On February 2, 2018, I had the honor of spending the day with the students of Christ's Church Academy at their Author Extravaganza day. I visited with the 5th graders and participated in an author panel, along with Jane R. Wood, Renee Garrison and Evelyne Holingue, where we talked about writing, research and finding ideas for stories with the 6th, 7th and 8th graders. It was so much fun discussing books with, and getting to know the students of, CCA. Thank you for inviting me to be a part of your 2018 Author Extravaganza!
The Florida Authors and Publishers Association has announced their 2017 Medalists for Fiction: Young Adult Paranormal/Sci-Fi/Fantasy -- and Inland has been chosen! I'm excited and honored to have my book chosen as a medalist in this category.
I am very excited to announce that the first book in my new series is now available -- The Elixir Vitae Adventures: ORTUS.
This is Book One of a new middle-grade adventure series involving mysteries, riddles, travel, family secrets...and a bit of magic. It is available in paperback and ebook from Amazon.
Pick up a copy today. I hope you enjoy it -- and I wish you many happy adventures!
I am thrilled and honored that my short story, The Bench at the End of the Dock, was selected by Jacksonville Magazine as the winner of their 2016 Fiction Writing Contest. Go buy a copy of their October 2016 issue! It’s on newsstands now. (This issue was a bit delayed making it to the shops – no thanks to Hurricane Matthew, I’m sure.) You’ll find my short story on page 90.
I confess that I almost didn’t enter the contest. With only a few weeks until the deadline, I decided to write this story and submit it. It was an exhausting and emotional exercise to get this story out of my head and onto the page, but I’m very pleased with the result. Jacksonville Magazine did a lovely job with the layout, and it is so exciting to see my name in print as the story’s author. I enjoyed getting to know the characters in this story, and I think they will stay with me for a long time. I’m really pleased that JAX Mag readers get a chance to meet Guy Babbitt and Annaleigh, too, and learn just a small part of their sweet story.
Thank you, Jacksonville Magazine, for choosing my short story. It is a wonderful honor.
Winner! 2016 Jacksonville Magazine Fiction Writing Contest
My short story, The Bench at the End of the Dock, is the winning entry in the 2016 Jacksonville Magazine Fiction Writing Contest. It is featured in the October 2016 issue of Jacksonville Magazine. You can read it here!