Works in Progress

 

Middle Grade

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

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

Young Adult

If I Had Wings

Set in 1978, sixteen year old Simone is sent to work at a sled dog kennel deep in the Rocky Mountains where she learns the man she works for abuses the dogs and realizes her own mental health is in danger. Journal entries and poetry are layered throughout text. This manuscript is a work in progress. Estimated date of completion: Spring 2018

Picture Books

What to Feed your Monsters, ages 4-7

Lucie 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 424 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. This 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 great American painter, Miss Georgia O’Keeffe in her garden. They drink tea as Tea’ learns about the many rocks and deer antlers she 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 2018