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Recent Publications:

My short story, “Prairie Wind,” is available online here.

My essay, “Growing,” appears in the award-winning anthology Gifts: Mothers Reflect on How Children with Down Syndrome Enrich Their Lives.

And evidence of my obsessive-compulsive tendencies are on display in To-Do List: From Buying Milk to Finding a Soul Mate, What Our Lists Reveal About Us.


Fiction:

Works in Progress:

Blue Screen of Death

BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH is a classical Agatha Christie story brought into the digital age.  The novel dips in and out of a virtual gaming world called Poirot, where some of the mysteries are virtual and some are quite real.

Distracted new mom Clara McGregor races around town hiding clues for her annual scavenger hunt. But Clara's friend, Tuxy, is the victim of nasty threats, pranks, and then a terrible fall. The police think Tuxy - secretive designer of Poirot - is suicidal.  Clara knows better. She puts all games on hold to figure out who's trying to kill her friend before they succeed . . . or kill someone else.

The Really Good Guy 

Everyone knows Mark James is the best kind of friend to have. He stops to change people's tires, volunteers on weekends, and would never, ever hurt anyone. Until he does. When Mark does something unforgivable, he has to deal with the consequences.  Worse, he has to learn to see himself as the type of guy who would do such an awful thing.

Wyoming the Witch

It sucks to move cross country the year before middle school.  Ten-year-old Wyoming tries to fit in at her new school.  But the Nature Club she joins isn't really a nature club and there's something weird going on with her grandma. And with her brother. And with the way she can kinda sorta see inside people.  But she's trying not to think about that. 

On the Back Burner:

Common Hymns Mystery Series

Memoir:

On the Back Burner:

Grow with Me
"I was scared of the baby growing inside me."  This is the story of a young couple's first pregnancy, which did not go as they'd hoped, and the months that followed.