Detective Dex Stafford and Holly Seabright’s Sierra Mountain Village

The Roads

Sierra Mountain Village is loosely modeled on the village where I live in the Kern County Mountains in Central California. Payback is the first novel in this series, The Most Dangerous, the second. I’m at work on the third.

The road out with snowThe road leaving the village. One road in, one road out. Think earthquakes and fire.





Snow on twisty mountain roads. Imagine Holly directing traffic at this pile up.


The road into Sierra Mountain Village

The road into Sierra Mountain Village, Lovely on a Summer Day


Bear scat. Think The Most Dangerous Species. No, it’s not bears.

The Bears

bear-signbear-scatBear Scat






The Lake

Really it’s just a pond, created by  a long ago earthquake