Leon at Eleven

(Here’s a bit story about a character from Birthmarked when he was a kid.)

He felt the moment she crawled onto the end of his bed.

“Leon?” Fiona whispered.  “Can I sleep with

Leon rubbed his face before he remembered his sore lip, and the pain brought him fully awake.  He squinted through the darkness at his stepsister and pulled his feet up to make more room for her.

“Did you have a nightmare or something?” Leon asked.

She nodded.  “Your real father… Continue reading

Where I’m Writing From

When asked to write a bio, I feel like I’m impersonating someone important and probably dead.  The truth is, I’m a lucky girl who grew up in a loving home, made it through school, married someone great and started my own family.  All the stuff about nuns, sandbox spiders, Alateen, my dog dying, volleyball and squash, the bakery, capsizing on Lake Nipigon, physics, singing in Ferrara, childbirth, teaching, my first kiss, and scuba diving slides into the deep background when I sit on my couch, imagining.  These… Continue reading

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Audio Books

The audio books of BIRTHMARKED, PRIZED, PROMISED, and THE VAULT OF DREAMERS have been released by Tantor Audio. They're available through Tantor, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and
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