Rainy Kirkland, the author of Falcon’s Curse, Bewitching Kisses, and Silver Flames, has made a name for herself with readers of historical fiction and romance. Originally from Maryland, she graduated from the University of Maryland and then spent two years in the Peace Corps. Assigned to Jamaica, which was once a haven for pirates, Rainy developed a fascination with the island culture and an interest in the concept of witchcraft and voodoo, all of which played a part in the development of Falcon’s Curse.
Rainy’s fascination with the occult continued to grow and after extensive research into the Salem Witch Trials, the seed for Bewitching Kisses was sown. Nominated for Romantic Times’ Best Historical Romance Colonial Setting, Bewitching Kisses went on to win a Romantic Times K.I.S.S. Award.
The setting for Bewitching Kisses moved from Salem, Massachusetts to Colonial Williamsburg, which was then called Middle Plantation. There the characters of Silversmith, Christopher Carlson and Innkeeper, Abigail Barclay, came to life in a second powerful romance – Silver Flames. This book earned Rainy the honor of being a National Readers’ Choice Award Winner.
Rainy retired from teaching in New Jersey and moved to Florida where she also became an award winning scrapbooker and rubber stamp card designer. She has now returned to writing full time and is very excited about the e-publication of her first modern day mystery series – Florida Heat.
Florida heat is murder - and in FLORIDA HEAT the bodies are stacking up at an alarming rate. From the moment Probation Officer Jo Cazimer witnesses a murder, her life is in jeopardy. Working with her best friend Detective Kate Snow they struggle to identify the killer. But in Florida the snakes slither, the gators are hungry and a serial killer is on the loose.