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  A Journey with a Rookie Writer. 
        Let's enjoy the ride together!

WIP = Works in Progress

Good News: My short story "Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow" was adapted to a script by Susan Apker and performed in November as one of six mini-shows in Theatre Tulsa's Tell Me a Story Production! (see masked pics below)

 

Picture books

   Boxy Bob-  Boxy Bob wants to deliver happiness by being filled with dazzling, flashy Christmas stuff. But his cargo continually gets crushed. When he is left protecting an abandoned pup, he is certain his box life is over. But hope comes in the form of a freckle-faced boy. Boxy finds true happiness when he and the puppy are placed under the Christmas tree to fulfill a Christmas wish.

   Misfit Mosquito-a mosquito's Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer story who overcomes her handicap to find her true mission in life.

   Not a Book Girl-A spunky eight-year-old escapes into her overactive imagination to avoid reading of any kind until her friend shares his book that connects with her inner superhero.

 

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 Chapter Book Manuscripts: 

  Puzzling Brotherhood-At Camp Riddle the brothers, Boden and Hudson are on rival teams and battling to be Camp Champs, but what happens if winning means losing your brother forever?

 

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Middle Grade Manuscripts:

    Quilt Rider-a time travel historical fiction where Landry, via quilts & a diary found in the attic, travels to the 1850's farm life in mid-America and unknowingly befriends her great, great, grandmother.

     Rule of Three-a contemporary realistic fiction of Billie, a 13 year old girl left to raise her two younger brothers while trying to be a teenager and coping with her dysfunctional parents. To force her father to be present, Billie runs away, but realizes too late she has inadvertently abandoned her family, just as her mother has done.

Coming soon:

Secret Code Keepers: This is a coming of age story set during the Antebellum South Era in Charleston, South Carolina, about secret messages revealed through quilt patterns used to help slaves escape on the Underground Railroad.

(based on the family legacy of Teresa R. Kemp, co-author)

School Visits

Author Visits:  

      Anderson Elementary in Union Public Schools

      Ator Elmentary in Owasso Public Schools         

      Jefferson Elementary in Union Public Schools

 

Story Times:

    Lavendar Bleu Bookstore in Tulsa