Now available at Amazon and Barns & Noble online! Madam Pantaloons: Gold Rush Pioneer, a nonfiction book for 3rd through 5th grade children. Jeanne Marie Suize emigrated to California from France in 1849 with the intention of mining gold. She was a very successful miner who insisted on wearing men’s trousers in her everyday work. She proved her worth in the mines and also as a vintner, producing more wine on her ranch than anyone else in Amador County. Despite her success in business, however, she was arrested three times for (illegally) wearing trousers. She died at the age of 68, having lived her life the way she wanted to live it, free and unencumbered by the expectations of her gender.

Unexpected Findings, a YA/Adult novel. Thirteen-year-old La’Teesha Baxter (Tess), a runaway foster youth, is struggling to survive on her own when she meets Irv, an 85-year-old widower with a hoarding problem and a reluctance to leave his house.  The two eventually find that by overcoming their mutual mistrust, they can each gain from the relationship. When Irv has a stroke and Tess disappears, the tension rises. 

Click here to read the first chapter.
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Link to Midwest Book Review Feb. 2021
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