The novel JENN & POLLY is taut literary fiction about the complexities of sisterhood and the oft-crossed boundaries of public/private choice.
When commuters capture photos and video of a naked, comatose woman under a park bench, the callousness of the images ignites the world.
Hard-driving CEO Jenn has spent her life rescuing her wild-child sister, but after Polly’s rape results in pregnancy, the two have very different ideas about what comes next. The details of their private debate leak to a Right-to-Life group, desperate to adopt Polly as the media star for their million-Faithful Rally. But if the increasing media attention exposes Jenn’s adolescent secrets, she fears she’ll lose everything. Including Polly.
An excerpt from the novel was Finalist in the Mendocino County Writer’s Conference (MCWC) Novel Contest.
I CAN ONLY TELL THIS ONCE is a short story about a girl who discovers a terrible secret about her younger brother when babysitting two neighborhood girls. The story was a finalist for a Whispering Prairie Press Writing Award and was published in Whirlwind.
SUZANNE, FINALLY is a novel in progress about the repercussions of reproductive choice of a different sort, the lengths families go to hide shame. The legacy Suzanne carries into adulthood.