My fifth novel, the GBLTQ mystery/thriller Searching for Celia, is available now in paperback and ebook editions from Bold Strokes Books in New York.
Searching for Celia follows Dayle Salvesen, a 33-year-old bestselling spy novelist from Wisconsin who arrives in London for a writers’ conference only to be told that her best friend and former lover, Celia Frost, has died under mysterious circumstances. Or has she? There’s no sign of Celia’s body, and Celia’s flat contains items suggesting she planned to travel.
Dayle joins forces with Celia’s ex-girlfriend, Nigerian-British university lecturer Edwina Adebayo, to investigate. Hampering their efforts is Detective Constable Andrea Callaway, who claims that Celia, who ran a refugee center, profited financially from her work rescuing trafficked sex slaves. But the deeper Dayle and Edwina dig, the more questions emerge. Will Dayle, still grieving the loss of her infant son, risk her life to uncover the truth about the friend she only thought she knew?
Searching for Celia can be purchased at bookstores, or online directly from the publisher at