Born into the Scottish working class, Kate McLaren is a servant in a noble household in the early 1900’s until she falls in love with a man who changes everything. But change has many faces, and their complicated relationship leads her to the mansions of London where she encounters different kinds of love, the horrors of war, and ultimately, confrontation with the enemy himself.
River of Ghosts
Set in Yugoslavia, River of Ghosts is based on a true story. When civil war breaks out a national kayak champion is arrested and thrown into prison where he is beaten, tortured, and scheduled for execution. His wife and friends have forty-eight hours to get him out alive.
River of Ghosts won 1st Place in the 2011 Pacific Northwest Writers Association Literary Contest and was a finalist in the 2013 San Francisco Writers Contest (both contests under the title of My River Sava). A chapter from the book won 1st place in the 2014 Write on the River contest, and was finalist in the 2015 PNWA short story contest. This manuscript is available for publication.