Welcome to my website! Some things change, some remain the same.
Exciting developments are underway in my writing life. I’m pleased to announce the release of my first novel, Island Healing, Book 1 of my St. Anne’s Island series, set on a fictional island off the Georgia coast.
Island Healing is about Luke, a man with a sailboat and a dream that’s defined and driven him, and Geneva, a woman who’s returned home determined to heal and find new meaning in her life, and that includes helping her brother’s troubled family. When we add Geneva’s two teenage nieces and Luke’s son to the mix, neither family will ever be the same. It takes 13-year-old Lila to lead the way and get to the heart of hope and healing. (Available in digital and prints formats.)
"Vivid, captivating, heartwarming…one of the most memorable cast of characters I’ve ever read. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series."
- Donna Marie Rogers, U.S.A. Today bestselling author
Island Healing, a two-time Golden Heart finalist and winner or finalist in many RWA chapter contests, is only the beginning. Through the end of 2013 and into early 2014, I’m bringing out three additional novels, plus I plan to release Book 2 of the St. Anne’s Island series in 2014. You can read about my upcoming novels on my Fiction page.
Coming soon—The Chapels on the Hill, a story of loss and the healing power of love, set in Northeast Wisconsin.
Meanwhile, my nonfiction writing life continues.
Decades ago, one of my clients said I ran a "dream business," meaning that the essence of my professional ghostwriting/editing practice involves helping others fulfill the dream of writing and publishing their nonfiction books. Although I usually stay invisible and most of my writing life goes on behind the scenes, I've coauthored several books, too.
Updates on Coauthored Books
The Oxygen Revolution
Our 2012 updated edition includes new information about Dr. Harch’s pioneering clinical work and research with returning
veterans who have sustained brain injuries. In January of 2012, Dr. Harch was among those asked to join First Lady Michelle Obama in Richmond, Virginia, where she announced a new program designed to address traumatic brain injuries (TBI) sustained by those who have fought in the wars in the Middle East. Dr. Harch’s research has demonstrated the benefits of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) for patients suffering the effects of TBI, including post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Option Trading in Your Spare Time
My coauthor, Wendy Kirkland, is a great example of an expert who wrote a book that changed her career focus—and that changed her life. She still successfully trades options, but Wendy also wrote two new books and now has a subscription-only newsletter. This development came about because readers of our book asked for more. I congratulate her for making a published book work for her in such powerful ways. You can sign up for our free newsletter at www.womenoptiontraders.com. You’ll find information about Wendy’s short strategy books and newsletters at the following websites: http://www.P3System.com and http://www.T3OptionTrading.com.
52 Bright Ideas to Bring More Humor, Hugs, and Hope into Your Life
Meanwhile, my coauthor Greg Risberg continues to sell 52 Bright Ideas to Bring More Humor, Hugs, and Hope into Your Life. It’s sold well at Greg’s talks, and we’re gratified that readers call it fun and inspiring, which is what we hoped for.
Editor, Coach, and Book Proposal Consultant
I especially enjoy my work as an editor and writing coach, along with helping my clients develop their manuscripts and produce effective book proposal packages. My clients keep writing and publishing their books-and I'm happy to help them find success.