My first novel, Tornado Siren, was published in 2006, by Behler Publications. It’s now available as an ebook for Kindle, Nook, and other formats (via Smashwords), and as a paperback from Amazon or your local bookstore.
Tornado Siren is the story of two outsiders drawn together by the simple beauty and deadly destruction lurking on the Great Plains. During their adventures on the prairie, their relationship intensifies into a love that will be challenged by the ultimate forces of nature.
Jed and Lila are compulsive movers. For them, moving boxes, packing tape, and open houses are the ultimate aphrodisiacs. They meet on a moving day, Jed proposes on a moving day, and they end up moving 18 times in 18 years. Moving defines their lives, their identities. They move for fun, to recover from tragedy, and for new opportunities—until Lila decides she wants them to put down roots, in Boston. Lila’s decision strains their marriage to its limits.
A troubled country, a courageous heart, and the struggle for freedom. In May 1862, Robert Smalls, a slave and ship’s pilot in Charleston, South Carolina, crafts a daring plan to steal the steamship Planter and deliver it along with the crew and their families to the Union blockade. After risking his life to escape slavery, Robert faces an even more difficult challenge: convincing Abraham Lincoln to enlist black troops. Based on a true story, Steering to Freedom tells the powerful and inspirational story of a young man who becomes the first black captain of a US military ship, while struggling to navigate a path to freedom for himself, his family, and his people.