Dear Readers and Fellow Bibliophiles: Here’s a blurb for my latest book, What My Sister Did: Seventeen-year-old Mimi finds an abandoned baby hidden in the family guest house. There’s only one answer to this startling discovery—her rebellious sister, Attie. Their parents are recently divorced, their mother suffering from depression, and Attie definitely can’t be relied … More What My Sister Did
“In this novel, a young woman, her mother, and a little girl get a second chance at life in a fitting venue: a secondhand shop.” —- Kirkus Reviews Twenty-three-year-old Liza swore she’d never go home, but after her divorce, she returns to live with her mother. As Liza attempts to start life over, she’s forced … More Minnie’s Antique & Curiosity Shoppe
Jadeite’s Journey is my first young adult book. Jadeite’s perfect world unravels when she discovers secrets spinning all around her. Everyone–from her new boyfriend to her own father–is hiding something! Society in 2616 has eliminated pollution, sickness, poverty, and crime. Sounds perfect, right? Technology has created awesome types of entertainment such as a climbing wall—without a wall—where … More My Latest Books!
Sometimes the plot for a story can arise from the smallest idea. Newspaper headlines, a coworker’s story, an intriguing person you’ve met, an usual accident, or even lyrics from a song may inspire an author. Basically, anything that triggers a writer’s interest can be the seed for a new story. At a recent book event, I spoke about the … More Where do you get your ideas?
From WILLA Finalist and LAURA Award winner, Lucinda Stein, comes this diverse collection of stories about women who struggle. From a runaway girl to a young woman with a lost career to a traditional woman of the 1880s who turns rogue, these tales range in time and place but all tell the story of women … More Stories of Strong Women
Sanctuary: Family, Friends, & Strangers, a collection of stories … More 2015 Colorado Book Award finalist