L.M. Pfalz started writing novels at the age of 13, as a way of channeling her vivid imaginings after packing away her childish playthings. She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, but has spent most of her life in Florida. She currently resides in the Tampa Bay area with her cat, Cheshire.
While trying to begin a new life in Atlantic City, Virginia White receives a mysterious package from a stranger, containing a rook chess piece. Her new quiet life turns into a nightmare when she discovers the meaning behind her “gift” and who sent it. Virginia must once again tap into her violent tendencies to defend herself, but will she go too far?
Follow the lives of Theresa & her best friends as they reminisce about growing up together in the small town of Moonridge and how their friendship got them through their tough childhoods. The strength of their bond is tested when their childhood bullies return to torment them as adults. The saga spans over 40 years of their lives including painful childhood memories, rocky marriages, & parenthood.
From within the walls of a criminal asylum, Virginia White tells her story of a childhood dream becoming a waking nightmare. At fourteen, she invents a powerful weapon & places the plans on a computer disk. Now THEY want it, & THEY will stop at nothing to get it. In order to survive, Virginia must become as coldblooded as the men pursuing her. At all costs she must keep them from getting the Disk.
In the final book of the Moonridge Memories series, Theresa reevaluates her life and relationships after the death of a family member. Meanwhile, Beth is still on the outs with her friends and living with Patrick Jordan. As he grows increasingly more possessive and dangerous, Beth becomes desperate to leave him, even if it means risking the lives of those she cares about.
In book three of the Moonridge Memories series, Theresa's world is turned upside down. Between an unusual offer from her mother, David leaving town on business, and her smarmy new boss at work, Theresa's life quickly spirals out of control. If that isn't enough, the bonds of friendship are tested when tragedy strikes her best friend Beth, who begins to question her place in the group.
In book two of the Moonridge Memories series, it's seven years later and Theresa and her friends begin a new chapter in their lives: marriage and parenthood. Theresa's marriage to David is tested as he struggles to find a job and turns to an unexpected source for comfort. Life becomes all the more complicated when Theresa's mom reaches out to her and the Jordan brothers come back into the picture.
Theresa and her friends share memories of the summer of 1983, when troubles with their families and three sadistic bullies strengthened their bond and changed their lives forever. Now as adults their childhood bullies return to terrorize them again. Theresa and her friends must pull together in order to survive the present, while facing their darkest memories of the past.