Johnnie McDonald

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"The first child will be called John and the second one will be named Frank." Mr. Carroll was true to his words, even though two daughters were the outcome. Mrs. Carroll added some ie's to the names and tacked on ugly middle names (which they will not divulge) and the Carroll sisters proceeded to grow up hearing the old song: "Frankie and Johnny" sung everywhere they went in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

In the beginning, Frankie and Johnnie were embarrassed by their boy names, but when teenage years rolled around, their monikers gained them a lot of attention. Frankie hopped into Johnnie's Studebaker and they cruised Boot's Drive-in, where the sister team attracted boys with their bell-bottoms, wit and names.

Frankie Carroll and Johnnie Carroll McDonald have teamed up again to write a series of hen lit novels. And what qualifies them to be authors? Johnnie, somewhat buttoned up and motivated, heeded their mother's advice to be all that she could be, earned an MBA and honed a successful career as a human resources administrator. Frankie, emulating their gregarious father, took a different path. While also establishing a career, she acted in and directed little theater, and played a little poker on the side. Extensive life drama, travel, and motherhood were thrown in the mix to enrich their creative imaginations.

Frankie resides in Tulsa where she works in the health career industry. Johnnie sits lonely at the computer in the foreign land of New Jersey, where she puts on the paper the crazy plots she and her sister cook up.

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The Deweyville Church Secretary, Devil's Basement
You set the price! Words: 104,590. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2013 by Johnnie McDonald. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Jackie McGrath, the Stephanie Plum of the Bible belt, is older but with the same penchant for misadventure. As secretary for a church, she balances eccentric parishioners and wayward pastors with three ex-husbands, four jobs, and a passion for poker. An exploding boiler reveals a skeleton in basement requiring investigation by the hunky chief of police and installation by an amorous boiler man.


The Color of Whiskey
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 85,150. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure, Fiction » Western
Upper crust Bostonian falls for surly trail boss in East Texas while conducting bank audit. Looking for adventure, Martie Malone trades her heels for cowboy boots and learns to ride, but realizes her handsome cowboy keeps dark secrets. Bizarre accidents, murder, embezzlement, and kidnapping become part of Martie's adventure, and she must decide to return to Boston, or remain in Texas.
The Stablemaster's Son
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 103,730. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Historical » Colonial America
There is now length to which a man will go to save his son. In 1745, 15 year-old Raynes Bridger runs when he discovers the identity of his natural father. Joining the British Army or fighting King George's war was not a plan; Raynes suffers the hasty decision while Liam Channel searches. The legacy of the Channels and those they hold dear hang in the balance through war, separation, and secrets.
The Stablemaster
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 88,280. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Historical » Colonial America
The son of indentured servants follows the profession of his murdered father and becomes a stablemaster in 18th century Virginia. After losing his wife, Liam Channel discovers his son reported as dead to be living a life of privilege on a Shenandoah horse farm. Liam devotes his life to protecting the boy and keeping the secret that he is the natural father to Raynes Bridger.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 84,970. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Colonial America, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Will, a thrown away boy from the London gutters, and Finnie, a lassie from ravaged Ireland, become indentured servants for a plantation in 18th century Virginia. As their fortune improves and love blossoms, the malevolent forces of greed and jealousy intercede to ruin their idyllic lives and that of their slave friends. Finnie must adopt cunning and disguise to save those whom she loves.
Texans First, The New Republic
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 96,890. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Western
Feisty Boston businesswoman spars with stubborn, emotionally guarded trail boss in Texas, proving her ability to master horsemanship for contemporary trail ride and her blossoming attachment. Against backdrop of resurrection of the Republic of Texas, murder, and kidnapping, the trail boss deals with guilt when she is nearly killed on the ride. The accident may be part of a more sinister scheme.
Haunted Hearts
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 111,850. Language: American English. Published: May 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » American / General
A compelling love story and family saga from Great Depression through WWII to present. Star crossed lovers met as children, but adversity follows them until they became obsessed with finding salvation. When Fate intervenes and Lennie and Dean reconnect, their identities are blurred. Have they found each other, or are their respective but deceased grandparents at long last together?
Final Test
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 101,390. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Gorgeous Susan Waters is a risk junkie with a rich daddy, a predator boss, and a cop boyfriend afraid to commit. Brash Det. Raif Keegan's in the sex business: he hunts rapists and traffickers and goes from Dallas to Del Ray, FL to do so. Raif's final test is proving his love when he and his flashy Uncle Tim parachute into the jungles of the Amazon when Susan's latest adventure turns to kidnapping.
The Property
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 80,740. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Mel Byers, youngest property manager in her Dallas company, handles tough situations. Her mettle is tested when confronted with shoddy construction, a serial rapist, bribery, blackmail, and homicide. The two men in her life rush to her rescue when Mel is targeted for murder. She proves she can handle herself then must choose between the lovable insurance investigator or the brash detective.
Boilerman, A Deweyville Church Secretary Novel
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 106,500. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Jackie McGrath, the feisty church secretary, deals with wacky parishioners, arrest of Gospel Bob, and preacher with questionable motives and slutty wife. She contends with inept Irish mobsters, coonhounds, sex toy sellers, and suspicious neighbor who spies on her. A Russian moll wants her Boilerman boyfriend, the ex-Navy SEAL, and her prissy sister from NYC inserts herself into her business.
Loose L.I.P.S., A Deweyville Church Secretary Novel
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 107,520. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
In this second novel of the hilarious hen lit series The Deweyville Church Secretary, Jackie McGrath contends with kooky parishioners making her crazy, old fogies bent on firing her, fairy tale characters trying to whack her, and her boilerman boyfriend constantly disappearing. Loose LIPS is a fun cozy mystery, slightly irreverent, a tad naughty, and totally diva drama and slapstick adventure.

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