About the Author
My short story, Break Time, and poetry has been featured in Mind’s Eye literary magazine. The Kansas Writers Association published my short story, Existing Forces, appointing me as a noted author. I have held a deep passion for writing since early childhood, but a brush with death caused me to allow it to grow. I'm part of an SCBWI critique group in Lawrence, KS and two local book clubs. I attend many writers’ conferences including the New York Pitch, Penned Con, New Letters, All Write Now, Show Me Writers Master Class, and Nebraska Writers Guild conference as well as Book Fairs and Comic-Cons. I am a member of the deaf and hard of hearing community. I'm familiar with the dedication involved to be successful in the publishing industry as I am a literary agent.
I didn’t want to take the traditional path. First, I wasn’t ready for college. Second, I was going to live with my best friend, Tiff, and work at the Haunted House. Third, did I mention the hot guy Josh that works there too?
The most exciting thing about Austria’s new job, at a local haunted house, was the fact that the toughest looking people screamed the loudest. But when she meets the boy without a home, Josh, Austria's life takes intriguing and eventful turns. Up until now, Josh has managed to hang with his Street crowd, but they’re in danger, and so is Austria, the girl Josh recently fell for. The group finds themselves joining forces with previously considered enemies who also now find themselves in danger.
Deeply compassionate and full of twists, Altered Helix captures the struggle of polarized people that must work together for the greater good.
Altered Helix Novella Two
For Austria, travelling to the Stranded Coil means she gets to see someone she believed was lost. She’s able to do this because she’s an Altered Helix. But doing so takes her away from her first true love, Josh. Josh is working hard to keep their Haunted House family safe on Earth, but seems to fall in love with Austria more with every second they spend together.
Austria and Josh face a devastating challenge, the mysterious appearance of Mutant Altered Helixes, and an enticingly dangerous answer to their questions.
Impulsive, caring, and full of surprises, this teenage love against the odds is well on its way to breaking even…maybe.
Altered Helix Novella Three
When the only option left means losing someone you love, you have no options. How could you, how could you save one person you care about, when doing so would harm another? What if they weren’t even letting you choose but choosing for you? You’d have to intervene without letting them know, right?
To be an Altered Helix and put others in danger is the new reality for Austria. Luckily someone’s there to catch her when she falls, Josh, and fall she does, in love that is. While witnessing her family being put in danger, Austria’s haunted house family grows. Now that Austria has found a way to defeat Mutant Altered Helixes after her, a dangerous stream of events occur to those around her. Just when the family has finally come together, could they be ruined?
The amazing conclusion to the Altered Helix series, Paralleled Bond displays the results when polar opposites come together for the greater good.
I am extremely proud and honored to share my latest work in progress with you. My close friends, family, and of course my co-agents know how much work was put into getting this book ready. I’m so excited to finally share Parousia with a wider audience and hope you enjoy it. Parousia recently hit #1 in metaphysical. It's also been added to the Magical Realism category by the Fantasy group on Wattpad.
"What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?"