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Welcome to my imagination! I'm an author of historical fiction, mysteries and paranormal adventures. I'm best known for my Miss Pandora Parson mysteries published in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine and my work has also appeared in several electronic formats. Take a look around and feel free to visit again. You can also find me at Goodreads.  

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New Series: LEGIONNAIRE: THE FIRE ISLANDS Is Here!!!


The Fire Islands, the first book in my new series, Legionnaire, is now available! Legionnaire is a gritty High Fantasy series set on the borders of the far-flung Republic of Aquila. While political in-fighting and scheming are the order of the day in the heart of the Republic, the borderlands are awash with dangers only kept in check by the might of the legions. Fell magics, savage peoples, and scheming empires all threaten the country Patrician Marcus Venandus has sworn to defend using his wits, military strategy and his small command of highly disciplined legionnaires.

The Fire Islands
Lesser Tribune Marcus Venandus, Legion officer exemplar, was exiled to the disease-ridden hell hole known as the Fire Islands as punishment for the failed political machinations of his father. While the days of the powerful witchdoctor kings throwing skeletal armies against the shields of the legion have faded into history, all is not right at the edge of the world. Unrest is boiling once again as long dead darkness seeps back into the islands. With the legion more concerned with its personal rivalries than with its duty, it will fall to Marcus and his small, highly disciplined, command to put the horrors of the past back in their graves and literally save Aquila from a fate worse than death.  

The Fire Islands will be available for $2.99 starting December 1, but if you pre but if you pre-order it during the month of November, you can get it for the reduced price of $1.49. You can find it at Amazon.com, iBooks, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords and other e-sellers.

A Christmas Story with Punch


A Taste of Yuletide Vengeance found in the second Pembroke Steel collection, Hearts of Ice and Other Stories.


When Mitch makes a surprise visit to see Kit and his family over Christmas, he’s only trying to get away from his domineering parents and their never-ending plans to end his bachelor ways. A little snow, a few carols and maybe a little harmless flirting with Kit’s sisters promises a pleasant change in atmosphere from the tense matchmaking of the Pembroke household. But the lighthearted visit takes a nasty turn when neighbors find Kit’s mother lying beaten and bloody on the sidewalk. With Mrs. Moran unconscious and Kit seeing red, it’s up to Mitch to help his friend secure A Taste of Yuletide Vengeance.


You can find the collection for $1.99 at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Smashwords


The Pembroke Steel Series:

Mitch Pembroke survived flying harrowing missions against the Germans during the Great War and now would like to spend his time tasting the excitement of the Roaring Twenties while avoiding the corner office in his father’s company, Pembroke Steel. Kit Moran is the boxer-turned-bodyguard hired to keep Mitch out of trouble. It’s a full time job, because where ever Mitch goes danger always follows.

Ransom: Now Available



Lynne Winters is a not-too-successful real estate attorney caught in the middle of the kidnapping of the century in the mid-sized American city of Slate. Apparently picked at random by the kidnapper to carry his demands to the family of his young victim, Lynne finds herself hindered more than helped by the efforts of the police and the victim’s selfish and immature family. Will Lynne be able to bring the boy safely home again?


Only $2.99 at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords and other fine e-retailers.  

Christmas Story: What Child Is This?



Rediscover the magic of Christmas in this heartwarming mystery. A little boy wanders into town and directly into Agnes Hancock’s heart, resurrecting feelings she’d thought long dead when she lost her son during the Great War. No one knows who the child is or where he comes from, but Agnes can’t turn her back on him. As the police begin their investigation, she brings the boy into her home and learns to love again. But will her new found happiness be destroyed when the police finally answer the question What Child Is This?


Read it for $0.99 at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iBooks, Smashwords, and other fine e-retailers.

Two Reviews

My story, Hearts of Ice, and my Pandora Series, each picked up favorable mentions recently.  

Aside from wishing that the novella was longer, Barb at Night Owl Reviews said: "... the ending was a surprise and I was not expecting that... All in all, the story was good."

My Pandora Series at Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine was mentioned in the comments to a Bill Crider blog on western crime fiction at Criminal Element. Richard Prosch said: "Another terrific bunch of Old West mystery stories is Gilbert M. Stack's Pandora series. The new one (Number 10, I think) is in the latest Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine this month." 

 

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