My novel Left with Shoes is available on Amazon, Kobo, Barnes and Noble and others as of November 1, 2016. I'm so excited to share it with you.

Mallory’s life as Principal Jonathan Brazen’s wife looks idyllic to outsiders who know nothing of the disappointment she lives with. She wants babies, he doesn’t. When Jonathan walks out, demanding a divorce after twenty-one years of marriage, she's helpless to stop her entire world from falling apart. She is alone for the first time in her adult life and must rely on untapped resources to reinvent herself.

At least she has incredible shoes.

After months of unemployment, Mallory teeters on the brink of desperation until she lands a job as a travel agent. Her new job brings her in contact with, Heath Morgan, the young owner of Morgan Engineering, her most prestigious client. He’s gorgeous, successful, and their attraction is mutual. But Heath has secret habits that may make a relationship with him a bigger risk than she can afford. Giving in to him comes at a risk to her new independence. Heath is willing to grant Mallory anything except what she most desires. Will she settle for less?

And then there is Jonathan. Despite his ultimate betrayal, when tragedy strikes her ex-husband, Mallory feels obligated to support him which threatens to derail her new life. Will she run back to the man she thought she had finally left behind? 


To create one's world in any of the arts takes courage.

There’s language in her eye, her cheek, her lip; Nay, her foot speaks . . .
      William Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida

My new book Barefoot is now available. It is the second book of a trilogy of Mallory Hooker's life journey after divorce. She is a new woman with a new career, a new look on life, and a new attitude. But is the new man in her life really what she wants--what she needs?

Read Barefoot and find out.

Recipient of the 2017 Romance Slam Jam Debut Author of the year Emma Award.

Left with Shoes is the first installment of Mallory Hooker’s second- coming-of-age journey which ends with a question, and, is recommended for those 18 years and older.

Lela Alize