Hello and welcome to my site. I am the author of two books for young readers, each of which will be available in 2019. 

You can read my blog, learn about me, my books and other publications, or just reach out and say "howdy." (This is my favorite part.)

So, settle in and wander around, and if you get lost, be sure to enjoy every minute. Thanks for visiting. 

LATEST NEWS
"Camper Girl" accepted for publication by Fitzroy Books, an imprint of Regal House Publishing. 
"Reds' First Snow" picture book accepted for publication by Corncrib Publishing.
 
"What Can it Become?" wins first place in the 2017 SCBWI Florida Rising Kite awards.
"Weightless" short story nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
"Anchors" short story accepted by Sediments Literary Journal.

CAMPER GIRL

A YOUNG ADULT NOVEL ABOUT GETTING LOST,

COMING SOON FROM FITZROY BOOKS

 

 

When her beloved aunt dies, SHANNON BURKE is left with a cryptic letter, a hand-drawn map, and a beat-up camper van. Then she loses her job, her boyfriend, and any hope that her life will turn out the way she planned.

Her aunt's notes lead homebody Shannon deep into New York's Adirondack wilderness where she scales mountains, discovers hidden waterfalls, digs for buried treasure, adopts a moose, and most importantly, gets lost. In the end, she discovers the mystery behind her aunt's final gift and learns that a person’s path through life is never clearly marked.

In time, free from the phone’s glare, her eyes adjust. The sky above is a soft, inky blanket with tiny points of light poking through. Along one edge, the Milky Way comes into focus and forms a deep, beautiful scar, filled with color and possibility.

- from "Camper Girl"

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