Works in Progress

Middle Grade

The Dock Boy, ages 7-9  Finalist in the New Voices in Children’s Literature: Tassy Walden Awards Twelve year old Michael McGrady lost his mom to cancer, finds himself on Cape Cod for the summer where he meets a local kid named, Dock Boy, a foster kid, as they hunt for a pirate treasure and the true meaning of friendship. This is a complete manuscript at 37,056 words. Available upon request.

Young Adult Memoir

If I Had Wings, sixteen year old Simone Miller has just witnessed her mother’s attempted suicide before she’s sent to work at a sled dog kennel deep in the Rocky Mountains where the man she works for abuses dogs and she fears for her own physical and mental health. Journal entries and poetry are layered throughout text. This manuscript is a work in progress. Estimated date of completion: Spring 2019

Picture Books

What to Feed your Monsters, ages 4-7 Lucie Lewis creates some crazy culinary concoctions that she hopes her bedtime monsters will love, but it’s not until she creates the one bedtime snack that tames her own inner beast that she truly appeases her monsters’ appetites. This is a complete manuscript at 424 words. Available upon request.

Leonardo & The Secret Cave, ages 4-9 This story is based on a journal entry by Leonardo da Vinci himself who found a cave as a young boy where he realizes his curiosity is greater than his fears, it is fictionalized for readers 4-9. This  is a complete manuscript at 484 words. Available upon request.

Dun Raven of Adare, ages 4-9 A young raven from Adare, Ireland is lost in a storm until he listens to his heart and finds the loving words of his mother to find home. This book is a complete manuscript at 671 words. Available upon request.

Tea’ in the Garden with Miss O’Keeffe, ages 4-7 Six year old Tea’ sits with the great American painter, Miss Georgia O’Keeffe in her garden. They drink tea as Tea’ learns about the many rocks, artifacts and deer antlers she has collected, as well as the beautiful flowers that inspired her paintings. This book was inspired by the photographs my father took while visiting Miss O’Keeffe and the stories he shared with me of his time there. This manuscript is a work in progress. Estimated date of completion: early Spring 2019