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Writing gives me a great excuse to sit around in my cozy covers through long, dark, Alaska winter days. Plus, this way I'm not just talking to myself, I'm putting the voices to work by getting to know my characters!
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Love is Blind, So is Revenge
An 83,000 word, YA light horror romance, with lots of twists. It has the magical elements of Nick Lake’s “There Will be Lies” and A.S. King’s books, as well the dynamics of friendship, family troubles, and navigating the side roads of life found in Ellen Hopkins’s novels.
Seventeen-year-old HARPER blames herself for letting her dad drive drunk and getting into a fatal accident. Seeking solace, she gravitates to ASH’S charisma, kisses, and shots of tequila. When his passion turns into jealousy and abuse, she’s in too deep to speak up. Fortunately, she has two spirit guides, RED and WOLF. Unfortunately, they’re invisible (usually) and haven’t figured out how to get along, let alone agree with how to help Harper. Things get messy when everyone’s stories intertwine, old vendetta’s surface, and Harper spies a girl in a red hood. And then there’s that wolf. Is he here to help or eat her? Love, fangs, and broken hearts ensue…until our girl gets smart, sobers up, and defends herself.
A Whale and His Boy
A WHALE AND HIS BOY is about a hungry pod of killer whales in Prince William Sound, Alaska, and one particular young whale, Comet. David also lives on PWS, in Valdez, where the air is salty, fishing boats fill the harbor, and kids grow up with a fishing rod in their hands. On his first commercial fishing trip on his family’s boat—his first chance to prove he’s a real fisherman—things don’t go as planned.
The Sheep that Made a National Park
In 1906, the mass hunting of the Dall sheep, similar to the buffalo’s demise, inspired hunter-naturalist, Charles Sheldon to put his gun down and lobby for eleven years for the creation of Denali National Park.