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

Because I remember

Some people are surprised to learn that I write teen and young adult fiction since I am decades removed from my teenage years. The answer is because I remember. I remember what it was like to be a country kid in a school full of town kids, not having the right clothes, not knowing what…… Continue reading Because I remember

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!

WIP: a sneak peek at my work in progress

My current work in progress is a companion novel to the Forged in Flames series. Within its pages, readers will discover an original short story. Keep reading for a sneak peek of Nethervale: The Land Between. A very long time ago, there existed a land nestled between two large countries. It was called Nethervale, the…… Continue reading WIP: a sneak peek at my work in progress

Celebrating difference

My characters have taught me a lot. When I first started Embers, a character I hadn’t planned on showed up on the page. Alex was 15, a star basketball player at his high school and a favourite target of the school’s bullying trio. He also had Down syndrome. As I wrote my story, it was…… Continue reading Celebrating difference

A Series of Stand Alone Novels

Does it drive you nuts when you pick up a new book only to discover it is part of a series and you need to go back and read the books that came before to understand it? Me too! That is why, as an author, I made the choice that each book in the Forged…… Continue reading A Series of Stand Alone Novels