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I’ve been writing short stories and novels since 2005. My first book, Just Another Termination, was released by Black Opal Books on August 29, 2015. The date happened to be the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, which turns out to be quite a coincidence.
Just Another Termination, is the first in a planned series of mysteries that tell the story of Judy Kenagy, the first career human resources manager to turn sleuth—or, at least the first to admit it. Just Another Termination is set on the Mississippi Gulf Coast pre-Katrina.
The sequel, A Promotion to Die For, is currently a work-in-progress. In this second book, a job promotion returns Judy to a suburb of Topeka, Kansas where she lived almost thirty years earlier. A place where a freak twist of fate saved her from being murdered, but her good luck turned someone else’s into tragedy. When the killer’s plan to murder Judy was foiled, he went down the street and killed someone else in her stead. Now Judy’s returned and the murderer may have a second chance at the one who got away.
The third book in the series is only in my head, but will be set in the greater Nashville, Tennessee area where I’ve lived since 2008.
At long last, she lands a job with a good employer, but the trouble is just beginning…
Human resources manager Judy Kenagy hopes her days of running from bad bosses and guilt-ridden memories are over. But alas, she’s barely settled in when a young female employee is found shot to death, spinning her new workplace into turmoil. Small-town police chief, Carl Bombardier solicits Judy’s help in her role as the company’s HR Manager. While working with Judy, he shares his fanatical interest in a twenty-five year old double homicide he believes is linked to her last and worst bad boss. To make matters worse, the trusted assistant of her monster ex-boss starts showing up, keeping the unwanted connection going. When the pesky trusted assistant turns up murdered, Judy learns there’s a connection with the shooting death of the employee. She starts sleuthing at the crime scene and stumbles upon an important piece of evidence. Can she solve all of the murders with this single find? If she does, will she finally be freed from the demons of her past?
Or are things not as they seem?