When she's not writing contemporary romance, Maggie is an actor, improviser, teacher, playwright, wife, and mother. She runs a non-profit arts program by day and writes all night. She's the youngest of six daughters and a lifelong tomboy. Whether writing for page, stage, or screen, she loves to tell stories that are honest and funny, with a bit of gut-wrenching drama.
"Be yourself; everyone else is already taken"
-- Oscar Wilde
Maisie Carver walks away from her dumpster fire of a marriage with only her ex-husband's uncle's log cabin inn by picturesque Lark Lake. The woodsy getaway just outside of Saugatuck, Michigan, is meant to be the exciting first chapter in her new life. Unfortunately, the lodge is a dilapidated, hot mess. She must rely on her surprisingly hot neighbor Harlan Stahl to help her get the place back in shape. Harlan is woodsy, bookish, uninterested in technology and a breeder of heartbreakingly cute Bassett hounds. Maisie must do her best to accept Harlan's help without letting him take over or falling in love with him.
Lark Lake Lodge
(One is published on Vella.
Others are coming soon!)
Jennifer "Pal" Palcoski is the standout, funniest player on her improv troupe and much less impressive at her day job. She meets and immediately falls for her troupe mate's brother, who just happens to be the newly elected U.S. Senator, Mason Weller. Mason is a good guy. Too good. Regardless of Pal's concerns that as an irreverent, ballsy comedian, she's not exactly "first lady" material, the couple navigates a slew of challenges together, including: too many distractions, too little time together, Mason's jealous brother, and a relentless troll who targets Pal.
After the Win
Maddy Graham would never have met Miles Clark, were it not for winning six hundred eighteen million dollars in the multi-state Super Lotto. She would have avoided the grouchy and impossibly attractive wealth manager if she didn't desperately need his advice in navigating her new fortune and the whole new world it opened up for her. Miles does everything in his power to fight his attraction to his perky, idealistic new client. He's certain, like a lot of lottery winners, she'll end up blowing all of her cash on the convent/senior center where she works in downtown Detroit. Or worse, tech billionaire Dane Fraser will woo her out of her fortune and out of Miles' Life.