The Wild Rose Press
Contemporary Romance, Contemporary Romance: Romantic Suspense
March 25, 2016
Available in: e-Book
Held responsible for a student’s tragic death, teacher
Deborah Kent was fired from an exclusive girls’ school
in Fairfield, Vermont and left town in disgrace. Now,
she’s back in Fairfield with the intention of
operating a bed and breakfast from her guardian’s
Victorian home. When threatening notes indicate someone
isn’t happy with her return, Deborah suspects her
student’s death was no accident. The man she turns to
is the one least likely to help.
Horse breeder Milo Jordan has long harbored anger toward the
woman he blames for his younger sister’s death. Too
many questions have gone unanswered, but now Deborah appears
to hold the key to the truth. Can he put aside his anger,
and his growing attraction, and work with her to solve the
puzzle of the deadly event?
I attended the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington where I received a BA in English and Education. Post graduate school led to a Master of Library Science Degree from the University of Washington. I put my education to work by embarking on a career first as a classroom teacher and later as a school librarian. It wasn't too long before I got the urge to write stories. I'd enjoyed making up stories as a child and had always been an avid reader. I started out writing for the confession market and after selling a few decided to attempt a novel. The result was Home for the Heart, a romantic suspense published in 1981. From 1979 to 1989 I operated the Edmonds Writing School where I taught classes in fiction and nonfiction writing, and a special class in romance writing. Teaching the latter led to the publication of How to Write and Sell Romance Novels. Other publications of mine include critical essays on writers, various articles on writing, and scripts for educational filmstrips and audio cassettes. I'm a member of both the Seattle, and Faith, Hope, and Love chapters of Romance Writers of America, and have been a conference speaker and workshop leader. A couple of years ago, I got another creative urge, this time, to draw and paint. Again, as a child I'd enjoyed those activities, but they had been put aside as I grew up. Now, I'm having great fun exploring drawing, watercolor, and pen and ink. My other spare time pursuits include collecting toys, games, and children's books, and anything to do with wire- haired fox terriers.