Novels

The Substitution Order

Kevin Moore, once a high-flying Virginia attorney, hits rock bottom after an inexplicably tumultuous summer leaves him disbarred and separated from his wife.  Short on cash and looking for work, he lands in the middle of nowhere with a job at SUBstitution, the world’s saddest sandwich shop.  His closest confidants: a rambunctious rescue puppy and the twenty-year-old computer whiz manning the restaurant counter beside him.  He’s determined to set his life right again, but the troubles keep coming.  And when a …Read More >


The Jezebel Remedy

Lisa and Joe Stone, married for twenty years and partners in their small law firm in Henry County, Virginia, handle less-than-glamorous cases, whether domestic disputes, personal injury settlements, or never-ending complaints from their cantankerous client Lettie VanSandt (“eccentric” by some accounts, “certifiable” by others).  When Lettie dies in a freakish fire, the Stones think it’s certainly possible that she was cooking meth at her trailer.  But details soon emerge that lead them to question how “accidental” her demise actually was, and settling her peculiar estate becomes endlessly complicated …Read More >


The Legal Limit

Gates Hunt is a compulsive felon, serving a stiff penitentiary sentence for selling cocaine.  His brother, Mason, however, has escaped their bitter, impoverished upbringing to become the commonwealth’s attorney for their rural hometown in Virginia, where he enjoys a contented life with his wife and spitfire daughter.  But Mason’s idyll is abruptly pierced by a wicked tragedy, and soon afterward trouble finds him again when he is forced to confront a brutal secret he and his brother had both sworn to take with them to the grave, a secret that threatens everyone and everything he holds dear …Read More >


Plain Heathen Mischief

Moments after finishing a six-month sentence in the Roanoke jail for a crime he might not have committed, Baptist minister Joel King is served some unwelcome papers.  His wife wants a divorce, and the teenage vixen everyone believes he seduced is suing him for five million dollars.  Holding on to his faith with a white-knuckle grip, Joel accepts a ride out west with Edmund Brooks, a member of his former flock who has some Commandment-challenging ideas about helping Joel help himself …Read More >


The Many Aspects of Mobile Home Living

Hung over, beaten by the unforgiving sun, bitter at his estranged wife, and dreading the day’s docket of petty criminal cases, Judge Evers Wheeling is in need of something on the morning he’s accosted by Ruth Esther English.  Ruth Esther’s strange story certainly is something, and Judge Wheeling finds himself in uncharted territory.  Reluctantly agreeing to help Ruth Esther retrieve some stolen money, he recruits his pot-addled brother and a band of merry hangers-on …Read More >

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Literary Agent:

Anne-Lise Spitzer – Philip G. Spitzer Literary Agency

Film and TV:

Josie Freedman – ICM Partners

Publicity/Appearances:

Gabrielle Brooks – c/o Alfred A. Knopf Publishing