Ladies and Gentlemen


Danica Rossi wants nothing more than to make it through the next seven weeks and begin a new life with her young son; a life of which she has only been able to dream. Before that dream can become a reality however, she must meet her commitment to work at the prestigious hunter/jumper shows at the Silver Shores Equestrian Complex on the California coast. To bring her desires to fruition she must first traverse the absurdities of a narcissistic show manager and her talented, yet damaged ex-husband, and the continual jealous rages of a spoiled twenty-something who views Danica as a stumbling block to her happiness. When an unspeakable crime is committed on the show grounds, the stakes escalate further and everyone becomes a suspect…or a liability, and Danica’s future is placed in jeopardy. An unexpected alliance with the determined detective assigned to the case further complicates Danica’s efforts to navigate the arena of elite horses and riders, limitless bank accounts and trust funds, and a murderer on the loose; all of whom leave no doubt that this horse show is a place where there are very few ladies or gentlemen.

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Pros and Cons


Life for Dannie Rossi is on an upswing; she’s engaged to the man of her dreams, settling in to a new home in an oceanfront community and preparing to put her days of watching life from the back gate of a horse show arena behind her.  But involvement in the competitive horse world of big money, envy, and even bigger egos will throw Dannie in the path of many imposters.  Whether the small show manager striving for relevance, the philanthropic couple trying to belong, or the party guy with the Caribbean “hook”; everyone’s a con of one sort or another.  Dannie’s loyalty, patience, and very sense of self are tested but when faced with losing that which is most precious will she find she is the victim of the biggest con of all.








Girls and Boys

As the clock strikes midnight and a new year begins the sky’s the limit for Dannie Rossi. But mere hours later the much-too-coincidental arrival of the ex-girlfriend of her one and only, Jeff Barnes, sets in motion a series of events that are soon hurtling to unexpected conclusions. Even Dannie’s time at her beloved horse shows can’t protect her from the inevitable. Whether Jeff’s haunted past, a teenager’s first love, a young boys struggle to fit in, or Dannie’s glimpse into evil and violence as she never imagined, one thing is certain; we are all just girls and boys struggling to love and be loved.                               


Right and Wrong

Dannie Barnes has lived life based on the idea of a level playing field, but as a new horse show season begins show politics and the personal agendas of some put her certainty in danger. Show attendees and staff absolutely do not wish to be treated equally and a friend of many years can not abide her inability to coax Dannie to her way of thinking. But at the heart of it, Dannie finds the steadfast support for one of her dearest friends threatens her work, her friendships, and the reputation that means everything to her. The one constant is her husband, Detective Jeff Barnes, but even at home Dannie is faced with helping her young son as he learns to accept responsibility for the consequences of his actions. Through it all the question becomes can she maintain her conviction to always do the correct thing when the lines between right and wrong blur more with each passing day.


What Once Was Lost

Finalist – 2024 Next Generation Indie Book Awards – Inspirational (Fiction)

Jessie Michaelson was adopted at birth. Her adoption was never a secret and she grew up happy and secure. Years later, now married, and with a daughter of her own, she reads three letters that change the very thing she thought she knew best. Herself. Take a thought-provoking and emotional journey with Jessie as she finds her birth mother and searches for answers between what she knows and what she has only felt.



     Highs and Lows: The Prequel to the Silver Shores Series

From an early age, Dannie Hoffman was told she was smart; she knew she was smart.  But as she bridges the gap between childhood and adulthood her decisions are anything but intelligent and her pain is real.  Her partner in life is dealing with demons only he can see and he is    emotionally unavailable to Dannie and ultimately, their young son.

But with pain comes growth and out of her hurt and rejection comes a rebirth of the spirit she felt was lost forever, the beginnings of lifelong friendships, and a home in the world of beautiful horses, beautiful people, and beautiful places.  She discovers that navigating the highs and lows of this life mean rejecting the world she created in her head and embracing the world that lives in her heart.


These Two Hearts

Young Sarah Spencer thought gorgeous, funny, Matthew Gibson was everything she could ever want; when she looked at him, she saw forever. That is, until one morning he kissed her, told her how deeply he loved her, and she never saw him again.
Now, eighteen years later, Sarah is a single mother, struggling to grow her horse training and breeding business, when Matthew reappears in the most unlikely way. Finally, the years of wondering “what if” seem to be over.

But as she works to be the best mother for her teenaged daughter, and her beloved stallion, Synergy, has vanished without a trace, she must face the fact that sometimes the life you want is not the life you need.