Welcome to my books!
I’m celebrating the release of two new novels. To order your copy in either paperback or e-Book, just click on the cover.
SOLSTICE MAGIC opens my new series about the Calgary Stampede. If you’ve always wanted to attend a rodeo, here’s your chance!
The Calgary Stampede Adventure series is magical realism at its best when Vince Lapin and his friends explore the ethos of the cowboy as rodeo athlete. Each book features a different cultural perspective, with Solstice Magic focusing Albertans from Ukraine. When Zo Luki’s eccentric Baba Dolia and her savage Caucasian Ovcharka come from Ukraine to live with her estranged son’s family on their farm near Edmonton, Alberta, the ensuing chaos catapults the characters into the extreme sport of rodeo at the Calgary Stampede. Good thing Zo has a best friend with an attractive older brother to soften the trauma.
HOW NOT TO CRY IN PUBLIC is my newest novel in The Cousin Cycle. If you haven’t met the cousins yet, try reading Brenna’s story. I think you’ll love it!
When Brenna Walker suffers a devastating emancipation her senior year of high school, she sets off on an undercover search for her missing relatives. Over a series of visits with her mother Brenna asks the name of her birth father and why her uncle raised her. Meanwhile, hoping her mother will help her, Brenna continues the hunt for family members, arranging to meet them incognito so as to ascertain why her uncle didn’t want her to know them or if he didn’t want them to know her. When the evidence doesn’t add up, and without a reliable guide, Brenna makes mistakes in judgment that cost her dearly.
THE COUSIN CYCLE is a group of stories about a year when everything that can go wrong in the family, does go wrong. Don’t be surprised when the books’ narrators have individual and sometimes contradictory points of view about the events of that year. Feel free to read the novels in any order you like, since each is a self-contained story. Enjoy!
Balance (Vol. 2)
When twelve-year-old Adele Walker decides her mother can no longer be her hero and despairs that her big boisterous family will ever cultivate any elegance, she finds a shadowy Internet friend who seems to have answers.
The Hoarders (Vol. 1)
Ten-year-old Cheyenne Walker tells about when he and his brother lived off their food hoard, how they stayed clear of Grey Tooth, and why the family ghost mattered most of all.
The Wise Men: A Christmas Adventure
In a city sequestered by futuristic technology from the ways of the Middle East in 1 A. D., three friends learn about evil and love as they join in the journey of a lifetime with the Worship Caravan bound for the Messiah.