Jarred Into Being
Jarred Into Being is suspense filled, roller coaster of read novel with a strong female protagonist, our heroine, Eva Lange. At thirteen years old, young Eva Lange’s life is profoundly changed forever when her parents are both killed in a tragic automobile accident and she is left to fend for herself.
In a short time, Eva is victimized and forced into prostitution, human trafficking, and sexual slavery. Jarred Into Being follows Eva’s life for the next ten years as she struggles for her freedom, her independence, her very life.

An Illegal President: A Novel
Strolling toward his minivan with eight-year-old Jack and six-year-old Denise in tow, Congressman Paul Garrett suddenly felt the uncomfortable pressure of something hard being shoved into the small of his back. As he jerked his head to figure out—what the hell—the pressure intensified, and he knew 
it was hard steel; probably a gun.” So begins the strangest and most bizarre escapade of Paul Garrett’s life. His mysterious kidnapping triggers an adventure that ultimately catapults him to the brink of capturing the pinnacle of political power: the Presidency of the United States of America.

A powerful and sinister world-wide force is responsible for the diabolical plot that thrusts Paul Garrett into the sweepstakes of presidential politics; but, can he ever hope to uncover who or what is behind the fantastic conspiracy, or even more inexplicably—why? Should he dare dream he can unseat a corrupt, incumbent President determined to be reelected at all costs?

With his life threatened, his children endangered, and his wife terrified, Paul is forced to make life-altering decisions which will forever change his future, his marriage, indeed, his entire existence; and the political future of America hangs in the balance.

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Q: Who or what inspired you to become an author?

A: We were inspired by great storytellers like Charles Dickens, Ayn Rand, Ken Follett, and Agatha Christie.

Q: What was the turning point in your life when you decided to start writing?

A: We have always written. Ever since we had the ability to arrange and rearranged A,B,Cs into words, then sentences, then paragraphs, we have enjoyed creating.

Q: What is or are the genres of your book or books?

A: We write suspense thrillers designed to keep readers guessing and glued to the edge of their chairs until they reach 'the end.'

Q: What made you decide to write in your particular genre?

A: We write in the suspense genre because it is the genre we most enjoy reading ourselves.

Q: Who is your favorite author, and how did they inspire you to write?

A: Ken Follett is our favorite author to read - and we read aloud to each other - and he always inspires us to "tell a great story."

Q: When you write do you take notes, organize your characters and plot, or you write freely as you go?

A: We write freely as we go and continually trade our excerpts electronically with each other until we have our final, finished version.

Q: Where does your inspiration come from?

A: Life. Human beings are fascinating and if you pay attention to the headlines and your own daily life the story ideas are, literally, limitless. Everyone has a story.

Q: Do you write about your personal life experiences in your stories?

A: Some elements of our personal life find their way into our books, but it is not something we emphasize.

Q: Who is your favorite character in your book? Why?

A: Eva Lange, the strong, courageous heroine in "Jarred Into Being." In "An Illegal President: A Novel" our favorite character is Wendy Garrett, the wife of the Congressman. In both cases we admire strong, intelligent independent women who determine their own destinies.

Q: What is your favorite scene in your story?

A: In "Jarred Into Being" Eva is harassed by two college boys when she first arrives is LasVegas, and they find that taunting Eva was a huge mistake. In "An Illegal President: A Novel" our favorite scene is the final scene, but - spoiler alert - we can't tell you what it is. Readers will find out for themselves when they finish the book.

Q: Do you write about your personal experiences in your books?

A: The physical settings of our stories are frequently drawn from personal experience.

Q: Are the characters in your story based on people you know?

A: Most characters are inspired by someone we know or know about, but our characters become their own people.

Q: Is there any part in writing you don’t like?

A: Editing can be tedious, and marketing can be infuriating.

Q: Do you have any online sites where people can read more about your books?

A: Our website is: and our blog is

Q: Do you have any books in the works?

A: Our next project - another suspense novel - is tentatively titled "Long Shadows" - a fascinating intertwining of lives that lead to horrific, unforeseen consequences.

Q: When you read, what is your favorite genre?

A: Suspense and Historical Fiction.

Q: Do you have any hobbies? What do you like to do in your free time?

A: Serving Diesel and Emmett, our two English Bulldogs, requires most of our free time. However, we do manage an occasional walk or dinner out in a nice restaurant. Classical music is virtually always playing in our home.

Q: If you would have time travel abilities and could meet anyone from any time, who would you like to meet?

A: Jesus Christ and the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.


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