Take The Shot. Face the Penalty.

Athletics have been in my life since the fifth grade. I played tennis in junior high and high school. I played in college as well, thankful for the resources it provided for me to pay for college. After college I found competitive inline speed skating, road & mountain biking and now I’m into the ultra endurance running. It felt only natural for me to jump into writing a novel about athletes. Especially when it came to women in athletics. As a female athlete, especially one who was wicked-competitive, I faced off with plenty of resistance from men—even other women who[…]

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Absolutely Almost Human (The Bot Trials #1)

It’s been a blast jumping into the fun-filled world of middle grade writing. I’m super excited to introduce Bot to you all. Here’s the blurb and a sneak peak into the first few lines of the story…. [stextbox id=”download”] Eleven-year-old Robert “Bot” Trials comes to terms with becoming a cyborg—the very thing that has turned his friends and their families against him. His desperate need to prove he can be a normal human boy pairs him with an unlikely friend: the mysterious girl who just moved into the Haunted House on the Hill. The bullies, haters, and frightening urban legends[…]

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Watcher of the Realms Chapter 32

You’ve entered the world of The Realm Jumpers. The adventure with Riley and his trusty gang continues… Chapter 32 “Riley, boy of no origin, you showed much bravery. Risking Earth’s demise, not only to return a lost soul to his mother, but also because you refused to sacrifice those who hurt you—no matter how deserving—to save Earth.” The King nodded at me. “That demonstrates much compassion. Whether these scientists intended to create it or not, it is there. You belong in no Realm, yet can freely travel to them all. This is a great responsibility.” I gulped, still clinging to[…]

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Watcher of the Realms Chapter 31

You’ve entered the world of The Realm Jumpers. The adventure with Riley and his trusty gang continues… Chapter 31 “They’re dead!” Tish screamed. “Mom!” I whipped around and faced The King. He remained on his throne, watching me with those arrogant red eyes. No expression on his face. He’d wiped out Earth—my family—without even batting an eye? My heart exploded into a pounding so hard my chest burned. Clenched so tight, my jaw throbbed. Nails bit into my palms as I fisted my hands. “You killed them.” Tears stung my eyes. Tish and I were truly alone. The King had[…]

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Watcher of the Realms Chapter 30

You’ve entered the world of The Realm Jumpers. The adventure with Riley and his trusty gang continues… Chapter 30 “Come on. Do your thing,” Braeden said as he charged me. “Where have you been?” “Long story. Where are we going? What’s happening?” He held up my phone. “Don’t ever leave without this.” A bunch of texts from Janet and Jeff filled the screen. They’d found some scientists and needed me to Jump to Janet immediately. Oh boy. That was more than twelve hours ago. “Crap.” Wind whipped around me and I faced skyward. There was a dark haze mucking up[…]

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