Meet Ell Gossamer: “The instant I tell you I am a mermaid, you will jump to many conclusions and all of them will be wrong.”
When sixteen-year-old Ell’s parents mysteriously disappear, she is forced to melt into human society in an effort to appear normal while she traverses the uncertainty of friendship and young love. But nothing is as it seems and Ell finds herself trapped between two ancient warring factions that seek to control her, and her world, where she fears she is the last of her kind. Yet, remaining with humans means always being on the outside. ORDER HERE. Read Chapter One.
“This book was gripping, from the moment I picked it up, I couldn't put it down. I would highly recommend it, especially to middle schoolers or older.” – a 13-year-old reader
“This story is not just another teen angst but a story of redemption, forgiveness and self-actualization. It’s mouth-dropping plot element are sure to keep the reader wondering the next move.”
– Daneace Jeffery, Author/High School Educator
“A suspenseful story full of teen obstacles that provide humor, compassion, and despair. This page turning story is relevant and paints a clear picture of how unexpected events can lead to an appreciation for friends and family.”
– Stacey Nunn, Library Media Specialist
Fran Singer is a regular 8th grader, when suddenly, everything changes. A tragic accident with major consequences shoots her out of her ordinary world into one racked with guilt, shame, and complete alienation. Starting over after all that is not easy— but is it possible? Will Fran’s life be better, the second time around?
Read an excerpt at The Write Launch.
Finalist, 2020 Petrichor Prize. To be published by Regal House Publishing.
The Potrero Complex follows journalist Rags Goldner as she seeks to unravel the mysterious disappearance of a local teen named Effie Rutter. Rags' quest, like her life, is greatly complicated by the world she lives in, which is just two years into recovering from a worldwide pandemic that killed millions. Paranoia, poverty, fear, and mad power grabs force Rags and everyone around her in the small town of Canary to grapple with how to live a "new normal" in a world where all the rules have changed.
A collapsing economy destroys the town of Willing, unleashing a dangerous refugee camp where hundreds of desperate jobless end up living, tearing the King and Martinez families apart, culminating in a sudden, violent death. Scarily possible. Forthcoming from Scarsdale Publishing.
I'm constantly pondering.