Here’s What Readers Are Saying


I’m still celebrating The Flight of the Spark’s December 3 launch. And rejoicing that I’m already hearing from readers. Here are just a few of their comments: From two of the Amazon reviews: What an…

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Flight of the Spark Launches December 3!


Six years in the making, Flight of the Spark will launch on December 3. I can hardly believe it. Flight of the Spark will be available at all the major booksellers in both electronic and…

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The Babies are Screaming to Get Out


“I think the babies are screaming to get out.” That’s what my four-year-old grandson said about his yet to be born twin brothers, now at 34 weeks.  I suspect their mother shares the sentiment. While…

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Cover Reveal: Flight of the Spark


One of the most exciting things about writing a book is producing the cover. Seeing the cover image makes the book feel real. That all the months of labor are producing a tangible result. That…

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The Lure of a Mountain Trail


Have you ever felt the allure of a mountain trail? It beckons, tempting you to explore its length and to discover what lies around the next bend or on the other side of a hill….

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The Traders of Tlefas


Traders play a big part in Raising Fear, especially three friends. Tarkio Tarkio is the first trader that Iskra, our heroine, meets. He’s serious and responsible. Usually. He makes one fatal mistake, thinking he’s just…

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Meet the Riskers


The villagers in Tlefas all know to shun the savage, barbaric riskers. But have they been told the truth about this outcaste group? As I’ve written about them, I’ve tried to imagine what they’d look…

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The People of Tlefas, Part 1


I’m getting close to finishing Raising Fear! Now that I’ve got the events of the story straight, I’m ready to move on to more detailed editing. And that means, among other things, knowing just what…

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Raising Fear

Iskra (Raising Fear)

  Duty. Desire. Destiny. How far would you go to be safe… to be free…to be loved?   Iskra doesn’t question the rules. The rules are there to keep her safe from those who are…

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In Memoriam: Anjuli Seth Nayak, MD


My goal was to break the shackles of bondage I felt in India, to flee the social stigma of being a woman, and the battles I had to fight just to have a career. The…

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