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Escape. Enter. Explore. 

Escape the ordinariness of your everyday life.

Enter a captivating story that’ll inspire you with hope.

Explore a new world–a place you’ve probably never imagined visiting.

My stories will help you do that–whether you’re here because of my YA historical fiction novel One Degree of Freedom (just released), my social justice non-fiction book (on a path to be published soon), or my memoir about my missionary experience in Eastern Europe (published several years ago).

All my life, I’ve been known as a storyteller. My stories will transport you to another world: to see life through the eyes of a Romanian teenager during the Cold War or a lifer in San Quentin with no hope of being released.

At first glance, these books may seem disconnected, but they share a common thread: I tell stories, both made up and true, about people who seek freedom from oppression. A teenage girl whose life is dictated against her wishes. A prisoner serving life for stealing $116. A people living under the thumb of a dictator.

Debut Novel One Degree of Freedom

Want to hear a little of the story behind the story and a short reading from the book? Click this link (not the photo below) to watch my video

Historical fiction for young adults. Adriana is a Romanian teenager in the 1980s, who lives in a place where someone is always watching and listening, a place cut off from the rest of the world, a place where God does not exist. Everything changes when she steps through a wardrobe into a room, hidden in the wall, filled with stacks of banned books. Sometimes it only takes one small act to unchain a captive mind.

We Wait You: “Candid . . . a fresh voice”

Inspiring and with humorous moments, We Wait You is the real-life story of hearts transformed after the 1989 revolutions that forever changed Eastern Europe, as told by one woman who made a difference.

Everbloom: A Book for Women by Women

Everbloom cover

Be inspired by the transforming power of story. Through the pain, loss, beauty and redemption in these pages, you’ll find freedom in Christ and the courage to embrace your own story.  Everbloom, by the women of Redbud Writers Guild, contains one of my stories!