My books about the fictional continent of Industralia, on the world of Bright Hope, are intended for a Young Adult audience, though ‘grown ups’ can easily enjoy the humor and cultural references from an older perspective. I also write story books for younger readers, ages 10-13. While not preachy, these books carry subtly-themed positive messages which the author hopes will encourage and inspire readers to explore their own talents and goals.
Readers! If you enjoy my stories, why not suggest my books to your local librarian? Many libraries allow book suggestions to be submitted online at their website, too. If you love a book (not just mine—any book!), do your part to make it available for others.
Librarians! Please? I would love to be in your library. If there’s anything you need from me, or if you have questions about my books, please contact me.
Bookshare is ‘an Accessible Online Library for people with print disabilities’. Two of my books are available through their service:
What readers are saying about The Flight To Brassbright:
This book ably overcomes the challenge of writing adept and competent female characters without patronizing them or beating the reader over the head with “Message here”.
The descriptions are fanciful and imaginative; the characters realistic and compelling. I heartily recommend this book for young adults to whet their appetite for storytelling, and to other older folks who need to remember what is really important in the big scheme of things.
Pre-read this YA novel before I turned it over to my children to read, and have been delighted with the story, the characters, and the wonderful feel of Industralia. It is a story that anyone who loves language and strong characters will enjoy, regardless of age.
I’m especially pleased, from an older and more world-aware viewpoint, of the extremely positive and varied portrayals of girls and women; there’s never enough of that, and especially in books which are likely to have stronger and longer-lasting impressions. It doesn’t make it a ‘girl book’, however; there’s interesting boys and helpful men as well, and enough technology to suit any LEGO-mad builder.