My biggest news is that I have a new book coming out soon!

All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook arrives to bookstores on March 1, 2016!

Media reviews have just started to come in and I couldn’t be happier!

Listen to this:

“With complex, memorable characters, a situation that demands sympathy, and a story that’s shown, not just told, this is fresh and affecting. Well-crafted, warm, and wonderful.” ~ Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Rich characterizations give the novel its big heart: Jessica, Big Ed, and the other Blue River inmates are nuanced, vivid characters whose stories of perseverance after tragedy embody the novel’s themes of redemption, hope, and community. This beautifully written work will send readers’ spirits soaring.” ~ School Library Journal (starred review)

I’m grateful to these reviewers for thoughtfully reading my work. What more could a writer ask for?


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Other News:

I’m scheduled to appear at the Tucson Book Festival on March 12th and 13th. To learn more about this terrific event, click here: