Stalking Continues in Simms Case

Evidence in the case of Sacramento psychotherapist Grace Simms indicates the 31-year-old-professional continues to be stalked, but life is doubly complicated for her following the shooting of policeman Garret Weston, who remains comatose in a downtown hospital.

The fictional Grace Simms, a bone-marrow donor and an up-and-coming Sacramento professional, serves as the lead character in The Grey Door, a Dänna Wilberg novel bow available from Pretty Road Press, the five-year-old small publisher in Folsom that published the Wilberg’s first book, The Red Chair.

The new title is volume two in the Grace Simms Trilogy, a romantic-suspense fictional series set in downtown Sacramento and the El Dorado County foothills. Author Dänna Wilberg is a resident of Cameron Park and says, “Sacramento and El Dorado counties are filled with fun places to eat and drink, and they provide interesting backdrops for all my characters.”

Wilberg places her protagonist behind the “grey door” of a downtown Sacramento Victorian, where her mentor and psychologist, Marcus R. Meltz, not only helps her cope with the shooting of Weston, but also her own post-traumatic stress, a condition she suffered when she was confronted by a relentless  stalker.

Along the way, Simms discovers others secrets about herself behind the “grey door.” Exiting the Victorian for daily life, the psychotherapist must deal with her mother’s bitterness, her father’s Alzheimer’s, a French waiter, and her old college crush.

Wilberg, who has been writing romantic suspense for more than 10 years, is a multi-award-winning, short-film maker who produces and hosts two television programs in Sacramento: Paranormal Connection and Story Connection. Her television work meshes nicely with writing, she says. “I meet a lot of interesting people who supply me with endless ideas for character development.”

The Grey Door features cover art by Sacramento area artist Jim Marxen.

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