literary Journal (Spring, 2016).