Based on true events, Tree of Lives is a riveting two-track story of a horrific public murder in 1930 that became a long buried family secret. The lost ghost of the murderer, Raymond, roams the earth until his abused great niece, Ruth, a promising artist, confronts her deeply troubled family. It is a story of unfolding forgiveness, survival and triumph over unaddressed trauma as this determined woman navigates her thorny life path. Illustrated.
It was supposed to be the start of their lives, not the end.
After a tragic accident as teenagers, Jensen Owens and Autumn
Miller find themselves miles apart but fate would soon have other ideas. Jensen returns to the place he ran away from, but he is not the man he once was. He struggles with something that no one can see, a secret that could forever take him under.
Autumn Miller was at a crossroads in her life. She had long since faced the past, or so she thought. That is until Jensen comes back. As their lives begin to intertwine, something, or someone, comes back from the past. Someone who should no longer be there.
Jensen and Autumn will be faced with a hard decision, one they may not be able to walk away from. They say that the past is the past. But sometimes, you have to go back in order to move forward.
Targeted Age Group:: Adults
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
What inspired me to write this book was witnessing someone who was close to me struggle with their own addictions. I had alot of fun with this one. I wanted the reader to see the story from both the main characters perspectives. It was quite enjoyable to dive into the headspace of two completely different characters and have their lives intertwine. I also really enjoy a twist so I added in a paranormal ghostly presence from their past.
No matter how challenging the case, psychologist Katherine Fleming never shirks from helping a patient confront a painful issue. With keen powers of observation and a compassionate nature, she applies talent and training to help any troubled soul, but accepting a new patient who happens to be dead adds an unexpected wrinkle.
The first time Detective Jake Sumner of the Sandy Shoals PD spied the old house he sensed the good bones. Little did he know the purchase of the property included an unusual tenant far from resting in peace. Can the new psychologist in town help him treat a ghostly trauma case and stop a murderer from claiming the next victim?
With the aid of a mysterious white cat and a mystic mirror, Katherine and Jake join forces to hunt a killer. Because if the living won’t seek justice for the dead, who will?