Hello Mystery Readers,

Thank you for visiting my website.

I am an avid  mystery reader and writer, and I have three series out—a cozy series about a young woman who trains service dogs for veterans, a series about a psychotherapist whose passion for helping others tends to get her in trouble, and my newest series is a spin-off from that one, starring a female chief of police. I am loving this character and the new challenge of writing police procedurals.

I also write romantic suspense under the pen name of Jessica Dale.

The Marcia Banks and Buddy Mysteries

This series stars Marcia (pronounced Mar-see-a, not Marsha), a young woman who believes she is “normal” but she is anything but. In the first book, currently FREE, her first trainee, Buddy, a Black Labrador/Rottie mix, comes back into her possession via a series of sometimes sad, sometimes scary events. Oh, and she meets a very cute cop.

(There are 13 stories in this series; the last one came out in January, 2023. Books 1-4 are also out in audio.)

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Over 1,400 FIVE-STAR REVIEWS!! (*Note: No dogs die!)


The Kate Huntington Mysteries

My first mystery series leans more toward psychological suspense, as psychotherapist Kate Huntington finds herself thrust into the role of amateur sleuth…far more often than she would like!

(There are 10 books in this series, plus 4 novellas in a companion series called Kate on Vacation. And I am currently having some of the covers redone.)

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Over 3,000 Five-Star Reviews on Amazon!



Psychotherapist Kate Huntington helps other people cope with the horrible things that have happened to them, but she herself has led a charmed life… so far. Now a killer with a mysterious grudge against her and her closest friend, lawyer Rob Franklin, is threatening everyone and everything that she holds dear. Who hates them enough to want them both dead? And doesn’t seem to mind if others get caught in the crossfire!

I really liked this book. Kate Huntington, a psychologist, is a wonderful character – a strong female lead, compassionate and loyal. The author is able to shed light on some very serious mental health issues through Kate’s character, but in a way that it is woven throughout the storyline/plot. The other characters, each with their own unique voice, keeps the book entertaining. These are folks I wouldn’t mind having in my circle of friends.
— Rhonda Hopkins, horror and mystery author

The C.o.P. on the Scene Mysteries

A spin-off series from the Kate Huntington Mysteries, these police procedurals star the lieutenant from those stories, who has now moved to Florida to become the Chief of Police of a small city. But with only eight days on the job, she is plunged into a serial killer case.
4.7 out of 5 stars on Amazon!

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