work in progress

Welcome to my “work in progress” page! I’m diligently working to get some of these books on the shelves of the bookstores. I hope that will happen soon! Until then, please enjoy these little snippets into my writing world. I know most are just my book titles right now, but I will add content just as quickly as I can get it produced. Please enjoy what’s here!

As you can see, I write in a variety of genres. I work on several projects at a time, so all of these books are in different stages. The books with links to pitch sheets are in the marketing stage; those that only have a one-liner or blurb are in one of the writing stages–development, revisions, or final edits.

Young Adult

Far from Home Book Logo

A rebel at all costs, Lauren Johnson’s carefree lifestyle comes to a chilling halt as she faces an unexpected decision that is sure to change her life forever.
*A sequel to Crystal Clear.

 

Logo for A World Apart BookOn a relentless pursuit, Anthony is determined to go to the ends of the earth to find his true love Adele, a woman who must hide her face from him no matter what the cost.

 

Picture Books

hamster logoVenture out with Hattie, a classroom hamster, who is always on the lookout for her next mission into a little innocent mischief. Read more

 

Ceri's Egg Logo imageWhen Ceri’s best friend Daran convinces her to leave the nest to play a game, she learns the value of responsibility as she places her unborn baby sister or brother in the direct path of danger.

*Ceri’s Egg is my first picture book, and it was illustrated by a very talented student of mine when he was in second grade.

 

Ocean's Passage Book LogoRelive a childhood memory with Ocean, a twelve-year-old boy who will stop at nothing to overcome his fear of heights.

Short Stories

 

Sidelined Book Title LogoWhen an unexpected injury befalls young Jacob, he’s must choose between stepping up to help his team and losing his most valuable accomplishment forever.

 

The Gift Book LogoIn a search for his most prized possession, Santa discovers an invaluable secret as he races against time to save the holiday.

 

Board Books

Logo for Little Kids Love Book Series

Little Kids Love – With an emphasis on love and compassion, these board books are a thoughtful, concise recount of the common activities adored by young boys and girls. Read more

 

Nonfiction/Poetry

Are you a classroom teacher? Here are a couple of pieces I have written that you may find useful and/or entertaining.

Literacy Counts: Maximizing Your Time in an Elementary Classroom–An essay of strategies to aid elementary teachers in maximizing the precious minutes they have with their students.

The Classroom: What Every Beginning Elementary Teacher Should Know–A memoir of my first year of teaching. This is the first book I ever completed; it contains a list of ‘lessons’ for first year teachers that aren’t taught in college. That year was quite the learning experience for me!

The Classroom–A comical recount in poetic form of a typical day to which any classroom teacher in an elementary school can relate.