Thelma the Unicorn

Thelma the Unicorn

Ahhh…celebrity.  So many people seem in search of fame.  How can they be special and have thousands if not millions of people telling them how great they are. Thelma, a darlingly plump horse, has a dream.  She yearns to be a unicorn.  Being a unicorn would make...
Long Way Down

Long Way Down

Will and his best friend Tony did what they always do when they hear the sound of bullets.  They “pressed ‘our” lips to the pavement.”  When the coast is clear they got up and brushed off the dust and turned to find the one body still lying there.  This time it’s...
Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine

Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine

On any given evening Mark Twain saw the day out by spinning a story for his two daughters as they got ready to pull up the covers and blow out the lights.   This is a story he made notes for but never published.  When the notes were discovered, the idea of completing...
Louis Undercover

Louis Undercover

All children need to see themselves in a story.  All children deserve to be reassured that other people can make sense of their lives for them…especially trusted older people known as authors. This story is for all the children in the world who have an alcoholic...
Red Again

Red Again

Ooohhhh!  The lure of one bright red book on a snowy day, waiting expectantly to be discovered.  A young boy on a bicycle spots the book and stops to gather it up. Hurrying home he climbs the stairs to his room where he excitedly opens the pages to enter the adventure...
Come With Me

Come With Me

In a world filled with anger and hatred comes a story that begins wi fear and rises.  A little girl perched on a seat in her living room watches the news blaring from the glat screen television.  The story over and over again is of “people against people”...
Saving Marty

Saving Marty

A father who earned a Bronze Star for saving a man’s life in battle and then died in a firefight ten weeks later.  A mom who struggles to hold onto her house and her farm.  A best friend who can sing like a dream.  This is the world of eleven-year-old Renzo....
Royal Bastards

Royal Bastards

Being a bastard blows. Tilla would know. Her father, Lord Kent of the Western Province, loved her as a child, but cast her aside as soon as he had trueborn children. At sixteen, Tilla spends her days exploring long-forgotten tunnels beneath the castle with her...
Player King

Player King

Oxford, England, 1486, King Henry the Sixth is on the throne having stolen the crown from the rightful King Richard.  A young scullery boy, Lambert Simnel,  is on his way to the bakery, stepping carefully through the mud and smelling the stench of the city after a...
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