Why does Carol write pulp-fiction boxing mysteries?

Because … I ain’t never backed down from no dare, that’s why. The co-creator, Paul Bishop,  the big cheese behind the Fight Card Series—a bunch ‘a boxing novellas written in the style of the old pulps, asked my husband to write a story for his group, but not me. He gave me the bum’s rush. I told my husband, “Ain’t that a bite? How could Paul not ask me to write about sports?”

My husband, raised with four dames, hates sports, and was looking for a way out without rattlin’ Paul’s cage. I flip my wig over sports having been raised with four tough-mugs, and didn’t get asked.

So without tippin’ my mit, I dared to show them, and wrote a few chapters–all silk so far.  Those chapters must’ve been okay ’cause Paul gave me the thumbs up. In fact, he was flummoxed that a gal like me would get the jest of the genre. But he ain’t one to welsh on a deal, so I wrote “Fight Card Romance: Ladies Night” for him.
I was in Fat City. I’ll be darned if writing pulp-fiction romance from the 40s and 50s became my passion of the present.

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Fight Card Romance: Ladies Night Gets a NEW Make Over; Stay tuned for the announcement of the new cover!

Yep, I can’t believe that’s it’s been five years since I launched my contribution to the Fight Card series of books written in the old pulp-fiction style.

I’ve given Ladies Night a much-needed make over from the size of the book to the interior. I’ve given the story a close look-see and played hatched man on some first-published author’s issues. What’s left is a clean, lean, and mean—the best version of Ladies Night.

Fight Card Romance: Ladies Night is set to re-launch on October 15, 2018. Be one of the first to get your new copy of my 4- and 5- Star Rated book, and jump in the ring with a winner.

Jimmy and Lindy Doherty are thrilled to tell their story of love, boxing, and murder set in the hoppin’ ’50s…


Los Angeles, 1954 … Gangsters, crime, boxing—and romance …

Jimmy Doherty, hard-luck orphan from the south side of Chicago, was mentored in the Sweet Science by Father Tim Brophy, the Battling Priest of St. Vincent’s Asylum for Boys. Jimmy’s fists were good enough to take him to LA where he’s rising up the local fight-cards. He plans to be a contender and even bigger plans for Lindy—his trainer’s only daughter, who’s sweeter than apple pie and harder to resist.

When Lindy is arrested for killing a boxer, Jimmy is forced to join forces with the arresting detective—who would like to do much more with Lindy than put her in handcuffs—in a desperate search for the real killer.

Love can be murder—in the ring and out…


On October 15, you’ll be able to grab your copy and see if Jimmy and Lindy can fight their way out from behind the eight ball and not end up face-first on the canvas.