Virginia McCullough


Fiction that hooks me and reels me almost always offers a glimpse into love, with all its imperfections, and families, with all their conflicts and heartbreak. That’s why I write stories that offer hope, healing, and plenty of second chances. – Virginia McCullough
Virginia McCullough considers the day Miss Barlow handed her a library card as one of the most important days of her life. Born in Chicago and raised by parents who revered both facts and fiction, it’s no accident that Virginia has enjoyed a long career as an independent writer, first of nonfiction, and now as a novelist. As a ghostwriter/coauthor she has written over 100 books and edited many more. She and her clients have worked with major publishers, from Simon Schuster to Warner Books to McGraw Hill.
Having lived in many places in the Midwest and the east coast, including seven years aboard a sailboat named Sojourner, Virginia sets her novels in some of her favorite places, from the Georgia Golden Isles to the Door County peninsula of Lake Michigan. Home is currently Green Bay, Wisconsin.
When she’s not writing or reading, Virginia likes to travel—she’s been known to say yes to a trip before she knows the destination. That pull for adventure has led her to visit many places in the world by plane, train, automobile, tanker, and sailboat. She and her daughter, Laura, once shared a trip to Paris and have taken road trips to Colorado, California, and Arkansas. Her son, Adam, invited her to revisit life aboard a boat and sail with his family in the British Virgin Islands. Learn more about Virginia and her writing at and about her coaching at

Where to find Virginia McCullough online


The Jacks of Her Heart
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 102,060. Language: American English. Published: July 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Feminist, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Lorna Lindstrom and Jack Young got married in the tropics-and their grownup kids don't like it one bit... Now the newlyweds feel like a couple of fools. Surely ending their impulsive "cruise ship" marriage is the best solution. Lorna's two kids and Jack's daughter sure think so. But their meddling backfires, prompting Jack and Lorna to rethink their plan. Don't they deserve a happy ending?
Greta's Grace
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 90,860. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Divorced from Greta’s blustery dad, Brian, Lindsey is drawn to him now as they share their fears about Greta. She never expects to experience the drama of becoming involved with her ex-husband or to confront the dilemma of another man falling for her, especially Sam, her son-in-law’s widowed father. But Sam, quiet and reflective, offers more than friendship and becomes her refuge.
Amber Light
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 120,280. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Motherhood
From best-selling author, Virginia McCullough! If you enjoyed Greta's Grace, you'll love Amber Light. Despite everything, Sarah Whitmore still believes in lucky breaks… A single act of violence left Sarah pregnant, with her cherished plans for the future in ruins. But she grabs her chance to leave her Wisconsin town behind and create a new life on the South Carolina coast.
The Chapels on the Hill
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 78,230. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Sonia and Aaron didn’t marry for love, but love found them and took them by surprise. When tragedy struck, Sonia and Aaron’s reason to be together seemed to slip away, along with the love they once shared. Both believe they’ll find closure at an event dedicating a music pavilion to their son, allowing them to say a final goodbye and freeing them to commit to new relationships.
Island Healing
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 108,220. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
He can’t stay. She can’t leave. Luke Rawley lives aboard Midnight, a classic wooden sailboat, at the dock of St. Anne’s Island. Secretly preparing to sail around the world, Luke longs to redeem his father’s wasted life and broken dreams. He longs to fulfill this dream with Kevin, his 18-year-old son.

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