MIDDLE GRADE BOOKS
I write middle grade books because kids deserve an escape from their reality. Whether you escape into Day of Reckoning, where you'll discover an alternate, underground world and meet fantastical creatures and kids with special abilities. Visit a contemporary setting, as in Save the Lemmings, to learn how Natalie deals with bullying by classmates and the media. Or be transported into a fairy tale setting, as in The Weaver Tales, where the adorable-though pesky-gnome-elf, Unwanted, creates trouble for someone in each book. With these books you'll find yourself in another world where you're exposed to social skills, problem solving, and a range of emotions. All in the comfort of your own home (or school, park, or wherever you read.) Books are available in print, ebook, and some are available in audiobook.
The Making of a Master
As a Spirit of Security, Frank gives his personal touch to maintaining peace in the Underworld city of Concord. From traffic control to providing new equipment for the playground, he works to keep the citizens of Concord safe and happy.
Frank grows concerned when signs of a failing infrastructure appear - small piles of dirt in unexpected places, damp spots on the walls - especially as his sister, Dawn, is scheduled to spend an entire week in Concord. Then the museum collapses. He and his partner, Anna, race to solve the mystery but things become more difficult when his own entrance to the Underworld fails, limiting his access to Concord.
With Dawn’s assignment imminent, Frank races against time and gravity to save her and the residents of Concord. Will he find answers in time, or will a giant collapse destroy his beloved city?
The Making of a Master is a Concord Chronicles novella.
Day of Reckoning
Twelve-year-old, Terra, not only learns she’s a Nature’s Spirit destined to serve the peaceful underground city of Concord, but she also finds that a prophecy names her as the only one who can thwart the leader of the death tribe.
The Trepidus are the death janitors of the Underworld. They’re responsible for the termination and cleanup of Concord’s beings. When their leader, Blanco, learns Terra is the one who can derail his day of reckoning, he does everything he can to get rid of her. Including dispatch a “Bringer” to complete the ultimate of death janitor duties.
Terra hopes to complete her training and discover her Spirit talents so, Frank, a Spirit of Security, is assigned to protect her. They undertake a secret investigation of how to defeat Blanco. But with the future of Concord and Terra’s very own life at stake, will they find the answer in time?
Save the Lemmings
Eighth grade inventor, Natalie Edwards, doesn’t mind that her classmates cringe at her inspirational sayings and monochromatic outfits. Her parent’s love and the support of her three best friends make it easy to ignore the eye rolls and head shakes. But after her invention, the Texty-Talky, goes nationwide, the media considers her the new “IT” girl and it changes everything at school, at home, and with her friends. Then a reporter prints a story about Natalie’s unfortunate graffiti incident and even her squeaky clean reputation is shattered. Natalie’s sunny disposition is stretched to the limits when reports surface of her stealing her invention from aliens. She’s desperate to regain control of her life before she loses everything to the media storm. Will she be able to disprove the lies being printed and stay true to who she really is? Or will the pressure prove too much?
Available in soft cover, ebook, and audiobook
The Weaver Tale Series
In a town of word weavers, Mary suffers through her third year of Novice Word Weaving. Mary thinks her troubles are over when she meets a gnome-elf who grants her a wish. But instead of weaving a better story, she's weaving strange yarn charms to accompany her still pathetic tales.
Available in Audiobook
The Wishing Well
Molly Minstrel is treated worse than Cinderella by her mom and sisters. When Molly meets the magical creature, Unwanted, she wishes her problems away. However, you must first understand what you need before knowing what to ask for. Molly will have to look within for the solution to her troubles.
Available in Audiobook
The Lumpy Duckling
Lumpy may be hefty with a misshapen mouth, but he's funny and the most loyal friend Wheezy could ask for. When she meets Unwanted, she casts a wish for people to be able to see her best friend like she does. Her wish nearly kills him.
Available in Audiobook