Charlotte Williamson is a former Cobb County Sheriff’s Department deputy sheriff. "I
didn't start out to be a writer. It just sort of evolved," Charlotte Williamson notes.
She had always kept a journal and thought about maybe writing a novel one day, but work, life in general, plus raising
a family, always took precedent. Her college courses of accounting and computers led her to accept jobs in major corporations,
a position which she held for a number of years. At forty-two, she undertook the arduous task of training
for Deputy Sheriff.
“Graduating from the law enforcement academy
was a great achievement in my life. My job as Deputy sheriff was a wonderful, and sometimes, dangerous,
learning experience,” Charlotte Williamson said. Fascination with her job inspired
her to go back to college and study Criminal Justice, and would later provide the foundation for her first novel,
Switched. Retired now, and living with her husband in southwest Florida, she concentrates on traveling, boating,
camping, and, of course, writing. Her travels have taken her from Hawaii to Western Europe
and from Canada to Mexico. Her second novel, Say Aloha to Murder also features
Hopewell, Virginia police Detective James Hardrock.
According to the book
description of Switched, “Four murders committed in as many days in the small town of Hopewell,
Virginia, are turning Police Detective James Hardrock's nice, quiet, orderly world upside down. The victims, two males
and two females, have their clothes switched. The men are wearing the women's clothes; the women are wearing the men's
clothes. Before Hardrock can discover the identities of the victims and the bizarre reason for the switch in clothes, one
of Hardrock's lead detectives, Harry Ralston, disappears A background file check on his colleague only raises more questions.
And why has the F.B.I. suddenly become interested in the murders and the disappearance of Detective Ralston? Forced at gunpoint
to become a pawn in the killer's scheme of revenge is Janet Gordon, Hardrock's beautiful, widowed neighbor, and occasional
Saturday-night date. Although lately Hardrock has begun to think of her as more than just another dinner companion. As Hardrock
puts his own life on the line in a bold rescue attempt, he realizes that for the first time in his life, he's in love.
Drawn into a web of danger and deceit, Hardrock is convinced that the answers he needs to solve the case lie with his missing
detective. He has only to find Harry and catch a killer at the same time...before he and Janet become the killer's next
According to the book description of
Say Aloha to Murder, “The vacation to Hawaii was supposed to be a relaxing trip for Detective
James Hardrock and his fiancée, Janet Gordon. But at dinner on their first night, two bodies literally fall into their
laps. One is the prominent CEO of Wentworth Pharmaceuticals, the other, a scientist employed by Wentworth and married to a
public figure: a high-profile politician who is sponsoring a bill in Congress that would limit the amount drug companies could
charge for prescription medications. Although reluctant at first, Hardrock is finally persuaded by Honolulu Detective Jason
Chan to aid in the investigation that exposes the scandalous secrets of one pharmaceutical company and its research scientists.
In between interviewing suspects, Hardrock and Janet visit the beautiful scenery and attractions of Oahu. A mysterious accident
hospitalizes Detective Chan, and Hardrock is officially offered the case. His acceptance causes a rift between him and Janet,
and nearly costs Hardrock his life. Someone wants him dead and will stop at nothing to gain results. When a handsome stranger
enters Janet’s life, Hardrock is forced to re-examine his own feelings and desires concerning their relationship. During
his probe into the murders, Hardrock learns that Janet has secrets of her own that, when uncovered, will change both their