Are secrets worth the price they cost to keep?

Ten-year-old Tina Hamilton finds out the hard way.

In 1968, trouble erupts when northern exploitation threatens her tiny southern Appalachian town. Some folks blame the trouble on progress, some blame the space race and men meddling with the moon’s cycles, and some blame Tina’s father. A past he has hidden catches up to him.

The clash of progressive ideas and small town values escalates the collision of a father’s past and present.


Genre: Southern Fiction, Literary, Historical, Coming of Age
Publisher: Lighthouse Publishing
Publication Year: 2012

Most fairy tales have happy endings, but is it too late for this one?

Dragons of a different kind pursue Carrie Kruisselbrink.

In 1980 after college graduation, during the summer of her private rebellion, Carrie takes a job with the disgruntled town recluse, Mrs. Charlotte Rose Gordon, to help clear her husband’s name of a 1918 crime. But Carrie never expects to encounter her own fears, elusive dreams, and soul-searching.

As Mrs. Gordon unfolds the story of her oppressive childhood and delightful friendship with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz author, L. Frank Baum, Carrie and Mrs. Gordon find common ground in battling their respective dragons. In this modern day fairy tale that weaves through 1980 and the early 1900s, Mr. Baum’s influence impacts their own personal quests on a hero’s journey neither anticipates.


Genre: Dual Timeline, Literary

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