Everyone in Sanctuary Bay, South Carolina is dreamin’ of a White Christmas courtesy of former deputy sheriff Holly Daye’s mad decorating skills at the waterfront park Holiday Faire. The park is decked, residents are merry and bright, and there’s peace on Earth until pop idol turned choir director Brianna Bellamy is found under a snow drift stuffed with a pile of faux frosty fluff.
With the Holiday Season in full swing and her work calendar filling up, all Holly wants is a few weeks off to snuggle in bed and dream of sugarplums but when a detective with more hair than wit charges her new assistant with murder and the town is inundated with hordes of ratings seeking journalists, Holly must put aside her plans and hunt for an enraged killer. Can she find the culprit before a young woman’s life and reputation are destroyed?
Come on down to Sanctuary Bay and celebrate the Holiday Season, Coastal Style. The weather is anything but frightful, Snowbirds are jingling all the way to the golf course, and tis the season for locals to spread Christmas wishes and mistletoe kisses!
Read Hounds and Heists, a prequel in The Holly Daye Mystery Series.
If you've stumbled upon this page you've probably figured out that I'm a writer. But, I'm also a mom, a grandma, a housewife, and a former grocery worker; all titles I proudly hold!
I wrote my first book, Ring of Lies in 2011, got the idea for Broken Chords and wrote a few chapters and then promptly let life get in the way. I did volunteer work while I homeschooled my daughter and, when she decided to attend high school, I decided to find work outside the home.
I was managing a department in a grocery store, (which I loved doing) and I'd find myself writing stories while I put away stock; there is something about muscle memory work that lets the subconscious play.I started carrying a sharpie in my pocket along with my box cutter and, when I'd get an idea, a snippet of conversation between characters, or a creative way to axe someone I'd scribble it on a piece of cardboard!
As much as I loved my job, I realized I had some pretty good ideas on those scraps of empty boxes and that is when I quit and started writing full time. All of my books take place in and around the Lowcountry of South Carolina and Georgia because that is where I call home and I am in awe of this region's natural beauty and its history.
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