Marilee Taylor, having fled a failed marriage, seeks refuge at an isolated cabin on Red Oak Lake. She needs time to think, time to reflect and time to plan her future. When a late night intruder... More > disrupts her plans for solitude and reflection, she finds herself trapped and threatened in a battle for her very life.
Sheriff’s Deputy Jonah Day, who answers the call for police assistance at Red Oak Lake, has no way of knowing how his life is about to change, how his world will be turned upside down – even being dismissed from the police department, when he becomes involved with the woman accused of murder.
Ryan Howard, charming and witty, can have most any woman he wants – except for the one woman, he realizes too late, that he wants most.
Life will never be the same for any of these people when the irreversible chain of events is set in motion and there is Death on Red Oak Lake.< Less
Successful writer Phil Martin wakes up one Monday morning not knowing who or where he is - "...in another man's world, in another man's house, wearing another man's beige silk... More > pajamas..."
Trying to make sense of what's happening, he becomes bombarded with non-stop phone calls from people he doesn't recognize, demanding answers to questions - when he has none.
In a quest for his identity he travels to the remote reaches of Appalachia retracing the path of his birth family, In Search of Himself.< Less
P J Barnes, born Polly Jean Davis in rural Appalachia, marries her high school sweetheart, temporarily ending her dream of studying at the University of Virginia. After twelve years of marriage to an... More > unfaithful husband, Polly seizes an opportunity to escape her unhappy life.< Less
Timothy Addison left his Richmond, VA,home for a fishing and hiking trip to Colorado.
After nearly a month of no contact, his brother, Dr. Mark Addison begins to fear Tim has met with foul play. ... More > Enlisting the assistance and efforts of Richmond PD's Mary O'Riley, Mark determines to find his Missing brother and bring him home.< Less
Secrets can destroy families and individuals. Hidden in the past of Dolores de Los Rios is a secret which, though unknown to her, has affected her life since the day she was born. Share her... More > sadness, her happiness, her struggles and her triumphs. Read the first two chapters here. You won't be able to stop.< Less
Murder at the Festival is a P J Barnes (series) Mystery. A local author is murdered at the Virginia Highlands Festival. The suspect Jo Bowling was observed in a heated discussion with the author just... More > hours before he was killed.< Less
Polly Jean Davis, born to a rural Appalachian farm family, marries her high school sweetheart, Doug Barnes, after graduation, ending her dream of attending the University of Virginia.
After enduring... More > twelve years of marriage to an unfaithful husband, she seizes an opportunity to reclaim her dream and redefine her life.
Upon arrival in Charlottesville, hoping to earn money to help pay for college, she takes a job working with Rick Beeson, a Private Investigator.
Polly soon finds herself engulfed in the underworld of drug dealers, assassins and corporate greed.
More than once Polly longs for the shelter and the safety of her Appalachian Mountain home – but the life she has found and the love of a kind and gentle man are stronger than the pull of her mountain roots.< Less