The following novels are unpublished, original and available for representation:
How does not-so-pretty Tiffany O’Connor survive adolescence when faced with four gorgeous older sisters, a detached younger brother, and a mother who insists beauty is everything?

Beholding Beauty is a completed novel that addresses our modern obsession with beauty and perfection with humor and pathos.

The novel—think a modern day Little Women—is also about growing up and failing to do so, about the bonds and rivalries between brothers and sisters, about the errors of parenting, and the loyalty of family. Readers will cheer on Tiffany while she discovers the true meaning of beauty and stands up to her mother, all in time to save one lost sister from self-destruction.


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What if you met your soulmate and didn’t realize it? What makes two people soulmates, is it something inherent, or is it similar life experiences?

These are the questions that got me writing this offbeat love story about an unnamed male narrator as he describes how each part of his life brought him closer to his soulmate, Amelia Johnson. But Amelia, a woman who spent her life hiding from her life and herself, may be running into the arms of the wrong man.

As she heals her family wounds with the help of her sister, will her soul-searching help her discover the man she truly loves and will that man be the one who truly loves her?


Do you ever wish life was more like a good novel where even tragedy makes sense? Bad things in life happen for no frickin’ reason—not a poetic one, or an ironic one or a symbolic one. They just happen. In novels the plot keeps thickening, but in life, the plot stagnates or goes on with no point or purpose in sight. This is what got me started on A Novel Existence.

Novels accompanied Leslie through her life, but right from the start they didn’t match up. Her mother’s saint-like struggle with post-polio syndrome serves no higher meaning, nor does Leslie get sweet revenge on all those 7th grade boys who called her "Gnarled Tooth." But the books offer her solace and escape, and more than anything, the controlled events of the novels give her hope that life has inherent purpose. Her two year old marriage to Mark Humboldt was supposed to be the happily ever after. But she’s finding out that life is not a novel and the happy ending is nothing more than an end. She hates her husband, the quiet days are strangling her, and she isn’t so certain that she likes her two children that she didn’t have a chance to raise. Can she learn to enjoy the peace and security she has longed for all her life, or is she going to make it the stuff of stories?


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