When I was in the fifth grade, I wrote a ten-page story for a school assignment that made my dad laugh, great big belly laughs that rolled out of him, the sweetest sound in the world. My writing career was born in that moment.
I graduated magna cum laude from Whitworth University with a BA in English. It took me ten years to complete my novel, The Protest, which was inspired by the real-life religious hijacking of my two daughters. I was fortunate to have my book accepted by Barnes & Noble at the corporate level, which gave me access for readings at B&N bookstores all over the country. I am currently working on another novel and several short stories.
The Protest is endorsed by the late Dr. Richard Gardner, Clinical Professor of Child Psychiatry, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, author of Parental Alienation Syndrome.
The novel is also endorsed by cult and brainwashing expert, Steven Hassan, author of Combating Cult Mind Control and Releasing the Bonds.
The Communicator says: “Characters are so alive you can smell their perfume when they walk into a room…This work is a diamond with many facets, each sparkle a reflection of the craft of the writer. The Protest gets an A+ and goes to the top of your reading list.”
Midwest Book Review chose the novel for “Reviewer’s Choice,” and says “The Protest is an intensely involving, deftly written saga.”
Ron Chapman of KUNM-FM radio says: “The Protest is a compelling novel that has an important and timely message.”