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EPIC Book FinalistI'm a double finalist in the 2012 EPIC Book Awards, in historical romance with Red Bird's Song and in nonfiction with my self-pubbed book Shenandoah Watercolors!

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Historical/Light Paranormal Romance

Adventure, Mystery, Romance...
Travel back with me through these portals in time.

Historical & Light Paranormal Romance Author, avid gardener, mom, grandma, farm wife. The Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and surrounding mountains are my inspiration.
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Somewhere The Bells Ring Kira, Daughter of the Moon
Head's Up Lovers of Ghostly Christmas Romance! My Ghostly Christmas Romance, Somewhere the Bells Ring,  is on sale for .99 in kindle and nookbook through the end of December. ***Kira, Daughter of the Moon is available in print andvarious ebook formats from The Wild Rose Press, from Amazon /Kindle, Barnes & Noble’s Nookbook, All Romance eBooks, and other online booksellers.

The sequel to my historical romance novel, Through the Fire, Kira, Daughter of the Moon, is here! It took me years to finally complete the story, one I conceived while writing Through the Fire and planned for while undergoing that amazing journey. Though written to stand alone, Kira, Daughter of the Moon will have more impact on those who’ve already read Through the Fire (hint, hint) as the story follows several strong secondary characters from that novel (Logan being the main one) while introducing new individuals, most importantly Kira–a singular young Scots-Irish woman.

There was no way I could write this story without Kira’s name in the title. Very much her own person, Kira is a heroine after my own heart. And I adore Logan’s wit, keen insight, and powerful appeal. Part of the reason it took me so many years to finally call this novel done is that I hated to let go of them, and others in this story, possibly my best one yet. But Kira and Logan live on in that vital center place where cherished characters dwell.

Blurb: Logan McCutcheon returns to colonial Virginia after seven years in the hands of Shawnee Indians. But was he really a captive, as everybody thinks? He looks and fights like a warrior, and seems eager to return to those he calls friends and family.
Kira McClure has waited for Logan all those years, passing herself off as odd to keep suitors at bay––and anyone else from getting too close. Now that he’s back, he seems to be the only person capable of protecting her from the advances of Josiah Campbell and accusations of witchcraft. And to defend the settlers against a well-organized band of murderous thieves.

*Gorgeous cover by Rae Monet

The Lady and the Warrior

My short historical romance story, The Lady and the Warrior, is now available on Amazon Kindle.

My talented art major graduate daughter, Elise, did the gorgeous cover–her first. Mom’s proud. So is her father. And other friends and relations.
A tender adventure romance with a The Last of the Mohican’s flavor, The Lady and the Warrior gives readers a taste of my full-length American historical romance novels. If you like The Lady and the Warrior, chances are you will enjoy Red Bird’s Song, Through the Fire and Daughter of the Wind...all have a Native American theme interwoven with the plot.
Blurb: An abused young wife stranded in the Alleghenies in 1783 is rescued from drowning by a rugged frontiersman who shows her kindness and passion. But is he more than he seems? And can they ever be together?
Pop over to Amazon and find out. FREE for Amazon Prime and .99 for others.

4 1/2 Stars from Affaire de Coeur for Somewhere My Lass!

“This is a fast-paced, intriguing story that ended way too soon! This reader is looking forward to more of Ms. Trissel’s remarkable stories.”
–Lauren CalderFor the full review visit: Affaire de Coeur





At long last, Shenandoah Watercolors is out in print! My talented daughter Elise labored hours and hours to design the layout and incorporate her and my mom, Pat Churchman, and husband Dennis's beautiful photographs of the Shenandoah Valley and mountains. Also a few vintage images from times past. A lovely coffee table sized book, Shenandoah Watercolors should be a joy to those who want to savor the images and linger with me in my beloved valley.

The book is available at Amazon, and I authorized other outlets for it as well but am not sure where it many show up for sale. The cost is as inexpensive as we could possibly make it for a book of this size with so many colored images. We won't get rich, that's for sure, but hope to share our love of the country, of our valley and the mountains, of family and all that's good. And God bless those who join us.