Daring to dream

Like many high school graduates, Penelope Kildare is confronted with planning for her future. Unlike most of her peers, Penelope has Down Syndrome. Sweet and stubborn, Penelope has grown up challenging stereotypes but when she applies for college, she finds opposition lies closer to home than she ever imagined. https://read.amazon.ca/kp/embed?asin=B09QZ9987H&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_VHKNDERV75HT6M7HGZY5

Letters in the Woods is a finalist in the Word Awards

Today is an exciting day for Letters in the Woods! The shortlist for the Word Awards was announced and Letters in the Woods, illustrated by Sara Thompson, was chosen as a finalist in the children’s fiction/non-fiction category. The Word Awards is a national award hosted by The Word Guild to recognize excellence in Christian writing.…… Continue reading Letters in the Woods is a finalist in the Word Awards

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!