Mildred Gail Digby was born and educated in Canada and now does not use her BSc in Geology to teach ESL in Japan. However her studies do come in handy when doing “earthquake surfing” which consists of shaking booty during P waves and panicking during S waves.
She shares her non-angst-filled life with her wife of nearly ten years where the most excitement they have is deciding where to eat and forgetting where they parked their bicycles. M.G. is a sucker for oddball characters, opposites attract, and women getting what (and who) they want. She will squeeze a happy ending out of anything and is not above the occasional corny joke.
An infamous DJ is getting threats which are hitting too close to home to be ignored. Retired private investigator Ashe Devon is called in by her former boss and oldest friend to help bring the stalker to justice after the threats escalate to real-world violence. Still reeling from the failure to protect her last client and trying to fit into the narrow world defined by the office job she is trying to survive, Ashe is at a crossroads.
Then she meets the client. Mystral Galbraith aka “Phoenix” is a tattooed, out-and-proud, brilliant DJ who is the polar opposite of Ashe and utterly entrancing. Ashe knows she is Mystral’s last defense against the looming danger and can’t ignore this fierce young woman’s plea for help. Neither can Ashe ignore the stirrings of long-forgotten emotions that awaken in Mystral’s presence. While Ashe struggles to keep their relationship professional, the tension between them simmers just beneath the surface.
Armed with only her sadly-outdated knowledge of the underground lesbian scene and a U-Haul full of emotional baggage, is Ashe wonders if she’s really the right person for the job, or is the undeniable pull between them going to compromise Ashe’s judgment and open the door for history to repeat its tragic lesson.
Tentative Publication Date: January 2019