Kat’s almost-full-time job has become dodging the embarrassing tsunami of male attention aimed at her mother Ellie, a social butterfly who bears an uncanny resemblance to film star Marilyn Monroe. To add to Kat’s woes, her stepfather, Roy, has lately grown irrationally jealous of his beautiful wife. Kat buries her worries in movies and classical novels, but when Roy’s rants turn violent, she and Ellie plan an escape via Route 66 to the freedom of a new life in Las Vegas. Car trouble strands them in a dusty little town in Arizona where they encounter tales, treachery, and a slew of characters such as they have never met before, including mobsters infiltrating Arizona and Nevada in the 1950s. Can the road they chose bring them the life they’ve both longed for or was it THE ACCIDENTAL ROAD bringing them to a disaster they can’t escape from? Trouble escalates when Ellie attracts the eye of a mafia Caporegime who, along with Roy, is determined to have her at any cost.More info →
Trouble sneaks in one Oklahoma afternoon in 1934 like an oily twister. A beloved neighbor is murdered, and a single piece of evidence sends the sheriff to arrest a man Biddy, a sharecropper’s daughter, knows is innocent. Hauntingly terrifying sounds seeping from the woods lead Biddy into even deeper mysteries and despair and finally into the shocking truths of that fateful summer.More info →
Silki thinks she made up Wol-la-chee, the Ancient Ant Man, but he somehow shrieks into her life one fateful summer day. Her best friend accuses her of getting her real and unreal confused, and things are disappearing right and left from all over the Rez. How long can one girl handle the whole Ancient World by herself anyway?More info →
Stealing money isn’t the aim of the Mesa Redondo bank robbers. They want the mysterious metal object Silki and her best friend Birdie discovered in the bogs at Canyon Daacha. With Birdie headed up to Kayenta for the rest of the summer, Silki navigates wide-eyed and solo through a whirl of thievery, scary characters, lost artifacts, and a shadowy stranger Silki dubs Amber Eyes. Against a backdrop of Monsoon season floods and quicksand, Silki’s plight is complicated by the hateful slurs of a rebellious cousin her family must rescue before it’s too late. Soon, Silki finds herself in the middle of a plot that stretches all the way back to World War II and reaches right into the very soul of her own family.More info →
The theft of a famous horse catapults Silki and Birdie into a baffling adventure teeming with International undercurrents. What possible connection could Old Man Concho have to the Japanese tourists on the Rez, and can Silki discover an ancient truth in time to save the leader of the Ghost Herd, as well as salvage her own broken heart?
Finalist in three categories in the New Mexico/Arizona Book AwardsMore info →
Seething with old prejudices, money, Vodou, race-mixing, and young hot blood, TRIUMPH will tromp you through the Louisiana swamps, in and out of bustling New Orleans, across the Texas prairies, and into the city streets of innovative but troubled St. Louis in the early and mid-twentieth century. At a time when the world needs more warmth and acceptance, two girls, Mercy and Annie, lead us to a place where color and creed do not matter, to a place where people are accepted because of character and heart ... nothing more, nothing less. Spanning from 1903 to 1968, TRIUMPH, a Novel of the Human Spirit has an interwoven plot, short, active chapters, and compelling characters that will keep you turning the pages. Two Vodou ceremonies put this book in the 18+ category. Dealing in a positive light with racial issues, TRIUMPH has been "Sensitivity Read and Approved."More info →
From this historical adventure comes the tale of an international rescue agency, The Gold Rose, operating in the 1940s under the guise of a world horticulture organization. Top-rated ROSE Agent Charlotte Hunt-Basse has defied death and danger for a decade, but saving two of her assignments, Pinkie and Babe, will challenge her as never before. Against a backdrop of WWII and the Communist takeover of China, this mystery drama sends the reader around the world and into the raw and bloody truths of history.