A psychic dire wolf pup.
A jilted woman who becomes the savior and protector of a dozen ducklings. (Yes, you read that right. Ducklings.)
A green boy who lives in a river. Literally.
A woman forced to depend on a sharpshooter to keep both her and her beloved horses safe.
A botanist so good with plants that it’s beyond uncanny—it’s impossible.
A group of people about to be executed because they exist.
A detective looking for a lost boy in the corner of a round pond.
A woman who can speak to people through her dreams.
Those are just a few of Florence’s many wonderful characters.
They are nice people. Decent. The kind you’d like as friends. Normal as apple pie (or not) and living in the real world.
What happens to them when things go wrong is what makes Florence’s stories special.
Reality always starts out as real as today’s news. It may stay that way or it may be skewed until the world isn’t what you thought it was. Whichever is the case, Florence’s characters always seem to find themselves in the middle of situations ranging from the difficult all the way to the horrendous. But they act instead of running away and, in the process, they survive, thrive, overcome whatever obstacles large or small are thrown in front of them, maybe fall in love and live happily ever after.
And, yes, Florence’s stories always end happily.
Check out this small sampling of her work (stories from before the world went online aren’t included):
Florence was born in the city and has lived in the suburbs, small towns, the country, lakeshore and the wilderness, where she still lives.
At various times in her career she’s been a confession writer, a copywriter, a ghost writer and an editor. She writes short stories, novellas and novels. Her work has been categorized as romance, science-fiction, fantasy, mainstream and eco-fiction, to name a few genres that it fits beautifully into.
Feel free to poke about this site and learn more about her work and to read her blog posts, many of which are about the craft of writing fiction.