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Which of your work has been published so far? Would you like to share a synopsis of your work?
“Someone Always Loved You” (Self-published 2003)
His first day on the job, ambulance driver Jay has a horrible accident. The victim of the crash is thrown into a coma and Jay keeps vigil by her side. As their lives, past and present intertwine; a story of love through time unfolds. An intricate drama including adoption, love, suspense, and plenty of questions, Someone Always Loved You is a novel that keeps the mind churning and the soul alive.
“Beyond the Bars” (Self-published 2011)
Beyond the Bars is a tense story carried out with the classic ‘Rashomon effect’, in which multiple-viewpoint characters go through similar events, each with a different experience.
A homegrown terrorist rallies several terrorist organizations and convinces them to carry out a meticulous plan. The goal is to rid the country of so-called evil by targeting specific people by location. Using the latest in powerful, military-grade explosives, they set off coordinated blasts at three of the nation’s crowded bus terminals. Hundreds are killed. Fear sweeps the nation. Through five lead characters we see how their lives are disrupted by the terror campaign. Their worlds merge and intersect because of this frightening experience.
“God in the Kitchen” (Blue Ribbon Books 2013)
Jared Jones, a popular radio announcer, loses his father to a sudden heart condition and finds himself grieving and alone. When the grief hits him full force one night as he stands alone in his kitchen, a man by the name of Evan who claims to have “spiritual authority” appears to him.
Evan helps Jared decide that what he really needs in his life is a family of his own. Shortly after his encounter with “the spiritual authority,” Jared meets two women.
Chloe is a single mom with an amazing child, Ian, who has a heart defect of his own. Ian needs surgery and Jared feels the urge to help.
Abigail is a fiery writer whose first book has gained national recognition. Jared is torn between the two women, but knows he has to choose.
After fumbling through his relationships and making as many mistakes as possible, Jared finally realizes that he cannot make such decisions on his own so he asks God to help him turn things around.
“Taxi Delivery” (Blue Ribbon Books 2013)
Jed Leida enjoys his job as a taxi driver as he pays his way through law school. He picks up a lot of interesting people and drives them to locations all over New York. But when pregnant Sadie Walker jumps into his cab one morning, he instantly feels a connection with her as he looks into her eyes through the rear view mirror.
After a few moments of their drive, however, Sadie goes into labor and has her baby right there in the back of his cab. When Sadie is carted off to the hospital without Jed ever catching her name, he figures that is the end of their story, but he simply can’t let go.
Once they re-connect, their feelings begin to grow but then, the baby’s father enters the picture. Can they overcome past secrets and find the love that God meant for them to have with one another?
“Wrong Place, Right Time” (The Writer’s Coffee Shop 2014)
As the bumbling town TV traffic reporter, Kate Covington is a constant source of entertainment, but Kate sticks with her dead end job because of her love for news anchor Brian Schaffer. When Brian spontaneously runs off to marry his high school sweetheart, Kate panics and quickly follows. She finds herself in a Las Vegas wedding chapel, desperate to tell her best friend how she feels before he makes a huge mistake and marries the wrong person. The mistake, however, is all Kate’s.
As the scorned bride runs back down the short aisle, Kate quickly realizes she just interrupted the wrong wedding. The would-be groom, Chad Leida, explains the predicament Kate has caused him…he needs to marry before turning 30 in order to inherit his family fortune…and he no longer has a bride.
When Chad asks Kate to marry him and promises her a million dollars for a year of her time, Kate isn’t sure what to do. She has a great deal of debt to her name due to caring for her ailing grandmother, but she also doesn’t want to let go of the idea of love and marriage going together.
Kate’s impulsive decision changes her entire lifestyle…and her ideas about love. From Las Vegas to San Francisco and even to the Midwestern city of Omaha, Kate learns that even when she turns up in the Wrong Place, sometimes it is at just the Right Time.
What are your forthcoming writings?
“Accept this Dandelion” (to be released Feb 4, 2015 by Prism Book Group)
Renee Lockhart has her eye on a lofty goal…to fill the open position of morning radio show host at the radio station where she works. When her co-workers sign her up for a local TV version of “the Bachelor,” Renee goes along with it in order to raise her public profile. Ben McConnell, the most eligible bachelor in town, insists that Renee be placed on the show, despite her bumbling audition. Ben gets much more than he expected in Renee. He gets a girl who doesn’t bow to his every whim…and a girl who opens his eyes to true, unexpected love. When nothing goes right on the local program called "Accept this Dandelion"...hilarity ensues. Imagine your worst possible dates happening...on TV!
“Mamarazzi” (to be released in August 2015 by Prism Book Group)
Danica Bennett isn't sure what she hates more...her job or the fact that she's good at it. As one of the many Hollywood paparazzi, she lives her life incognito and sneaks around trying to get the best shot of the latest star. When she is mistaken for an extra on a new, up and coming TV show, her own star rises and she becomes the one being photographed. Add that to the fact that she's falling for her co-star, Eliot Lane, and Danica is in a whole heap of trouble.
“Baby Sheep Gets a Haircut” (To be released in February 2016 by Wee Creek Press)
Baby Sheep has too much hair and stumbles around the farm. When the farmer gives him a much needed haircut, a new trouble plagues him. He can’t find his mommy because he’s never seen her before around all of his hair!