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.




Writing Workshops



Adult Writing Workshops

Senior Citizens' Workshops

School Visits

Book Signings


Writing 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

Katy's Answer
Angels on Earth: Close to Home
Maisie's Mansion
The Fisher
The Fifth Grade Mystery

... 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.)