Penelope: Chapter One

Free for readers of this website, the first chapter of my newest novel, Penelope. I hope you love reading about her as much as I enjoyed creating her story! Comment below and share! I’d love to hear what you think! CHAPTER 1 Penelope Kildare hung up her apron and marvelled again at how blessed she…… Continue reading Penelope: Chapter One

Investing in our stories

The same spirit that drives a writer to take a hybrid or indie approach to publishing can lead to the decision to take on every facet of publishing single-handedly. Writing, editing, formatting and cover design can be done independently depending on the writer’s abilities but there is an argument to be made for partnering with…… Continue reading Investing in our stories

Penelope, dream chaser

What do you do when the people closest to you don’t believe in your dreams? You pursue them anyway! Penelope loves flowers. When she posts about enrolling in a horticulture program, her first obstacle is the trolls who flood her website with cruel comments. But her heart is broken when she discovers that there are…… Continue reading Penelope, dream chaser

More alike than different

Penelope: A Companion Book to the Forged in Flames Series has arrived and I am excited to share this story because I feel this so deeply: we are more alike than different. We may not all have Down syndrome like Penelope but we all know how it feels to struggle to fit in, to be…… Continue reading More alike than different

Penelope has arrived!

Penelope: A Companion Novel to the Forged in Flames Series Penelope has been crushing stereotypes all her life. Born with Down syndrome, Penelope has always fought for the chance to prove herself. Now she has a new dream: to go to college. Convincing her family and boyfriend is her first hurdle. Facing the college admissions…… Continue reading Penelope has arrived!

Penelope’s Story

I wrote Penelope at a very dark time in my life with the hope of being lifted out of the sadness by a bright, compelling character. It worked. As Penelope came to life, I was able to see glimmers of days without despair. Now that the story is complete, I hope that it brings that…… Continue reading Penelope’s Story

Ready or Not!

Penelope is available for pre-order! Unexpected and inspirational, Penelope will have you cheering her on as she reaches for her dreams. “Penelope is heartwarming, humorous and inspiring.” ~Jennifer Kropf, author of The Winter Souls Series “Penelope will capture your heart from the get-go and open your eyes to a whole new world…” ~Sara Kennerley, author…… Continue reading Ready or Not!

Author copies available!

Author copies of Through the Fire are available! Comment below if you’d like me to set one aside for you! Through the Fire is a story of loss and temptation, love and betrayal, friendship and loyalty, hope and redemption. It is a young man’s struggle to find meaning, purpose and fulfillment all while trying to…… Continue reading Author copies available!