Young Adult Novelist

Author Signing at Barnes & Noble

April 25, 2015 • Uncategorized

Maple Grove Barnes & Noble Book Signing Join the fun at Barnes & Noble Saturday afternoon. Meet Minnesota authors and build your summer reads bookshelf with signed copies. What: Local Author Book Signing When:  Saturday, May 2nd, 2-4pm Where: 8040 Wedgewood Lane N, Maple Grove (Barnes & Noble) Advertisements

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Call for Action and Submissions: MG Bullying


My publisher, Elephant’s Bookshelf Press, is putting together a middle grade anthology on bullying. The deadline is fast approaching to submit short stories that might just impact the behavior of young readers and help stop the emotional and physical bleeding that is so prevalent in our country right now. Studies have shown that most anti-bully… Read More ›

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5 Authors, 5 Novels, 11 Prizes


The journey to self acceptance isn’t always easy. Yet five authors have created five amazing young women who have conquered their inner demons. And they are offering them up to you in a novel giveaway package just in time for Valentine’s Day. The five novels feature healthy romantic relationships, something we simply cannot indulge in until–and… Read More ›

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Cover Reveal: Tales From the Bully Box


I love talented authors. Author/illustrators rock my socks off! Therefore, I invite you to bask in the beauty of author/illustrator Sarah Tregay’s cover for the upcoming middle grade anthology Tales from the Bully Box. This rockin’ rendition of short stories on bullying kicks off the Colors for Causes campaign by Elephant’s Bookshelf Press. My amazing publisher is… Read More ›

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Short Story Published: Skin Writer

SKIN WRITER YA Paranormal Romance Summer’s Double Edge, released July 2013, available via Amazon for Kindle ($2.99) and in print ($7.99).

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Parting Words

"You don't become great just because you desire it; you become great because you listened and learned and earned it." Susan Sukosky~ aspiring writer who taught me to dig deep, work hard and always strive to reach your potential. After all, even onions bloom!