I have had a love of sci-fi since I was a kid... watching Star Trek with my father. I am such a junky for action packed sci-fi movies to this day... thanks Dad! That love started to include the supernatural/paranormal as I reached my teens. I will always thank Anne Rice and Lestat for introducing me to a whole new genre... and my love vampire fiction was born. When I began writing, I didn't consider the YA paranormal genre. I started two previous projects that I couldn't finish, and I never knew why. But, when I started to write - A Chance for Charity (The Immortal Ones) - the story poured out of me and I loved every minute of the writing process! I still have those other stories, and someday I plan to go back and finish them.
I am a crafter by nature! This probably also explains my love of writing - it is in the creative family. I scrapbook, sew, bead, etc... I love to create. I have a room in my home dedicated to crafts. Paper, ribbons, stickers, die-cuts, there is whole mess of supplies! At one time I was in the handcrafted wedding/party invitation business. You should see my kiddos' birthday invitations!
My other love is baking, although I don't do a ton of it. Because if I bake it, then I want to eat it! Cookie creation is a fun process. I like to see how many yummy ingredients I can cram into a recipe. So far, my favorite cookie is an oatmeal, coconut, chocolate chip, toffee bit cookie - YUM! I will totally email you that recipe :D
On top of writer, part time teacher, crafter, baker... I am wife and mother - the latter being the best job in the world!
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Crush (a Lush novel)
During Bluebell's Lush Ambassador tour, Three was attacked. The Council imposed a mandatory curfew, suspended nonessential travel, and ordered her back home to One. Before leaving for home she receives a cryptic message telling her, "Make your father remember. It's the only way." Will Bluebell be able to find the truth before someone discovers she knows more about Concord than any Citizen should?
Hush (a Lush novel)
Bluebell’s Citizen Brand is like no other & she's turned into a public figure: a perfect example of a Concord Citizen, a goal for the next generation. She tries to embrace her fate, but the more she learns about Concord & The Council, the less she trusts in everything she’s been told her whole life. When she suspects someone has tampered with her memories she knows she must discover the truth.
Lush (a YA Dystopian novel)
Bluebell has spent the last twelve years of her life at Training Tech, the government-run boarding school all children are required to attend. Now she's 17, and fully prepared for Incorporation; a time when females & males are allowed to mingle again, for the first time since they were toddlers. It is also the day she must endure Citizen Branding - the mandatory searing of a mark into her flesh.
The Eve of Destruction (The Immortal Ones - Book Four)
Cryptic letter in hand and worried about her missing mother, Eve turns to Charity for help - a call which brings the group of old and trusted friends together once again, to embark on a journey across the globe in search of Genevieve. To get through the day, Charity has to put one foot in front of the other and fight for what she wants. A peaceful life? Well, that is probably the stuff of dreams.
Our Summer of Discontent (The Immortal Ones - Book Three)
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Summer. A time for travel, relaxation, and above all - fun. But for Charity, her family, and her friends, this summer holds more in store than any of them anticipate.
While Charity learns to harness her new found powers, others around her discover their own surprising abilities. And a vacation to New York becomes a catalyst that has their paths crossing with the unexpected, yet again.
Of Fire and Brimstone (The Immortal Ones - Elizabeth's Novella)
When Silas first saw the little street urchin, Elizabeth, he was amazed by her intelligence & knew she'd become a powerful Witch. When he found out that her life would entwine with his own, he welcomed her with open arms, because Silas never questioned his visions of the future. As she grew into a young lady, Elizabeth lusted for more powers while Silas struggled to make her blend in with society.
My Link in Time (The Immortal Ones - Book Two)
(4.00 from 1 review)
Girl meets boy, falls in love, becomes engaged, & walks down the aisle. Oh, if only life were that simple. When an Immortal girl meets a Mortal boy, life is a little more complicated.
When Charity accepted Lincoln's marriage proposal, she thought they could handle anything that came their way... Link's newly acquired lust for blood became the first problem to tackle... saying "I do" came next.
A Chance for Charity (The Immortal Ones)
(3.67 from 3 reviews)
If you live LONG enough... love (and danger) will find you.
Meet Charity and Link...
Charity (aka Emily) is struggling with the reality that her two lives are coming closer to each other with each passing day.
Link will soon find himself wrapped in a supernatural world that he never knew existed – and discover that mortals are not the only beings that walk this earth.
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