On this site, you will find links to the books in my Victorian San Francisco Mystery series as well as essays I have written about the history of San Francisco. You can also find the books I write in the Paradisi Chronicles series under my pen name, Louisa Locke.

Maids of Misfortune, the first book in my Victorian San Francisco mystery series, and Between Mountain and Sea, the first book in my Caelestis trilogy within the Paradisi Chronicles series, are free as ebooks. All the books in both series are in ebook, print, and audiobook editions.

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Discover my book series below:


The Victorian San Francisco Mystery Series

Find romance and mystery in Victorian San Francisco…

Annie Fuller is a young widow who runs a boarding house while supplementing her income as the pretend clairvoyant, Madam Sibyl. Nate Dawson is an up-and-coming San Francisco lawyer, who finds Annie infuriating and irresistible.

Together, with the help of friends and family from the O’Farrell Street boarding house, they investigate crimes in the foggy, gas-lit world of late 19th century San Francisco.

Learn more about the Victorian San Francisco Mysteries here.

The Paradisi Chronicles Science Fiction Series

Travel through time, space, and another galaxy to discover the fate of humanity.

In the last decades of the twenty-first century, ten families seeking to escape an increasingly devastated Earth focus their power and wealth on constructing spaceships that will take them through a wormhole and bring them to the Paradisi System in the Andromeda Galaxy. There the ten Founding families will colonize the world they call New Eden, hoping to avoid the environmental and political disasters that were destroying Earth. But they discover that the world they claim for their own is already inhabited, and the native Ddaerans, although human in appearance, possess abilities that threaten the very survival of the Founders’ vision for the future.F

The Paradisi Chronicles is an open-source, multi-author science fiction series, in which I have written the four books in the Caelestis Series and the short story Aelwyd: Home about the Yu Family–one of the ten Founding Families. I have also co-written the novella, The Stars are Red Tonight, with my daughter, Rey Wright. This is the first book in the Canistro Series about the Kuttners, a second Founding Family. We are currently working on the sequel to this novella.

Learn more about my books in this series here.

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