A mermaid saga of discovery and transformation. A twisted plot. A profusion of secrets. A love story.
Beetle in hand. Descriptions from reviews: BEETLE BOY (2014) is skillfully woven, riveting, powerful, angst-ridden, potent, chilling & relentlessly honest.
Accepting Finalist Honor for Beetle Boy at Society of Midland Authors Awards Dinner 2015
BEETLE BOY HAS BEEN NAMED A 2015 BEST CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE BANKS STREET COLLEGE CHILDREN'S LITERATURE COMMITTEE IN THE AGE 14 AND UP CATEGORY.
BEETLE BOY IS CURRENTLY A FINALIST FOR INDIEFAB 2015 BOOK OF THE YEAR.
A glowing review from the city of my birth.
Read the First Chapter of Beetle Boy
Illustration from FOUR SECRETS
SOMETHING AWFUL IS HAPPENING TO ME, Seeds for a Novel About Bullying
My guest column for ALAN Review, discussing FOUR SECRETS and other notable works about bullying for children and adults about bullying.
Silk Moths symbolize creativity, regeneration and dream life.
I grew up in a very large family in St. Joseph Michigan. I am holding my baby sister Mary in this family portrait. Two more children were born into my family before I left home at seventeen.