Yep, I just added this page because guess what, folks? I’m moving up from part time blogger and heartworm-prevention- handout-writer to novelist!
Although I’ve always been a big writer and a HUGE reader, it wasn’t until Cam’s diagnosis that the dam broke. I’ve got so many stories to tell — most of them completely made up and not one bit related to pediatric cancer, special needs kids or veterinary medicine — and I’m furiously working to get them down on paper and out to agents and publishers. I’ll keep you posted on my progress with my various projects on this page and also a little insight into my writer’s brain.
Because LIFE IS TOO SHORT to not do what you love!!!
Works in Progress:
What do you do when your baby has a brain tumor? You save him, of course! This is the true story of Cameron and his brain, edited from my journal to make some kind of sense, from the day he woke up acting like a one-handed zombie to the day we landed back home in Colorado after his life-saving radiation treatments. Browse through my blog posts and the About Us page and you’ll get the gist.
The manuscript is long, and it needs polishing, but it’s just sitting here, patiently waiting for an agent…
At least it has pictures!
Lies My Mother Told Me
Paige Vaughn is a high school senior who suddenly loses her mother to complications from cancer. Shaken by her loss, friendless and living in a strange town with her controlling — and often violent — grandfather, Paige finds her best ally is the homeless, alcoholic aunt she barely knows.
But Aunt Rhiannon is not all that she seems. She’s funny and vulgar, and generous in her own way, but she’s keeping secrets from Paige. Secrets about who Paige’s mother really was, and what happened to her father. And the more Paige tries to find them, the harder Rhiannon covers them up, until it doesn’t matter anymore…because when the truth comes out, it will likely get them both killed.
This story is rattling around in my head still, but I think it will be about a woman and her son, in the mountains, without proper footwear and maybe (probably) with a bad guy chasing them…