When you read my stories,
real or imagined,
may you discover a God who loves you.
Novels Devotionals Bible Studies
My Second Novel is Here!
Finding True North
North Carolina Simon hates her name. As a fourteen-year-old girl growing up in the 1970s, she has a lot of challenges. People not only make fun of her name, but also scoff at her eccentric family. Dad’s a hoarder, Mom’s an unpredictable artist, and her older sister lives with an autism diagnosis. After a humiliating middle school event shatters her confidence as a singer, North determines to break free from the stigma surrounding her family.
As she starts high school, North tells people to call her Carol. Armed with a new name, she updates her appearance, befriends a popular boy in hopes of joining his band, distances herself from her two longtime friends, and avoids being seen with her adoring and dependent sister. Everything seems to be going according to plan until her sister suddenly disappears.
Carol is forced to face the fact that fitting in and being popular have come at a cost, and that the sister she might lose could have the answer to what she’s been looking for all along.
Finding True North is a prequel to Sticks and Stones, but each can be read as stand-alone novels.
The God-Weaved Journey
What’s your story? Where is God in it?
Join me for a God-Weaved Journey
Combining scripture, journal prompts, and prayer, we will help each other see how God is working out our stories in the everyday circumstances of our lives.
Whether you’re a longtime Bible studier or can’t remember where you placed your Bible, whether you’re 14 or 104, this blog is meant to help you find hope, peace, and strength.
As we near the release date of my second novel (forthcoming in January 2023!) the devotionals will be based on the novel’s themes, giving sneak peeks and excerpts to show how God was behind the scenes of the novel as well.
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Sticks and Stones - Novel
Available for hard copy or ebook purchase online at Barnes and Noble, Amazon, Target as well as available on digital retail and library platforms such as iBooks and Hoopla.
Sticks and Stones features 15-year-old Emily Greene, whose life changes dramatically when her mom is arrested. Emily is forced to move to a new town with her grandmother, called Crazy Carol for her outspoken faith and quirky behavior. Emily is convinced her mom is innocent and that her mom’s fiancé, who has disappeared, is the one at fault for her mom’s arrest. Emily’s attempts to prove her mom’s innocence only lead to more questions about who her mom really is, where God is in all this, an unfortunate tragedy, and ultimately, answers she doesn’t expect.
Free Sample Bible Study
With activities to Pray, Write, Draw, Listen, and Move -
"God in Emily's Story, God in Our Stories" Can be read with or without the novel. Download includes sample for Ch. 1-4.
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My companion Devotional Journal for Sticks and Stones, titled God Weaved, is available for purchase on Amazon!
This was a fun project to work on while I continue to write the prequel to Sticks and Stones, which is about Crazy Carol's life as a teen.
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