Children’s Author Event

Come to Book Heads Bookstore in downtown Plymouth, Wisconsin on Saturday, May 6 between 11-3p for their Children's Author Event! Three local Children and Young Adult authors will be there to sign their books and answer questions. The bookstore is also offering a discount on Children's books (see store for details). This event is the … Continue reading Children’s Author Event

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Story Types: The Novel

Two weeks ago, we began a discussion on story lengths. This came from a question I have been asked of late: what types of story types are there? This is a more complex answer than it may appear. On the surface, we have two types of stories: the novel and the short story. We began … Continue reading Story Types: The Novel

Conversations with Wisconsin Artists Interview

Last week, I was interviewed by Rex Owens during Conversations with Wisconsin Artists on Sun Prairie's KSUN 103.5.  The hour long program airs twice a month and features people with a variety of artistic expertise. During my interview, I spoke about what inspired me to write my fist novel, The Vanishing Kidnapper, as well as my experience with Intercultural Communication. … Continue reading Conversations with Wisconsin Artists Interview

Choices Amid the Trees

Ali Montgomery is on vacation in Tennessee. She loves the woodsy setting of her aunt and uncle's home, but isn't allowed to explore outside alone. So when Colton - the boy living with her aunt and uncle - sneaks out of the house and invites Ali to tag along, Ali must make the choice whether … Continue reading Choices Amid the Trees

Choices Amid the Trees: a short story

Choices. Like Ali Montgomery, I had a choice to make: do I dare step out of my comfort zone? Do I republish one of my short stories? Yes, I dared, but you'll have to read "Choices Amid the Trees" to see what choices Ali makes. Ali Montgomery is on vacation in Tennessee. She loves the … Continue reading Choices Amid the Trees: a short story

One Paris Summer by Denise Swank: a book review

Everyone dreams of going to Paris. Except Sophie Brooks. She has to go to the City of Lights because her father is getting remarried. What she finds there is more than just an uncomfortable family dynamic, she discovers Paris may not be that bad after all. One Paris Summer was written by best-selling author Denise Swank and … Continue reading One Paris Summer by Denise Swank: a book review

A Gathering of Authors this Saturday!

As promised, here are the finer details for the Gathering of Authors this Saturday. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. come to the Wisconsin Downtown Open House. In Plymouth, there will be a variety of events, including a gathering of several local authors who will share their books with visitors. Each author will provide a … Continue reading A Gathering of Authors this Saturday!

The Vanishing Kidnapper – now an e-book!

The world of e-books has created strong supporters and staunch resistance, especially among writers. Fiction writers tend to be fiction readers and it seems many of us avid fiction readers agree that no matter the cost to our checkbook, getting to hold a book in our hands is worth it. However, being able to pack … Continue reading The Vanishing Kidnapper – now an e-book!

New Book!

Publishing my first novel is a great reason to restart my blog. After years of writing, editing, and searching for a publisher, The Vanishing Kidnapper is finally in published form. Teenagers John and Kaitlyn Rivers have a simple life in their 1870s outpost, running their family's general store for the surrounding communities and operating the stagecoach stop. … Continue reading New Book!