My Books

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Has to be Love – September 2015

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Years ago, Clara survived a vicious bear attack. She’s used to getting sympathetic looks around town, but meeting strangers is a different story. Yet her dreams go far beyond Knik, Alaska, and now she’s got a secret that’s both thrilling and terrifying–an acceptance letter from Columbia University. But it turns out her scars aren’t as fixable as she hoped, and when her boyfriend begins to press for a forever commitment, she has second thoughts about New York. Then Rhodes, a student teacher in her English class, forces her to acknowledge her writing talent, and everything becomes even more confusing–especially with the feelings she’s starting to have about him. Now all Clara wants to do is hide from the tough choices she has to make. When her world comes crashing down around her, Clara has to confront her problems and find her way to her own decisions before she loses her chance at her dream school and the people she cares about most. To learn more about HAS TO BE LOVE go HERE

Stronger Than You Know – September 2014

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After police intervention, fifteen-year-old Joy has finally escaped the trailer where she once lived with her mother and survived years of confinement and abuse.

Now living with her aunt, uncle, and cousins in a comfortable house, she’s sure she’ll never belong. Wracked by panic attacks, afraid to talk to anyone at her new school, Joy’s got a whole list of reasons why she’s crazy.

Slowly Joy begins to find friends and grow closer to her new family. But just when hope takes hold, she learns she must testify in her mother’s trial. But while facing her biggest fear of her old life stealing her new one, Joy isn’t sure she has the strength to keep moving forward, and begins to wonder what’s on the other side of her past. For more about this story, GO HERE.

The Summer I Found You – March 2014

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Kate’s dream boyfriend has just broken up with her and she’s still reeling from her diagnosis of type 1 diabetes.

Aidan planned on being a lifer in the army and went to Afghanistan straight out of high school. Now he’s a disabled young veteran struggling to embrace his new life.

When Kate and Aidan find each other neither one wants to get attached. But one meeting after another brings them closer together. But for two people who aren’t what they used to be, is there even a chance they can find their way into a future with each other? For more about Kate and Aidan go HERE.

Out of Play, co-authored with Nyrae Dawn – August 2013

Out of Play

Rock star drummer Bishop Riley doesn’t have a drug problem. Celebrities-especially ones suffering from anxiety-just need a little help taking the edge off sometimes. After downing a few too many pills, Bishop wakes up in the hospital facing an intervention. If he wants to stay in the band, he’ll have to detox while under house arrest in Seldon, Alaska.

Hockey player Penny Jones can’t imagine a life outside of Seldon. Though she has tons of scholarship offers to all the best schools, the last thing she wants is to leave. Who’ll take care of her absentminded gramps? Not her mother, who can’t even be bothered to come home from work, let alone deal with their new tenants next door. Penny’s not interested in dealing with Bishop’s crappy attitude, and Bishop’s too busy sneaking pills to care. Until he starts hanging out with Gramps and begins to see what he’s been missing. If Bishop wants a chance with the fiery girl next door, he’ll have to admit he has a problem and kick it. Too bad addiction is hard to kick…and Bishop’s about to run out of time. For more about Penny and Bishop go HERE.

What A Kiss Is – June 2012

WHAT A KISS IS

“I’m not in New York.
I’m friends with a girl.
I’m living on a boat… with my dad…
At this point, I figure anything’s possible.”

When an assignment overseas gives Antony’s Mom the opportunity of a lifetime, she sees it as a chance for Antony to get to know his dad – a guy strange enough to live on a boat. Near dreary Seattle. Antony’s sure that the next few months will feel like a lifetime. He and his dad can’t even fill up a five minute conversation on his birthday call.

Then he meets Amber, the girl from five boats down, and his prospects perk up. But when it becomes very clear, very fast, that all she’s after is friendship, Antony wonders if he’ll survive the next three months.

He is absolutely. Completely. Totally. Displaced.

And then tragedy hits. A story about love, loss, and learning about the power of a kiss.

**What A Kiss Is was formerly published under the title of Spill Over**

Night, Sky – February 2012

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After losing Sarah, the friend he’s loved, to some other guy, Jameson meets Sky. Her Native American roots, fluid movements, and need for brutal honesty become addictive fast. This is good. Jameson needs distraction – his dad leaves for another woman, his mom’s walking around like a zombie, and Sarah’s new boyfriend can’t keep his hands off of her.

As he spends time with Sky and learns about her village, her totems, and her friends with drums – she’s way more than distraction. Jameson’s falling for her fast.

But Sky’s need for honesty somehow doesn’t extend to her life story – and Jameson just may need more than his new girl to keep him distracted from the disaster of his senior year.

**Originally published with Tribute Books**

 

COMING SOON:

Love Blind from Simon Pulse, Spring 2016 – For more information on this title, you can visit THIS PAGE.

A Forever Thing from AW Teen, Fall 2016 – Information coming soon.

6 thoughts on “My Books

  1. Samantha Marie Barr says:

    I just finished your book “THE SUMMER I FOUND YOU”. It was truely the best book i have read in a while cant wait to read more of your books.

  2. Grace says:

    I just finished stronger than you know, one of the best books I’ve read, it was so good I finished it in one day, now I’m sad I didn’t get to read more about joy’s life

  3. xxforevermexx says:

    Hi! I just wanted to tell you how much I loved both ‘Stronger Than You Know’ and ‘The Summer I Found You’. Thank you so much for writing these books- I love them. It’s so important to showcase characters with disabilities and struggles ranging from anxiety to diabities, and you’ve done a fantastic job at both. I can’t wait to read more from you!

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