I’m thrilled to announce that
I’ve just signed a third contract with Revell for a series set in
World War II! The three-book series is tentatively titled Waves of Freedom, and it follows
the fictional Avery family. During the early years of World War II, three naval
officers based in Boston find adventure in the Battle of the Atlantic and are
captivated by three lovely women—a shipyard worker, a pharmacist, and a WAVE.
Battles erupt on the high seas. Mysteries arise on the Home Front. Family ties
and friendships are tested. And love is found where least expected.
Book 1: A Path in the Waters (working title),
budding romance between a World War II naval officer and a pretty shipyard
worker is threatened by U-boats, sabotage . . . and friendship.
1941, as America teeters on the brink of World War II, Mary Stirling works at
the Boston Navy Yard and renews an old friendship with naval officer Lt. Jim
Avery. Jim’s destroyer escorts British convoys across the North Atlantic as
part of the Neutrality Patrol, but problems on his new ship point to a saboteur
at the shipyard. As Jim and Mary work together to find the culprit, their
relationship promises to blossom into something more. Jim battles U-boats on
the high seas, and Mary’s investigation brings danger to herself and those she
cares about. While friendship draws them together, a deeper friendship could
rip them apart.
Let the Seas Roar (working title),
plucky female pharmacist. A high-society naval officer. A prescription for
plucky Lillian Avery, America’s entry into World War II means a chance to prove
herself as a pharmacist in Boston. She loves the wartime challenges of her new
job but does not enjoy the attention of society boy Lt. Archer Vandenberg, even
if Arch is her brother Jim’s best friend. As Arch’s destroyer battles U-boats
along the East Coast in the darkest days of the war, Lillian uncovers a black
market drug ring. Arch’s efforts to aid Lillian’s investigation and to win her
trust fling them both into danger—from torpedoes, drug lords, and broken
The Face of the Deep (working title),
last thing naval officer Dan Avery wants to see on his radar is glamour girl
Quintessa Beaumont—even if she has joined the WAVES.
Quintessa Beaumont learns the US Navy has established the WAVES program for
women, she enlists, determined to throw off her frivolous ways and truly
contribute. Lt. Cdr. Dan Avery employs his skills as a radar specialist to
fight U-boats at the peak of the Battle of the Atlantic, but the last thing he
wants to see on his radar is Tess. As Dan and Tess work together at the Boston
Navy Yard, Tess proves her worth and finds her affections drawn by the
no-nonsense officer, realizing he sees her as the greatest nonsense of all.
While the German Navy challenges Dan’s radar skills, the changes in Tess challenge
his notions—and his heart.
I’m so excited
to be able to share these stories with you, and I’m thankful to my agent, Rachel
Kent of Books & Such Literary Agency and everyone at Revell Books for
giving me the opportunity to do so. And I thank the Lord for all my readers and
friends, who have encouraged me and supported me through this crazy writing