The Books

3rd-place winner in National Excellence in Story Telling Contest (YA Category), sponsored by Central Region Oklahoma Writers.
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The Haunted Purse

A young adult novel

 

An old purse, a captivating mystery, a teen’s dangerous quest for the truth…

That old denim purse Libby Dawson bought at the thrift store isn't your run-of-the-mill teenage tote. It’s a bag of secrets, imbued with supernatural powers. Strange items keep turning up inside, clues to a decades-old mystery only Libby can solve.

Filled with apprehension and yet intrigued by the mounting pile of evidence, Libby digs for the truth. And eventually finds it. But the story of the purse is darker than she imagined—and its next horrific chapter is going to be all about her.

"A lively, jaunty mystery with a terrific cast of characters." - Kirkus Reviews
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Mall Girl Meets the Shadow Vandal

An upper-middle-grade novel

 

Chloe Lamont doesn't live in a neighborhood, like most kids. Her house is in the middle of the mall. And now someone is stealing items from her house and using them to vandalize stores. Who is trying to frame her? And how are they getting into the house? 

Desperate to catch the real vandal and clear her name, Chloe seeks help from the kids in her Mystery Reading Group at school. While searching for clues, the Mystery Groupers make an astounding discovery. And then things get really crazy…

Coming from The Wild Rose Press in late 2021:
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Snowdrop Dreams, Cherry Thumbprint Screams

An adult romantic suspense novella

 

When Annie Barkley discovers a boy living in the attic of her cookie shop, she's stunned—and oddly elated. She can almost believe the universe is giving her back the infant son she lost eleven years ago.

Annie senses that something bad happened to the boy, but he won't talk. All she knows is that he's terrified of being found. When her long-ago crush, police captain Sam Stern, stops by to inquire about a missing boy, Annie says she hasn't seen him.

 

Big mistake. Because that lie might cost her more than a romance with Sam. It also leaves her vulnerable to a ruthless pursuer, one who's determined to silence the boy for good.