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Fall 2024

Stand tall. Be strong.

Look straight ahead.

Read! Speak! Believe!

In an intimate self-analysis of life, purpose, and future direction, S.M. Troye digs deep and dares to explore and share the official beginning of her journey to self-discovery. After the sobering death of her father, a multitude of Covid-19 deaths in her hometown and a society playing a cutthroat game of Spades, she finds herself in a country bordering on the brink of disaster.

Taught by her tough as nails, southern born and bred father, she learned at an early age to stand tall, be strong, and look straight ahead. Her northern born, ever so gentile, mother’s whispered prayers, daily platitudes, and scriptures assured her that she could do all things through Christ.

Her faith and spirit of discernment protected her when she was unaware of the need for protection. Now she finds herself in a place she never, ever, expected to be. No, she didn’t relocate to another country. She’s still in the great US of A—where “we hold these truths to be self-evident” or so she thought and was taught. And apparently wanted so desperately to believe. Once immersed in a spirit of love, she battles her first-time face to face direct confrontation with hate.

Unforgettable stories about the search for love and life purpose.

Which is more important or are they interrelated?

"The dialogue entertains, intrigues and frequently contains fiery but loving exchanges."



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BLUE LADY: A Friends to Lovers, Second Chances, Romantic Comedy Short Story 


“It’s all about the search for love and life purpose…” 
Which is more important? Or are they interrelated?

BLUE LADY is the Prequel to The Angelica Mason Series (There are three other books in this series with a fourth book scheduled for release in 2023). The books revolve around a common theme—the search for love and life purpose.
Which is more important or are they interrelated?


No longer satisfied with her high-power job in Washington DC, Angelica Mason returns home to Smoothville, Georgia looking for love. Specifically, the love of her life, the high school sweetheart she ditched when she went away to college.
Angelica is surprised when she discovers she loves her new position as Smoothville, Georgia City Manager. She’s not a bit surprised, however, when she crosses paths with Shawn Mallory.


But the old Shawnee has a new look. A new life. A new attitude. And that new life does not include love. And certainly not Angelica Mason.


Shawn, now director of a newly established local not-for-profit, has been waiting for the big moment. He begrudged the fact that he and Angelica never officially closed out the past—their past…
Shawn was more than ready for their official face off.

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