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Steering to Freedom

Steering to Freedom is a novel based on the thrilling true story of Robert Smalls. 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.…

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Moving (A Life in Boxes)

Moving (a life in boxes)

In my novel, Moving (a life in boxes), 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…

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Tornado Siren

Tornado Siren is the story of two outsiders drawn together by the simple beauty and deadly destruction lurking on the Great Plains. Tornado researcher Victoria Thomas discovers an impossible set of footprints in a muddy field near Memphis. They indicate that a man walked away unharmed after being engulfed by the full fury of a twister. A year later, Victoria finds…

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The Secret of Spirit Lake

Eleven-year-old Tyra is stuck spending the summer with her irascible Grandpa Rudy in a lakeside town where she’s the only black person. Clearly this is going to be the worst summer ever. And a weird one, too. Every night, Grandpa Rudy disappears into the woods, hauling tools and maps. He’s searching for something, and Tyra desperately wants to know what it is. The…

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Distant Neighbors (book)

My play Distant Neighbors has just been published by Original Works Publishers! (You can also order a copy of the book from A group of suburban neighbors are strangers to each other until an alien space ship crashes into their back yards. After its arrival, they get to know each other a lot better, and faster, than they ever expected (or wanted). The…

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