I am the author of a series of award-winning mystery/thriller novels featuring a young newspaper reporter based in the Midwest. Prior to becoming a novelist, I was a reporter myself and, for three decades, an executive in a large healthcare system. Writing always has been a big part of my jobs and my life. I also love music. I play drums and guitar and have composed about 40 original songs. In 2016 I was inducted into the Iowa Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame. Have a BA in Journalism from Drake University and an MBA from the University of Iowa. Jane and I have six children and live on an acreage in Dallas County, Iowa.
Hollywood learns that filming a movie in Iowa can be murder...
The violent death of famous actress rocks the small city of Orney, Iowa, where a Hollywood moving company is filming on location. Local newspaper reporter Tony Harrington is stunned by the murder, as he was one of the last people to see the woman alive. Soon Tony's worldview is shattered when someone he loves is charged with the crime and the evidence is indisputable. As Tony desperately seeks to prove his loved one innocent, he learns the crime may have links to a family secret from thirty years in the past. Just as he's ready to concede defeat, a newfound love convinces him to dig deeper. Her strength and intelligence helps Tony cling to hope and unravel a surprising twist, right up until the murderer fights back and puts Tony in the greatest peril of his life.