About the Author

Unpredictable Endings

After a career as a technical writer, DS dove into fiction writing in Fall 2018. She's a member of the Liberty States Fiction Writers.  When she isn't writing, she enjoys running, painting, crafting, and watching way too much YouTube. She lives in central NJ with her husband and 16 year old Maine Coon cat. Her favorite authors are Carl Hiassen and Janet Evanovich for their quick-paced, quirky stories. While she takes the art of writing seriously, she aims to write stories that entertain, tickle, and surprise her readers. 

In July 2020, her debut novel, Antigenesis, was named a Finalist of the National Indie Excellence Awards for political thriller.

Antigenesis, published in November 2019, is a bizarre tale about a global pandemic

where women over 50 survive.  Conceived

before the Covid-19 pandemic, it eerily

resembles the actual events from

2020. With disease spread by dogs,

international  assassins, and an idiot

President. What could go wrong?

EVERYTHING!

Available on Kindle Unlimited.

http://bit.ly/2tgYimf

For lighter fare, read Planet of the Creeps, a modern twist on a Cinderella story set in current day New York City. 

Cindy is trying to find love online. 

But the men are mostly creeps.

Will she find true love, with Lance, a

CEO of the online dating app, Smitten?

Or will he turn out to be the creepiest

of all? 

Available on Kindle Unlimited. 

tinyurl.com/wz32eho

Shower of Lies  AUDIOBOOK COMING IN MAY 2021!!

Planning the bridal shower from hell…
At twenty-three, Jenna lives alone in a shabby low-rent apartment in suburban New Jersey, navigating student loan debt, a new career, a dysfunctional mother, and a failing long-distance romance. 
The morning after Valentine’s Day, her best friend Raven calls, gleefully announcing her engagement, and begs Jenna to plan the bridal shower. But Raven insists the party must happen in two weeks, revealing a secret about an upcoming surgery. A self-described geek, Jenna hasn’t the first clue how to arrange a large party, but feels compelled to accept the challenge to help her sick friend. 
Organizing the complicated event soon takes a toll on Jenna's job, her relationships and her health. To add insult to injury, she must coordinate every aspect of the party with the groom’s demanding mother. All the while, she notices Raven isn’t behaving like the childhood ‘sister’ she grew up with. Why was Raven marrying Jack (an incompetent used car salesman, stoner and overall complete jerk) so quickly? 
When Jenna's rust-bucket car finally dies, she hopes to get a good discount at Jack’s family dealership. While there, she bumps into an IRS accountant who later reveals the awful truth: Jack and his parents are criminals in business with the Philadelphia mob.
Can Jenna save her friend from marrying the wrong guy?
Or will she only find more secrets and lies?

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The Johnnie Series 

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Book One - Johnnie Finds a Dead Body

Johnnie Crosswell, former Marine, now

maintenance worker for the National Park

Service on St. John, has daily challenges.

Mainly struggling years later with the

lingering effects of traumatic brain injury.

Still, he enjoys the simple things in life.

Reading, fishing, and giving treats to his

wild iguana friend, Stumpy.

But his peaceful life takes a strange turn

when he arrives pre-dawn to Hawksnest Beach and finds a dead body in the surf. Before the police arrive, Johnnie innocently takes a Bugs Bunny key chain off the deceased.

Days later, a sinister man dressed in black comes around, suspiciously asking about the dead man's belongings. Johnnie and his sidekick, Cud (a homeless recluse and former billionaire), hatch their own scheme to investigate.

With a police chief who hates him, being framed for two murders, and a hitman on his trail, can Johnnie learn from his mistakes, accept help from his friends, and do the right thing?

Or will a cheesy-puff crazed reptile ruin everything? 

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Book Two - Johnnie the Pirate King (NEW!)

Johnnie and Stumpy take to the high seas! In book 2, Johnnie might be falling for Greta, the sweet new librarian. She encourages him to write his pirate story, but he knows almost nothing about pirates. A mysterious abandoned yacht runs to ground in Hawksnest bay. When Johnnie wins the boat at a public auction, he decides to take a two-week vacation to local islands to learn pirate lore, hoping to impress Greta.

Things take a turn at his first port, when he wakes to find a stowaway. A jolly man named Mo is hiding from the authorities after jumping from a cruise ship. Johnnie decides to help him.

Not long after, modern day pirates are on their trail, forcing the trio to sail into a raging storm to escape.

Will Johnnie and Stumpy get home alive?

Will Johnnie forget the Goddess and pursue Greta?

And what happens between Gertie and Cudlow? So many questions.

Pick up your copy to find the answers! 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1954794002

Book Three - Johnnie in Miami (in drafting phase, release late 2021)

Has Cudlow gone insane? Johnnie takes Cud to his own therapist in Miami, hoping to get his friend back. With a new complicated love life, dealing with his past, and Merv trying to kidnap Stumpy, can Johnnie stay the course and keep Cud from becoming institutionalized? 

Keyboard and Mouse

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