I'm a proud Kiwi. In creating the small, rural township of Kiwi Falls I've taken inspiration from the land around me and mixed reality with imagination. Kiwi Falls and its characters are entirely fictional - dreamed up long before I lived in South Otago. I've located Kiwi Falls about an hour south of Dunedin because when you travel south from the city you drive through the Taieri Plains, which inspired my Southern Plains where Kiwi Falls exists and allowed for the land formation my Jae farm required. The last landmark I use as I leave Dunedin for Kiwi Falls is a 900-meter-high hill called Maungatua, and it's just south of this hill and nestled at the base of the lower ridgelines that Kiwi Falls is born. Further across to the eastern side of the plains I reference Waihola Lake, and then another thirty minutes brings you to the Clutha River and Balclutha. So for those of you who have lived or passed through the area and notice similar landmarks, welcome to my version of the plains. I hope you will forgive me for moving things around in order to give life to Kiwi Falls.


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Glitz, Glamour, and Deadly Decisions
Every decision has a consequence. 

Some can be deadly...
Lily Cartwright has been trained to obey and protect her criminal father, but deep inside, her anger grows. The chains of duty shatter when she learns of her father's plans to marry her to a sociopathic killer. Now she must decide just how far she's willing to go for freedom and justice. 


Jason Jae protects life; he instinctively steps up to save an abused waitress in a high-end night club, unaware her father controls the local crime syndicate and she's in far more danger than meets the eye. In a fleeting moment, they see through the glamour and form a connection they cannot break, unleashing a storm of desires.

The last thing Jason's family expects is for the quiet conservationist to protect a dangerous criminal runaway. Now Jason has to convince everyone, including Lily, that she's worth saving. But can he do it before the death toll rises?    

Kiwi Falls Short Story Prequel

A murdered mother,

an accused father,

a broken woman,

and a son seeking justice.


Jeff Jae is drawn home by heartbreak, prepared to defend his father at all costs. 

Evelyn Miller suffers in silence, seeking comfort from the only couple who know her secret; now one is dead and the other is threatened - their only hope is the son who left them behind.

Can Jeff save them all, and will he forgive Evelyn for her silence?


Flight and Fight

Private pain, sinister secrets

The past that makes us, can also break us

Caleb Jae’s aviation dream crashed with the death of his best friend and co-pilot, now his orphaned godson is the only reason he perseveres.

Vanessa's running from a past determined to silence her. A mechanical genius, her life revolves around engines and flight. Jae Aviation offers the anonymity her secrets require for survival.

Caleb's playboy act fools the world and is the polar opposite of anything Vanessa would ever look for. Distracted by inner turmoil, they never see the danger until it's too late. Now their enemies are closing in with sinister intent and survival means making choices they never thought they'd have to make.

Stolen by Night

Internal turmoil, external threats, kidnapped children

At war with themselves, and with unseen danger, can they work together?

Overprotective James Jae medically discharged from a highly classified investigative team and abandoned by his ex-fiance, now works as a private detective. Ridged control keeps a fierce volcano of emotions contained within.

Sixteen-year-old adopted daughter Alice Jae is determined to use her newfound safety and position to help those that don’t have a voice.

Quiet and conserved, Myra Hanan is a school counselor who really cares about her kids. She struggles to provide for her three children and harbors the pain of abandonment.

Seventeen-year-old Darrell Hanan is used to working hard and going unseen, except now he’s in love with the mysterious Alice.

James doesn’t have time for mousy women, he has a kid to find. Alice is intrigued by Darrell, but she has a past he doesn’t know about. Myra’s already been beaten down by one rich powerful man, she isn’t prepared to take orders from another. Darrell knows his mum has her pride, except now their family is in danger and her pride threatens their lives in a deadly game of revenge as coldly calculated moves funnel the unsuspecting families towards something far worse than death.

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