The topic of child welfare looms large in my novel Our Orbit, which tells the story of an Appalachian girl who crosses the tracks to become a foster daughter in an educated family. In gratitude to those who helped me learn about the many demands and great rewards of foster care, I continue to share information & perspectives […]
Keep Pushing Those Boundaries, Kiddo!
OUR ORBIT Published by Booktrope!
After a few delays and detours, my debut novel, Our Orbit, is now officially available from Booktrope Publishing of Seattle, Washington! Help mark the occasion in a way that suits you best: Spread the word to friends & family. Post on your favorite social media. Purchase a paperback or ebook for yourself or as a […]
Beyond Wife, Mommy, Homemaker, Breeder
After a few delays and detours, my debut novel, Our Orbit, is now officially available from Booktrope Publishing of Seattle, Washington! Check out an excerpt from the novel — Our Orbit is now a finalist in Best Regional Fiction in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards. The excerpt below is actually a “mash-up” of three separate passages from […]
New Cover for OUR ORBIT
Now that Our Orbit is being published by Booktrope of Seattle, Washington, the most beautiful thing has happened: a lovely new cover— Our Orbit becomes available on June 23, 2015! The book will be available for purchase from all major online retailers as well as select independent bookstores. It can also be ordered at major brick-and-mortar stores like Barnes & Noble. […]
Fiction & Reality: Getting the kids ready for a new sibling
May is National Foster Care Month, a time to give some thought to the generous efforts of all of those doing their best to help children whose home and family life has suffered disruption. Coming to understand the demands of foster care has played a major role in my writing life. In gratitude to those who […]