Dear book friends,
Welcome to my website. I hope you find much to interest you here. Be sure to visit “The World of Espionage” for all sorts of insider information, including a way to test your Spy-Q.
I’m excited about my new espionage thriller, The Assassins. It’s the continuing story of retired military spy Judd Ryder and CIA recruit Eva Blake, his former girlfriend. You met both in The Book of Spies. They’re quickly caught up in a face-off among six of the Cold War’s top assassins. Which master assassin will survive? Can Judd and Eva can put their differences behind them? And will Saddam Hussein’s multi-billion dollar fortune be found? To be among the first to know, you can pre-order a copy. Links are on my home page.
Now a little about me…. As you may remember, my husband of many years, fellow author Dennis Lynds, passed away in 2005. I’m fortunate that a terrific new man found me, or I found him – it’s a matter of debate and laughter between us. John C. Sheldon and I married in 2011. He’s a retired Maine district judge and author of many scholarly articles about the law. What a delight for us to discover he has a talent for fiction, too. We’ve coauthored three short stories so far.
Another big surprise is the exotic geography of my new life. Our home is near Portland, Maine, on 14 acres of oaks and hemlocks. Our closest neighbors are birds, deer, fox, porcupines, and wild turkeys. My office is on the second floor where my view sweeps across more than forty miles to Mount Washington, which at the moment is covered in snow. For a city girl from palmy Southern California, this is radical, and a great adventure.
I still work most days some ten to twelve hours on two computers — a big PC on which I write, and a laptop where I handle email. The laptop goes with me when I travel. Books — my longtime friends and the source of much inspiration — fill my office and our house. John and I have seven children — all grown up and living their own lives here in Maine and in New York, Maryland, Colorado, and California.
I’m glad you stopped by my website. May you find wonderful books to read here.