A self-styled "Native Floridian by Marriage", Lois Crockett was born in New York City and crossed the Hudson River in her baby carriage to grow up in suburban Northern New Jersey. A Jersey Girl with a tropical twist, she is living happily ever after with her husband, John, a musician and their calico cat Weeble in South Florida.
Crockett's varied career has included bartending, a broadcasting career as a radio DJ, newscaster and Chief Engineer as well as positions in the private sector.
Now retired, she enjoys writing full time and crafting stories to entertain and delight. Tough Luck Lane was Crockett's debut novel with Love on the Beach and Straight, with No Chaser Tough Luck Lounge stories following. She is currently working on The Indigo Hour, second in the Tough Luck series, and a collection of Tough Luck Lounge stories for future publication.
Stacey Jennifer Longacre is a bartender who leaves her hard-bit existence in Okeechobee, Florida. She’s likeable, but with a touch of sand.
Landing in a quirky Key West-style compound in south Florida, she and her new-found crew head off a ring of dangerous bed guys who keep her off-balance while perpetrating their deadly game.
Stacey is no stranger to danger yet she always strives to do the next right thing in spite of her "tough luck" attitude. An “ordinary” woman thrown into extraordinary circumstances, she’s someone with whom you will relate to and cheer on.
Come on over to Tough Luck Lounge and relax in a tropical tiki bar.
Straight, with No Chaser features bartender and drunk-wrangler extraordinaire Stacey Jennifer Longacre. She decided she will not be enjoying a traditional Christmas. In fact, if she has anything at all to say about it, it will be just another day in South Florida. Until she runs into Nicholas Densmore, International Man of Mystery and Danger. He hits her beloved '87 white T-Bird, the Mir, with his (rented) Ferrari and she won't let him out of her sight until things are put to rights. However, someone else has them in their sights and it's up to Stacey to help Densmore to safety and win the day.
What happens when a cute sensitive artistic type meets a handsome athletic lifeguard on the beach in the spring? If bartender Stacey Jennifer Longacre has anything to do with it, they may just find love on the beach. But he's college bound and she's off to Sorbonne in Paris, France to study her art. Will their joie de l'amour continue after the summer has passed?