My Published Work
My second novel - released in April 2017. In this sequel to Luvella's Promise, The Heartbeat of the Mountain shows an older Luvella. At 16, her gritty determination and her connection to Nature verge on the spiritual as she deals with conspiracy, racism, and forbidden romance.
Adult Writing Workshops
Senior Citizens' Workshops
My latest young adult novel ~
Prison Break ~
was released in October of 2017
Luvella thought making a promise and being dedicated to fulfilling it were enough. Is it really possible for an 11-year-old girl to open her own store? Her love for her family and for the mountain where she has grown up answer yes, anything is possible.
But with a theme of loss weaving through her life, Luvella discovers that the very people she loves innocently create the major setbacks to her success.
My first novel
Other Published Work
... and other adult and children's short fiction
I am an active member of SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators), SINC (Sisters in Crime), MOI (Murder on Ice--chapter of SINC), RACWI (Rochester Area Children's Writers and Illustrators) and CWG (Canandaigua Writers Group.)