My Books


Sex, drugs, rock 'n' roll, and a bomb!

Can Annie rescue her uncle, stop the bomb, and get Wes out of her life? Or does she want Wes out of her life?

Comic romantic suspense! 

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Can Kiva reunite with her daughter, quit being quite such a screw-up, and possibly find true love while pursued by assorted bad guys?

A comic page-turner about family, love, and fleeing the law!

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Emma is sometimes a burglar, sometimes a psychology student, often a bumbling fool, and now caught in the world of dangerous thugs.

Comic romantic suspense in a novella!

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A powerful and honest YA novel about a boy struggling to know himself in an award-winning yet deeply flawed school system.

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More novels for the young-and young at heart

I've written picture books too.

About Me

I'm the author of several award-winning books for the young—and young at heart—published the traditional way. But as the publishing business has changed, I’ve changed too. And I guess I've finally grown up. Now I’m writing comic romantic thrillers for adults, or some such combination of genres. I hope you enjoy them!

I've lived most of my adult life somewhere much like where Kiva decides to start her new life, in the pine forest surrounded by wheat fields. Emma's parents' home is near where I live too. There I've built and remodeled houses, helped plant more than a million trees, and raised two sons, one of whom is Ghostwriter, "the original punk-folk troubadour."

I've piled a lot of brush, some of it for the Forest Service the way Amy does. I've let my husband make the sled runs with the tractor in the snow, but I've sledded down them. And for a few wild years I sang in a rock ‘n’ roll band called, prophetically, Lost from the Start. I’ve spent quite a bit of time in high schools too, as a student, of course, but for a few years as an idealistic and frustrated  teacher—and as a bewildered parent.

I've also been writing stories ever since I could write.  

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