Victoria Thompson

​Victoria Thompson was one of my professors at Seton Hill’s Master of Fine Arts in Writing Popular fiction program and a prolific novelist. She’s written twenty romances and eighteen mysteries and has been nominated for both the Agatha and Edgar awards. In addition to being an outstanding teacher, she’s one of the most sought after mentors by the aspiring novelists in SHU’s one-of-a kind MFA program. Check out her website at



Rogue is coming soon in 2018!

Holly Jacobs is my hometown’s most prolific and commercially successful author. Holly has published dozens romances and mysteries for Harlequin and Montlake, and her books have sold over three million copies worldwide. You can learn about her at



Cuernavaca is the story of a young man’s struggle with himself, and, ultimately, against circumstances that threaten his very survival. Most of the story is set in Cuernavaca, Mexico, a colorful city with an intriguing history. Known as the “City of the Eternal Spring,” Cuernavaca has played a key role throughout Mexican history. The city was the seat of government for the Conquistador Hernán Cortés after he conquered the Aztecs, and served as a base of operations for local historical figure Emiliano Zapata during the Mexican Revolution. Cuernavaca is a “traditional” Mexican city which retains much of its historical character. Although its population numbers in the hundreds of thousands, you won’t find a building over a dozen stories...

Rebecca Drake

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Rebecca Drake, another of my professors, at Seton Hill and my thesis mentor, has published three thrillers in paperback, and released her first hard cover, Only Ever You, in 2016. Her second hardcover thriller, Just Between Us, was released in late 2017. To learn more about her, visit her website at

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