Welcome to a special weekend edition of Miss Demeanors. I am bursting at the seams to announce the arrival of Oh Danny Girl, more than fifteen years after it was written. And rewritten. I tried relegating the manuscript to my bottom desk drawer, but the whining was becoming deafening. Here’s a sample:  

Nora: Sooner or later, you’re going to have to let us out of here.

Danny: We deserve a chance, Michele.

Michele: You had a chance. You were shopped in an earlier edition by the first agent I had years ago.

Nora: Come on. You know we were pitched in the wrong genre. That smarter agent, Ms. Crank, told you so.

Danny: Right. Besides, aren’t you the one whose creed is, “Let the reader decide”?

Michele: Who told you that?

Nora: Sabrina Salter.

Michele: You’ve been talking to Sabrina?

Oh Danny Girl really has been in the works for more than fifteen years. As with most books, there is a story about the story. ODG, as I’ve come to call it, was the book I wrote when I finally dared to call myself a writer, to admit how much I loved writing, and began to believe in myself.

The Sabrina Salters series was published after Oh Danny Girl was a finalist in several highly competitive writing contests. But the story of the daughter/mother legal team of Danny and Nora O’Brien has remained close to my heart and is one I still want to share. It’s as much of a love story about family and broken hearts as it is a murder mystery.

So here we go! Get ready for a rollercoaster ride with


Attorney Danny O’Brien thought her biggest problem was that her middle-aged widowed mother went to law school and insisted on joining Danny’s law practice.

Until Danny heads to court for an uncontested divorce trial and a gun is found in her briefcase.

Until the gun is linked to a murder trial in which her hotshot criminal lawyer husband represents an alleged cop killer.

Until her husband is found dead, naked with a woman in a hotel room in Boston.

Life can only get better.

Until Danny unearths her husband’s clever secret life and starts to question how he can be stalking her if he’s dead.

Oh Danny Girl, set in the most Irish of all towns in America, is available on March 8th just in time for your St. Patrick’s Day reading on Amazon.com

Danny and Nora are free at last.

C. Michele Dorsey is the author of Oh Danny Girl and the Sabrina Salter series, including No Virgin Island, Permanent Sunset, and Tropical Depression. Michele is a lawyer, mediator, former adjunct law professor and nurse, who didn’t know she could be a writer when she grew up. Now that she does, Michele writes constantly, whether on St John, outer Cape Cod, or anywhere within a mile of the ocean.  


  1. This sounds wonderful, Michele. I’m going to order it immediately. I know about not being able to let go of characters and a story you love since my first NYPD Detective Chiara Corelli book was thirteen years old when it was published.
    Good luck with it.

  2. Sounds wonderful! How persistent we writers are. I have ordered a copy and can’t wait to read it. Hope you’ll sign it when next we meet.

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