A Special Holiday Gift to My Readers


Lucy_s_Christmas_MiracleOne of the supporting characters in my Frank Rozzani detective series is not a human, it’s a dog. Lucy the dog inspired a Christmas-themed short story that I wrote a couple of years ago. Lucy is based on an actual dog that we had as a pet with the same name. Our Lucy was also a Black Lab/Border Collie mix like the dog in the books and this story. She was a very smart dog that basically trained herself.

From December 8th – 12th, I’m giving this story away for free. You can get a copy HERE.

I wrote this story completely on a flight from Atlanta to Boston. It was about a two hour flight in rough weather.  It’s a light-hearted mystery about a child that goes missing and the events leading up to finding her.

It was originally meant to be a quick tale to get readers interested in my books and as a special Christmas bonus to those who have read the books to whet their appetites for the third book in the series. It has become a favorite standalone and has received positive reviews.

I had written the dedication to my youngest daughter who is sometimes wise beyond her years. A freaky thing occurred when I asked my usual artist to create a cover for the story. It came back with a picture of a little girl being guided by a dog. I had to take a second look at the picture as the little girl has a strong resemblance to my daughter mentioned in the dedication. The designer has never met or even seen my daughter, so the coincidence was interesting.

I hope you enjoy this tale and the message that it brings about what is important in life.

You can download Lucy’s Christmas Miracle HERE from December 8th through December 12th.

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