Storyteller

Capturer of Light

Explorer of Unusual Places

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I spent my childhood either curled up with a book or scouring the local public library for more mystery novels to lug home. That habit continued well into my young adult years when I discovered historical romance novels.

I began writing short stories for my children when they were very young. One of those tales was about twins... two fiery red-headed little girls.


As my children grew up, my husband and I opened our own company and my writing career became filled with product and marketing materials, website content, magazine articles, and company manuals along with a nonfiction book in its third printing.

Turning my interest to landscape photography I created a photo website and several photo books for family and friends telling their stories through images. Over twenty-plus years I documented the lifestyle of Conch Key, a sixteen-acre island in the Florida Keys, which can be viewed at ggwakem.photos or click the photographer link above.

I have now returned to my first love, fiction, by writing my debut novel about those red-headed twins and their adopted father's secret life in the Mafia. 


Trust No One, Promise Nothing is a story with crime/thriller elements, a sense of humor, and a romantic subplot, inspired by real mafia families and well-known Florida criminals such as Charley Wall - about a man with a dark past, two careers (one legitimate and one illegitimate), three families (one being the mafia), and the woman who exposes him.


This story has cinematic appeal and is both plot-and character-driven, exploring the long-lasting effects of childhood experiences: how they shape us—for better or worse—and our ability to change. See what others are saying!

My blog page invites you to accompany me on this wild ride as I  journey towards publication. 

Subscribe below to watch my third act as I pursue my life long dream of storytelling.


Hai capito?

Hugs,

ginger