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
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
In a world gone crazy, writers, more than ever, need reader support. Book launches, fairs and signings have all been cancelled leaving authors dependent on word of mouth advertising. Personal recommendations, reviews and posts have become an increasingly critical part of the success of a new book. It is now both more difficult and more … Continue reading Shine the light
“As he passed the signpost for the trails, he realized he couldn’t see the other boys anymore. Maybe they went home, he thought. He had a choice. Trails and adventure or go home the old boring way. The late evening sun shone low through the trees and lit up the woods with a peculiar green … Continue reading The call of adventure
For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holyand blameless in his sight. (Ephesians 1:4) A Spark of Faith Part One: Chosen
I am very excited and grateful to announce the arrival of book # 2 in the Forged in Flames series, A Spark of Faith! If you are in the Timmins area and would like your own copy I would love to hear from you. I look forward to hearing your comments and seeing your reviews! … Continue reading A Spark of Faith has arrived!
CHAPTER ONE Alex Smiley slammed the door and ran up the stairs to his room. His mother May turned from the dining table where she was folding laundry. Shocked, she looked at the stairs where her son had just disappeared. “Alex?” she called. She moved to the base of the stairs and tried again. “Alex? … Continue reading A Spark of Faith Sneak Peek: Chapter One
God’s handiwork, His masterpiece, chosen to do good. That is who we are.
A Spark of Faith releases today! Alex Smiley is 17, in Grade 12, and dreaming of dating, driving and finding his life’s purpose. Join Alex as he faces those challenges while living with Down syndrome. Get your copy at Amazon, Indigo and wherever books are sold!
"They were in fifth gear, flying down the hill now. Peter felt the back end of the Bug start to fishtail, and suddenly the car was sliding sideways at full speed towards the ditch..."Embers, pg. 78