What type of fiction do I write? I write stories of faith, hope, and love. Stories about ordinary people facing challenges, relying on their faith, and growing along the way. I often include a mentor figure because we all learn from each other. And I always include (at minimum) a romantic subplot because love is the ultimate story. After all, God so loved the world that He gave us His Son. (John 3:16) And what is better than two flawed individuals relying on God to help them journey through life together?
These are my fiction projects that are either complete but not under contract, contracted but not yet for sale (so not on the “Books” page), or still in the process somewhere of brainstorming, drafting, or revising.
Focus on Love – The Wardrobe Series #2 UNDER CONTRACT – WILL RELEASE FEBRUARY 2018
Free-spirited Elizabeth Foster turned her back on her father’s photography business to pursue musical theater, but with a one-show contract, she’s a few weeks from unemployment forcing her home. Meanwhile sought-after photographer Ryan Callahan has put his career on hold to help his sister’s family while her husband is deployed, but the promise of a bigger assignment could lure him away from building a family of his own.
If given the choice, what dreams would develop?
Sing a New Song – The Wardrobe Series #3
Pampered Gloria Houghton has always been the center of attention, but the spotlight has shifted. Seeking fame in a new town, she moves to Branson, Missouri only to find herself assigned to the fringes.
Can her heart ever accept a lesser role?
Serving Up Love — contemporary inspirational romance
Joel Dawson simply wants to help get his parents’ business back on solid ground and then find a real job. But when a crisis at the family diner propels him out of the frying pan and into the fire, he must rely on the help of a bubbly waitress who has a lot to teach him about life and serving with love.
When Leslie Graham drops her college classes in order to help more at the diner, she discovers where she was meant to be. If only she could ignore her former crush on the owner’s son.
With the future of the business on the line, can they find a way to keep serving coffee with love?
2014 ACFW Genesis WINNER, Short Novel Category, 60,000 words
The Caretaker — contemporary inspirational romance
A self-reliant handyman and a burned-out caregiver must work together to save a mountain resort and find help from the last place they expect.
The Collector — contemporary inspirational romance
A society-girl-in-hiding and her estate-auctioning boss discover what gives a collection value.
The Librarian — contemporary inspirational romance plus novella collection
A quiet bookworm lives vicariously through the stories of others until a real-life hero opens her eyes to a new adventure.
(Serving Up Love)
Dawson’s Diner is known for its hot coffee, good food, and friendly service. But when the owner collapses during the morning rush, more than management will have to change — especially in the intertwining lives of three waitresses. A young widow struggles to rebuild the pieces of her shattered world while caring for her special needs daughter. A spunky empty nester tries to fill her lonely life. A bubbly college student seeks a career path and a husband. Come inside and see what’s cooking when a diner starts serving up love.
2009 ACFW Genesis Runner-Up; Women’s fiction, CBA market, 75,000 words