my sister, BET author Marilyn Tyner, I was born in Rankin, PA, a small town
outside of Pittsburgh.
I came to the Philadelphia area to attend Cheyney University. After I graduated, I
began teaching, first in Chester, PA and then in
I have been an avid reader since I learned to read. I read a variety of genres,
but most of what I read is romance. (I like happy
I began writing poetry when I was in grade school and I still do. In fact, an
agent told me that my work was too poetic to sell commercially. (Two days later
I received a call from Karen Thomas at Arabesque asking if my manuscript was
still available because she liked it).
The manuscript was SNOWBOUND WITH LOVE, and when I hear from readers,
they tell me how much they like the fact that it was so
I didn't do much writing while our children were young, but I did write an
occasional short story. After they were grown and computers became readily
available, I began writing in earnest. Now, I can't stop; I have all of these
people poking me and nagging me to write their stories.
I retired from teaching and now write full time.
I'm active in the Mad Poet's Organization and a board
member of the Philadelphia Writer's Conference.
April 22, 2014
I'm excited and pleased to announce the release of my latest novel. "Border Love" is an inspirational romantic
suspense novel and my publisher is Prism Books. "Border Love" will be available as an e-book and in print after May 21st.
Here's a blurb and a sneak peek at the first chapter.
Brooke Hudson and Darien McKee are Border Patrol agents assigned to the Brownsville, Texas office on the Texas-Mexican border.
Brooke and Darien experience different situations while on separate assignments that shake their faith. She considers resigning
from the agency, but will try reassignment instead.
Darien is forced to transfer from the Yuma Sector after an incident in the desert. They are assigned as partners.
A personal relationship develops between them. An incident occurs that makes it necessary for them to be assigned different partners,
but they continue to see each other socially.
Brooke's new partner makes a rash decision that puts her in jeopardy. Will her faith help her out of the dangerous situation?
Darien realizes he loves her. When she disappears, he finds his faith returning as he searches for her. Will he find her in time?
"Brooke Hudson drew her gun and crouched behind a thick bush, grateful for the tropical climate of Brownsville, Texas.
She pressed her face so close to the ground, she could smell the musty odor of the rotting leaves that covered this section of land.
The footsteps that caused her to take cover came closer. Birds scattered from the ground into the air announcing the path of the
person approaching her. The steps were slow, but the person didn't try to keep quiet. Brooke frowned.
Even illegal intruders who got lost knew to move quietly. She shifted softly until she faced the sound. Unless they were
armed and didn't care if they encountered anybody.
She thought of a week ago when an officer's body was found thirty miles north of where she was now. Lord, please be with me, she prayed.
She pulled her mind back to the sounds, eased behind a vine-covered tree, and waited.
When the noise was almost on top of her, she stood with her back against a tree and aimed her gun at the direction of the sound coming
through the brush. She waited and watched. A final thrashing through a thick clump in front of her sent a ground squirrel scampering across the
tiny clearing and brought the person almost out of cover."
Hope you have trouble waiting to see what happens next. ;0)
Until next time, keep on reading and I'll keep on writing.
(You can keep in touch on Facebook).
How to contact me
I can be reached by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested in buying
an autographed copy? Email me for details.
Border Love - Chapter One
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