There's the first love of my life (my husband Jeff), and then there's the first book love of my life, my novel SO MUCH FOR TRUE LOVE.

Although I've contributed chapters to travel books including Fodor's Pacific Northwest and Fodor's In Focus Portland , there's nothing like spinning a story of your own.

The manuscript has been kicked around almost as much as the protagonist, a self-deprecating, sassy paralegal named Georgie, tripping through the minefields of love in L.A. She's on an overheated manhunt until she maternally falls head over Prada heels for a sick young boy who may not make it till tomorrow. In order to save him, she forces a marriage and fakes a pregnancy, anything for this child who's a relative stranger.

SO MUCH FOR TRUE LOVE looks at a different kind of love and sacrifice. If you must, think "Nine and a Half Weeks" meets "Mary Poppins." But for God's sake, skip the spoonful of sugar.

The first three chapters of this 100,000-word novel follow. Feel free to take a gander Georgie would love the company.

To read online, choose a chapter.

Chapter One
Chapter Two
Chapter Three

To read or download from PDF, click on a chapter.

Chapter One (PDF)
Chapter Two (PDF)
Chapter Three (PDF)

"I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman, 'Where's the self-help section?' She said if she told me, it would defeat the purpose."

~ George Carlin



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