Works in Progress

 

Middle Grade

The Lost Treasure of Blackfish Creek, ages 7-9  Finalist in the Tassy Walden Awards New Voices for Children

Twelve year old Michael and his friend named, Dock Boy must find a lost pirate treasure before his uncle’s home is sold and gone forever. This is a complete manuscript at 37,056 words. Available upon request.

Young Adult

The Hidden, young adult memoir

Set in 1978, sixteen year old Simone is sent to work at a sled dog kennel deep in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado by her mother who suffers from mental illness where she realizes the man she works for is a psychopath, and her own mental health is in jeopardy. Journal entries and poetry are layered throughout text. This manuscript is a work in progress. Estimated date of completion: Spring 2018

Picture Books

Monster Toast, ages 4-7

Lucie has monsters in her room. Jack B. Persnickety is polite indeed, but has monstrously discerning taste. Horace C. Slither is from the sea and even turns up his nose at anchovies. Lucie works her creative culinary magic and comes up with some crazy concoctions that she hopes will appease her bedtime monsters, but it’s not until she creates the one bedtime snack that tames her own inner beast that she truly appeases her monster’s appetites. This is a complete manuscript at 422 words. Available upon request.

Leonardo & The Cave Beast, ages 4-7

A fictional picture book based on a true story about Leonardo da Vinci who found a cave as a young boy while hiking in the mountains. While this story is based on a journal entry by Leonardo himself, it is fictionalized for readers 4-7. This  is a complete manuscript at 484 words. Available upon request.

Dun Raven of Adare, ages 4-7

A young raven from Adare, Ireland tries to find his way home after he’s swept up into the sky by a storm. This book was inspired by a recent family trip to Ireland and is a complete manuscript at 593 words. Available upon request.

Tea’ in the Garden with Miss O’Keeffe, ages 4-7

Six year old Tea’ sits with the American painter, Miss Georgia O’Keeffe in her garden. They drink tea and Tea’ learns about her beautiful garden of rocks, deer antlers, flowers and the many things that she collected that inspired her paintings. This book was inspired by the photographs my father took of Miss O’Keeffe and the stories he shared when he spent time with her. This manuscript is a work in progress. Estimated date of completion: early Spring 2018