Book Signing Event!

Join me along with seven other Acorn authors for a book signing event at Barnes and Noble in Mira Mesa, Sunday, March 6, at 2:00 p.m. We will be sharing information and anecdotes about our writing adventures, and we will read excerpts from our books, which will be available for purchase from the store. Come out to meet your favorite local authors and get your books and get autographs from your favorite local authors!

Zoom Book Launch Party 11.13.21

I was a little bummed when I realized it was wise to have a virtual book launch. But it turned out awesome.

Watch the video to see why I recommend virtual launches for new authors.

Click to watch the video on YouTube.


“Becoming lost in an unknown world seemed like such an easy thing to do.”
When I Was Her Daughter

Cover Reveal!

I’m so excited to reveal the cover of my upcoming memoir,

WHEN I WAS HER DAUGHTER!

Seven-year-old Leslie has a serious problem: Someone is trying to kill her.


She must fight to save herself and her little brother from the stark realities of living with their mother’s raging psychosis. To evade the evil Russian spies her mother believes are after them, they forgo sleep, speak in whispers, and live on the run. Her mother searches for hidden listening devices, writes rambling manifestos about the impending Communist takeover, and attempts to kill herself and her children to protect them from rape, torture, and murder at the hands of the government. Controlling the chaos seems impossible—Leslie rebels, which only angers her mother, but when she obeys, terrible consequences follow.

Eventually, the police place Leslie and her brother in foster care. Freedom from her mother’s paranoia and violent tendencies offers the young girl a glimmer of hope, but she plummets into despair under the oppressive weight of abusive, alienating homes. All seems lost until a teacher intervenes, risking everything to bring Leslie to safety, to show her the redemptive power of trust and patience, and to prove unconditional love is possible, even without the bond of blood.

When I Was Her Daughter is a raw, honest account of one girl’s terrifying childhood journey through madness, loss, and a broken foster care system, where only the lucky and most resilient survive.

Performance

“Elijah the Sinner,” for So Say We All’s VAMP! at the Whistlestop bar in San Diego.