Bookshelf

Jericho

Librarian Syd Murphy flees the carnage of a failed marriage by accepting a position in Jericho, a small town in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia. When Syd gets a flat tire and is rescued by the town physician, Maddie Stevenson, the two women form a fast friendship—but almost immediately begin struggling with a mutual attraction. Of course, Syd is straight and going through a divorce—and Maddie forgets to mention her sexual orientation to her new best friend. Almost everyone who crosses their paths believes it’s only a matter of time until they figure it out, but sometimes, it takes a while to see the obvious. Together, Syd and Maddie learn that life and love can have as many twists and turns as a winding mountain road.

Aftermath

Maddie and Syd are happily settled into their life on Maddie’s farm, raising their foster son Henry while his father is deployed in the Middle East. David and Michael continue to run their bed and breakfast, and the irrepressible Roma Jean Freemantle prepares to graduate from high school. But everything changes in the sleepy mountain town of Jericho when a massive storm blows in with huge consequences.

Goldenrod

Welcome back to Jericho, a small town tightly tucked into the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia, where life and love have as many twists and turns as a winding mountain road. Join Syd, Maddie, David, Michael, Henry, Celine, and the irrepressible Roma Jean Freemantle as they band together to navigate the minefields of their ever-changing world in this newest Jericho Series novel.

Backcast

When sculptor and author Barb Davis is given an NEA grant to pair original feminist sculptures with searing first-person essays on transitions in women’s lives, she organizes a two week writing retreat with twelve of the best, brightest, and most notorious lesbian authors in the business. But in between regularly scheduled happy hours and writing sessions, the women enter a tournament bass fishing competition, receive life coaching from a wise-cracking fish named Phoebe, and uncover a subterranean world of secrets and desires that is as varied and elusive as the fish that swim the inland sea.

Hoosier Daddy

Jill Fryman (Friday to her friends) is a Line Supervisor at a truck manufacturing plant in a small southern Indiana town—and life on the assembly line is almost as predictable as her love life. When it comes to matters of the heart, Friday always seems to be making the wrong choices. Things go from bad to worse when El, a sultry labor organizer from the UAW, sweeps into town to unionize the plant right after it’s been bought out by a Japanese firm. Sparks fly on and off the line as Jill and El fight their growing attraction for each other against a backdrop of monster trucks, fried catfish dinners, Pork Day USA, and a bar called Hoosier Daddy.

Beowulf for Cretins: A Love Story

English professor and aspiring novelist, Grace Warner spends her days teaching four sections of “Beowulf for Cretins” to uninterested students at one of New England’s “hidden ivy” colleges. Not long after she is dumped by her longtime girlfriend, Grace meets the engaging and mysterious Abbie on a cross-country flight. Sparks fly on and off the plane as the two strangers give in to one night of reckless passion with no strings attached, and no contact information exchanged. Back home at St. Albans, the college rocks Grace’s world when it announces the appointment of a new president—the first woman in its fabled 165-year history. Cue Abbie—and cue Grace’s collision course with a neurotic dog named Grendel, a fractious rival for tenure, and a woman called Ochre in what might very well be a final shot at happiness.

Dust

When it comes to finding dirt, Evan Reed is the best in the business. She’s a “dust-buster”—a paid operative hired by political campaigns to vet candidates for national office. When she is hired to investigate the background of a squeaky-clean senator who might just be the next president—the last thing she expects to uncover is a murder.

Sidecar

A fast, funny, and wholly satisfying compilation of short stories filled with the same rich detail, witty humor, jagged verbal jousting, and joyous intellectual tête-à-tête that are Ann McMan’s calling cards. This award winning collection features the novella, “Bottle Rocket”, along with the short stories, “V1: A Valentine’s Day Odyssey”, “Falling From Grace”, and “Nevermore!”

Three (plus one)

Diz and Clarissa are back for the holidays! It’s Christmas Eve in Baltimore, and you know what that means . . . snow. Lots of it. Join our dynamic duo as they battle a tangled mess of the elements, friends, family, and marauding hounds in their annual ill-fated attempts to enjoy a quiet Christmas alone.

Galileo

The holidays are fast approaching when Evan is hired by the DNC to do opposition research on the president’s controversial nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court. Things take a dangerous and eerily personal turn when Evan’s descent into the fetid subterranean world of vested interests, dark money PACs, and barbaric private rituals explodes everything she thought she knew about the things that matter most in her life.