Books – Author and/or Contributor – in order
Heart of Crystal series Books 1 – 3
Crystal was permanently scarred by her ex-boyfriend last semester. After a few months of attending a writers’ group she joined as a form of therapy, Mario, the group leader and a spoken word artist, asks her out. She is reluctant to start another intimate relationship, so things are further complicated when a second group member pursues her and causes her to question what she really knows about either man.
Secrets are exposed, tension mounts, and tempers flare as Crystal struggles to discover who she can trust. As the end-of-the-year performance gets closer, pressure builds as students prepare to compete for a win – for a career boost…and for Crystal’s heart.
February 2018 October 2019
Trust Me: originally published 02/2018; updated and re-released beginning 05/2019
Tried and Tested: October 2019
True to You: TBA
“My Most Valuable Possession” – a sweet, clean short story
757 Perspectives: Volume III – poetry anthology – Contributor
A collection of poems donated to benefit the Venue on 35th St
Reclaiming Celeste (Heart of Crystal: Bonus Book)
“Celeste is an emotional wreck. Trent is cheating on her, evicting her and their young child, and seems to grow more callous toward her with every interaction. She doesn’t understand why the man she loves now acts like he hates her. Is he sick, experiencing a midlife crisis, denying a mental illness, stressed out at work?
She’s determined to understand what happened to the man she married, but it’s draining Celeste in the process. When she gets her answers, will it be enough to save their marriage? More importantly, will she be able to save herself?”
The Family Gift – family-friendly novella
(also part of Christmas Cookies on Main Street novella anthology from Authors of Main Street)
– December 2019
Parker, her younger sister, and their grandmother are the model example of the bond between grandparent and grandchildren. They are three peas in a pod. Ethel has spent the last 16 years rearing and caring for her granddaughters to the point of giving all she had to make sure their needs were met. Likewise, Parker would move Heaven and Earth, if necessary, for her grandmother and sister.
When Ethel breaks her hip and is hospitalized, Parker attempts to fill her grandmother’s shoes as head of household. She quickly discovers that she still has lots to learn about life and must do so in a short time before their house is sold from underneath them due to nonpayments. Can Parker figure out a way to save their house, or will they lose their home at Christmas? How will their relationship and interactions change now that their once independent grandmother has become dependent upon them?
“Elise’s Pieces” – sweet short story
What Happens at the Beach – submitted to manager for anthology (approximately 8 authors contributing);
planning for March 2020
Poetry book & CD – collection organized