Fire and Ice releases Dec. 4th. What inspired my 9th Suspense Novel?

December 3, 2018

Here’s the Robert Frost poem and the Bruce Lee quote that inspired my title: FIRE IS NICE:


                                                     Fire and Ice

                                                  By Robert Frost


Some say the world will end in fire,

Some say in ice.

From what I’ve tasted of desire

I hold with those who favor fire.

But if it had to perish twice,

I think I know enough of hate

To say that for destruction ice

Is also great

And would suffice.



Love is like a friendship caught on fire. – Bruce Lee




FIRE IS NICE, presents my most challenging character to date. Hang on to your preconceived notions!


FBI trained, Sable Chisholm, suffered a permanent


brain injury while on duty. A poisoning by carbon monoxide affected her fear center, the amygdala. After yearlong therapy and burnt bridges on the force in San Francisco, she’s assigned to Sequoia National Park, hunting down poachers.




She’s a ranger with no fear, searching for bone and truffle thieves. Pitted against vicious criminals, who will stop at nothing…even murder. And a summer staff of rangers unready for crime on this scale.

                                                   With her burro, Wheezer      


                                                and her miniature pig, Chopper.


Partnered with a brilliant Park numbers guy who’s best friends with his computer and four monitors. Carter Glass, a recluse with the bearded good looks of a country music star.



This story has so many confounding elements, my brain was close to exploding as I wrote it. But I think I caught the drama, the romance, the danger, the animals, the damaged fearless woman, and the almost agoraphobic statistical whiz…just right. In fact, I had such fun writing about Sable, she’ll appear in at least one more novel!



Do tell me if you enjoyed the story and characters. (We authors really, really need reviews on Amazon to get noticed…please help us out J)





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