Denise Bartlett, a.k.a. SilverValkyre, began writing short stories when she was nine. Pen and paper gave way to word processors and typing, printing, reading and perfecting. A dreamer, she has always searched for deeper meaning and more vivid experiences in her everyday life. From hypnosis, training with mystics and spiritual people of many walks to tax preparation and gardening, her interests vary widely. The thread that runs through her life is imagination.
Denise has written a variety of poetry, short stories and novelettes, as well as columns and articles on gardening and income taxes.
Liza Casey called in to report a double homicide today. Sheriff Bobby Knowles had a high-school crush on Liza's mother, Elizabeth, who disappeared without a trace, years ago when Liza was young. Liza's life has been a maelstrom of tragedies, and this seems to be yet another one. But what is behind the latest report? Liza says it's the green-eyed monster.
Taya is a bardess who lives beside the sea, singing to the lonely sailors and townspeople of the seaside village she calls home. Into her life comes a strange and beautiful man, a handsome, wonderful individual who is also one of the sea people - the Selkies - shapeshifters of legend.
When the Selkies transform from their seal form to human form, they remove and store a beautiful pelt.