Mim has lived on Topsail Island her whole life until love takes her away to a life she never could have imagined. The words, there's no place like home, ring true as she finds out that love isn't everything she thought it would be.
Thallasophile - lover of the ocean. That's me. I have a strong affinity for that entity and express those feelings through my writing--my books. They may span many genres but are all connected to the place I call home. Genres published: historical fiction, literary, murder, essays--they all are set on Topsail Island where I grew up. It is my way of perserving this wonderful place and the people with whom I share my life. The first book in the Murder by the Sea series is WATERLOGGED. Don Belkin is a former Marine, now a detective with the Surf City Police Dept. He's a conflicted man, to say the least, as he struggles to accept his past and find solace in the small beach town. Bitterness runs deep between the locals who have populated the area for generations and the "new" folks who think they've found paradise. Oh, Topsail Island may be the perfect tourist attraction, but in the summer it's just plain MURDER. (there are 5 more books in the series)
Being a parent is difficult. Watching your child make mistakes is part of it. But we parents know that those mistakes help them to learn. Still, when do you step in? Should you step in? Will it be too late? There are so many things to consider. Oh if we just had a crystal ball to see what the future would hold.
Edna, believes that a good momma bird teaches her babies to fly.
Topsail Island Tango
The thought of her daughter moving so far away ached Edna’s heart. It had not yet been a year since her husband’s passing and with Mim leaving she would be alone. She had never been alone. Never. She’d married Rufus before finishing high school and they had been together, just they two, for ten years before she'd found herself pregnant with Mim. The thought of how her own life had been, even though it had been full of love, led her to think that she would not stand in her daughter’s way.