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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.

Now available from The Wild Rose Press.

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Mall Girl Meets the Shadow Vandal

A middle-grade novel


Dorothy's house may have landed in Oz, but Chloe Lamont's is someplace just as weird: smack-dab in the middle of the Oasis Mall. Chloe hates living at the mall—and things only get worse when somebody starts vandalizing stores, using materials from the Lamonts' house. What is going on? Who is trying to frame Chloe—and how are they getting into the house?

Under increasing suspicion by the police, Chloe seeks help from the kids in her Mystery Reading Group at school. While searching for clues to catch the real vandal, the Mystery Groupers make an astounding discovery. And that's when things get really crazy...

The Nasal Psychic

A middle-grade novel


Big-nosed, tuba-playing Jeremy Farklesworth used to lead a perfectly ordinary life—until his voice changed. Now he's smelling things no one else can smell, like dog poop, cigarette smoke, and sweaty gym socks. Three days after he smells funeral flowers, old Mrs. Munzer from down the street dies. Jeremy is stunned to realize the truth: his nose is psychic!

Jeremy's nose quickly develops a knack for getting him into trouble, at home, at school, and even with the police. And when he tries his hand at solving crimes, his nose is only too happy to help—by leading him straight into danger.

Will Jeremy ever tame his wacky, unpredictable, exasperating nose? Will he learn the truth behind his strange ability? Will he live to see thirteen? Not even the Nasal Psychic can say for sure!


A middle-grade novel


When the mildly dysfunctional Buxford family takes a working vacation to fix up Great Aunt Dot's run-down mansion, the last thing twelve-year-old Brandy expects is a summer filled with adventure and intrigue. But that's just what she gets as she unravels a cold-case mystery with the begrudging assistance of ornery old Aunt Dot.

What happened to the Buxford diamonds, which vanished when Aunt Dot was just a girl? Were they lost to theft like everybody thinks, or could they still be within reach, maybe hidden somewhere in the rambling mansion? Aunt Dot knows what happened, but the memory is locked away in a musty corner of her mind. While searching for the truth, Brandy stumbles onto a wondrous place that just might hold the key to solving the mystery. But something terrible happened there long ago, and when history decides to repeat itself, Brandy finds herself facing horrors that threaten her very life.