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Novel-In-Progress Bookcamp & Writing Retreat, Inc.
Writing Prompts in 22 Categories

Ebook, $2.99 and print, $5.99
42 pages

"The genre definitions, writing prompts, and gentle exercises in any of the categories are for you, author, to borrow and wring to fit your unique situation. Look for the solution to your character’s woe in any category: ,journalism or setting, youth writing, research, or the pages on writing middles or beginnings."

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Undercut Fox Ridge Publications, September 2020

When you are loved, you have everything to lose…

Lily Masters was born with a deformity that shaped her life. When she, white and rural-raised, and Cam Taylor, a biracial army medic and literary professor who left his work under a cloud of suspicion, meet, fall in love, and get engaged, Lily decides it’s time to take control of her body in order to feel whole. She schedules plastic reconstructive surgery in Texas and leaves Cam and her nephew Kenny, also of mixed heritage, who they’re planning to adopt, back home in Wisconsin to wait.

Just when they thought they were safe, terror strikes again when a ring of human organ black marketers exact revenge. As their friends and family gather around them, Cam and Lily wonder about their future together and whether being whole is a solitary or communal endeavor.

$5.99 Ebook $15.99 Print
ISBN-13: 978-1-0879-1022-2
Electronic ISBN: 978-1-0879-1023-9
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Crazy Creek Christmas December, 2019
from Pelican Ventures
a stand-alone holiday novella

Crazy Creek, Wyoming fits Leah Hanes’ life. Running on fumes and bald tires when her engine quit, she thanks heaven for Cookie and Jeanette Wimmer who give her a temporary job in their diner, then recommend her to the Rocking J Ranch as a winter cook. Leah arrives at the ranch to realize Gil, widowed son-in-law of the former owners, needs more than a cook. Noel Johansen, heir of the Rocking J, happily left for the big city years ago. When he loses his family in a terrible accident, the best thing for everyone is to sell the place, ditch the memories, and move on. The ranch represents Noel’s future and it becomes more important than ever to sell when more tragedy leaves him with nothing.

But memories can’t be bought and sold, nor can a broken conscience heal itself. Home and future are irrevocably tied in Crazy Creek.


 The Fancy Cat Mysteries!

From Pelican Ventures LLC and Fox Ridge Publications

Meow Mistletoe, a holiday extravaganza novella - Dec 2018
Ivy has just cause to be wary of men. Her long-time fiancé backed out of their wedding. The slow fizzle of their undramatic relationship leaves her wondering if romance is a myth. Then, Adam, an intriguing new member of her pet organization, catches Ivy’s attention. When Ivy agrees to help a clingy friend find her missing pet, she learns that true love doesn’t need theatrics. There’s hope for Adam and Ivy, if only their cats would approve.

EBook $2.99
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Meow Mayhem  January 2019
After being left at the altar, Ivy Amanda McTeague Preston uproots herself and her cat, an Egyptian Mau named Memnet, from her boring and lonely life to start over at the urging of Mayor Conklin, a fellow pedigreed Mau owner.

Ready to move in a fresh direction, Adam Thompson, accepts the mayor’s invitation and uproots himself and his beloved Mau, Isis, to open a branch of his trendy bookstore and coffee shop in the small town. When Ivy takes a mysterious message while the mayor is away on business, only her criminology professor mom and Adam believe there’s something rotten in Apple Grove. In love with Apple Grove and with Adam, Ivy hopes to carry on their romance while saving the town from further mayhem.

Ebook $5.99
Print: $15.99  ISBN: 

Hardcover large print release: May 8, 2019  $29.99 ISBN: 978-1432864835
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Meow Matrimony 
 Feb 2019
Ivy Preston has waited a long time to get married. This time she plans to do more than make it to the altar. But when Ivy tries to do a good deed and stumbles over a body, she and her former fiancé, Stanley, are accused of the crime. Ivy hopes she's not the only one who believes in their innocence. Through the love and support of her mom, fiancé, and friends, Ivy is determined to clear Stanley's good name, and her own. With nuptials looming, Ivy hopes not only to find a killer, but to make it to her own wedding.

EBook $5.99
Print $16.99 ISBN: 978-15223984-0
Hardcover Large Print $29.99 (July 10, 2019) ISBN-13: 978-1432864835

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Meow Missing March 2020
When newlywed Ivy’s mother shares disturbing news about her sister-in-law, Ivy vows to find her missing aunt and her aunt’s mysterious husband.

Home in Apple Grove after a shortened honeymoon, Ivy is confronted with her first quandary of married life: admit to her husband that she picked up a piece of garbage that turns out to be the tip of the iceberg of an international smuggling ring, or toss the evidence? While seeking advice from her mom, retired criminal studies professor Geneva Preston, Ivy learns her aunt is missing in South America. Ivy happens upon a robbery and is kidnapped by desperados demanding a response to the terrible plight of itinerant coffee workers. Smugglers, itinerant coffee workers, fair trade labeling practices, Apple Fest, and more drama with Ivy’s former fiancé Stanley are the latest wrinkles in Ivy and Adam’s life. When they get to settle down to enjoy their new marriage is anyone’s guess.

304 pp
$19.99 Print
$3.99 Ebook

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From Fox Ridge Publications, September 1, 2016
Requiem for the Innocents

Justice, mercy, and humbleness collide when four people pray for different answers to the same situation. How will God answer all of them?

What is wrong with trying to cure cancer? Brother Able, hospice chaplain, asks himself that question every day. His boss, Dr. Rich Bernard, performs closet genetic experiments at Paradise House. He blackmails Able into keeping his secret. When a grieving husband asks Able to pray for his dying wife, Able finally breaks his silence and wades into battle for those innocents in her life. If he wins, it won’t be only Libby’s family he saves.

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Meet Danny and Shelly, a most unlikely couple. He's Wisconsin natural, a farm boy with stars in his eyes, she's Hollywood royal, trying to make a name for herself with her own movie and advertising promotion company. When they meet on the set, it's fireworks all right...the kind that can spark more than fire. Follow their story through three novellas.

From Prism/Pelican Book Group, March 25, 2016
Everything About You
Love Is...series
Romantic novella

She needs a movie set miracle, he needs cash...can a farmer morph into a movie star in five days? 

If Shelly has her way, Danny will become America’s next heartthrob and she’ll get her own promotions company. He’s already gorgeous, a little naive, and needs to work on that accent. Shelly is about to lose a lot more than her heart if she can’t get a handle on her wounded pride and learn who to trust.

Purchase: Kindle stand alone - $2.99
Bundled Print book with two other novellas in the series $13.99

Everything About Us
Pelican Book Group Ponder This series, March 2020

121 pp, Ebook only $3.99

Danny Winston, America's newest heartthrob, thinks he can have it all—his dream business and the girl. He's sure he can convince Shelly, the woman who made it all possible, to marry him. When things keep going wrong, Danny can't ask her to be a partner in failure.

Shelly Colter isn't sure she can give up her California-style life with all the glamour for a move to quaint, rural Wisconsin. At first, she thought Danny, her leading-man protégé, was all she needed, but when things get serious, her secret might ruin everything.

When Danny and Shelly realize they have a common enemy thwarting their dreams, they can choose to fight for each other or risk losing out to fear. It's an epic he-thinks, she-thinks, with the truth somewhere in between. Will they stop worrying everything beyond their control and rely on God first, then each other?

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Everything Noel
Pelican Book Group Holiday Extravaganza, December 2020
90 pp, $2.99 Ebook only

It’s a little bit “Wonderful Life” meets “Gift of the Magi”
Welcome to a funny and poignant holiday tale of mysterious calls and miscommunication as Shelly and Danny’s first Christmas together approaches. Finding the perfect gift is only the tip of the iceberg of distress for these newlyweds.

Shelly wants to continue to build her public relations firm from rural Wisconsin and agrees to do a big favor for her godfather. Danny Winston, aka Winston Daniels of Hollywood fame, is desperate to rebuild his burned dreams and help his family when his niece faces a medical crisis.

Danny overhears a conversation which leads him to assume his impending fatherhood while Shelly overhears Danny tell a caller he’s signing papers which leads her to assume she’s losing him. Can these two manage to untangle their web in time to celebrate their first Christmas?

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The First Children of Farmington series 
Visit each book page for more information, facts and fun sites to visit, 
Irish theme coloring pages to download, link of Potawatomi language, and more
Now available as Audio Books on

The Potawatomi Boy
ISBN-13: 978-0985621520

Green Leaf’s cousins are all older than he and don’t like to play fair. He longs for a friend his own age he can play with, explore and fish with. When he meets a Luxembourger boy, Henri, Green Leaf is sure they could become friends, but Henri’s words are strange to Green Leaf. How can they play and explore together?

Green Leaf’s mother says, “Friends learn to speak one another’s words.” But will Green Leaf learn to say his friend’s words well enough to save Henri when he falls into danger?

Paperback, 36 pp. Fully illustrated with a two-page hidden pictures spread. Glossary, References included

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The German Girl
ISBN: 979-8-8690-6243-7

Huldah Hartz loves to watch the butterflies and grasshoppers. The flowers around her new home are pretty, especially the ones that grow close to the dark woods, where Papa and Mama say she must not play. When Bessie the cow wanders away, Huldah's mother sends the curious girl to find the cow and bring her home. But Bessie doesn't want to come, and Huldah doesn't know which way to go. As night falls, Huldah crouches by an oak tree. How will she ever find her way home? Who will save her from the wild animals her father warned her about?

Paperback, 36 pp. Fully illustrated with a two-page hidden pictures spread. Glossary, References included.

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ISBN: 979-8-8690-6165-2
Winner of Wisconsin Writers Association Jade Ring, Excellence in fiction for young people

How can John learn to love a new stepfather?

When John Klessig's father dies suddenly, Mama marries Mr. Ernst, who is very different from Papa. His beard and his boots are big, and he doesn't want to help new families the same way Papa did with the inn. Without warning, fire threatens the village. John and all his neighbors, including the Indians, help each other as friends. But where is Mr. Ernst? How can John and his new stepfather learn to love and respect each other?

Paperback, 36 pp. Fully illustrated with a two-page hidden pictures spread. Glossary, References included.

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ISBN 979-8-8690-6183-6
How can one boy change the minds of his neighbors?

When Matthew LaCraft’s father gives up his ship, the Mary Jean, Matthew is going to have to stay home and go to school. Worse, it’s a new school his father helped to build. Matthew would much rather go to school with the boys he knows in Boltonville. When a Potawatomi boy, Green Leaf, attends the new school, not all the neighbors are happy. What can Matthew do to help everyone get along? Will his plan work?

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ISBN 979-8-8690-5054-0

How can Marie fit in with her new friends? 
Marie Brinker moved to America with her family. Her friends have new ways of dressing and talking, and making crafts. Will the new sewing machines take away her father’s tailoring work? Will Papa like his new quilt instead of his featherbed? When her neighbor Augusta makes a poor choice at the county fair, Marie must decide who is a true friend and what new customs to follow.

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Print ISBN 978-0-9856215-7-5

Who can Ann find for a grandfather?

With so many aunts and uncles, why doesn’t Ann Riley have a grandfather? Her friend, Katie Murphy, has a special grandfather who tells stories and remembers all the things he did at home in Ireland. When Katie’s little sister tells Ann that everyone has to have a grandfather, Ann decides to find one of her own. She asks all her neighbors to be her grandfather. But Green Leaf’s grandfather doesn’t speak the same language, the miller is too busy, the store owner too important, the cooper too fussy, the bagpipe player too loud, and Father Rehrl away too much. Who can be Ann’s grandfather?

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The Buried Treasure Mysteries


The Last Bequest (originally released as The Gold Standard from Barbour Publishing, 2009)
Book One 
When schoolteacher Judy Winters’s aunt dies, Judy returns to the farm to figure out how to handle her handicapped inheritance, her glib boyfriend Graham, Aunt Louise’s possible murder, the handsome farmer next door who couldn’t have done it, and one very opinionated cat.

ISBN Print 978-0990428169
$2.99 eBook 
$14.95 paperback

The Map Quilt

Book Two
Death in rural Wisconsin is only the beginning to new chaos in Robertsville. 

What do a stolen piece of revolutionary agricultural equipment, a long-buried skeleton in the yard, and an old quilt with secrets have in common? Hart and Judy Wingate, who met in The Gold Standard, are back to solve the mystery of The Map Quilt. Hart’s new battery design could forever change the farm implement industry. But after the death of Hart’s most confrontational colleague in a fire that destroys Hart’s workshop, the battery is missing. 

ISBN Print 978-0985621506
$2.99 eBook
$14.95 paperback

The Newspaper Code
Book Three
Judy Wingate, a new mom, and her NOT-BFF, nosy reporter Olivia Hargrove, team up in a testy relationship to solve the murder of elderly civil servant Esme Espe who may have uncovered millions of dollars of missing city treasury money. Old friends and new ones join the race to find the money before the murderer.

ISBN Print 978-0985621513$2.99 eBook 
$12.95 paperback


Healing Grace Grace has a secret.
Just like her aunt, and her grandmother before her, she could fix anyone with a touch, at a cost she never questioned -- until her husband developed cancer and died. Believing no one would forgive her for not being able to save him, Grace runs from the life she knew, hoping even God wouldn’t find her in a little out-of-the-way town in Michigan. It takes a very sick man and his little boy to help her face her past, accept who she is and battle her way back to redemption. Just when she and Ted begin to hope for the future, he relapses. Grace faces the ultimate choice once again: Trust God to work through her precious gift, or let a terminally ill man die. What if the price is more than she can pay?

eBook $2.99, Print: $14.95
Print 9780990428190
Ebook 9780996768344

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Forces of Nature Series


NOTE: Meander Scar is temporarily out of print, but will return before the final book in the series, Mir Rising, releases fall 2023

Meander Scar...
Love can heal even the deepest scars …
After seven years with no clue as to the whereabouts of Ann Ballard’s missing husband, nearly everyone presumes him dead.

Winner of the Grace Award for excellence in Inspirational Fiction.

Centrifugal Force  Book 2 of Forces of Nature  From Fox Ridge, Dec 2017
Former lovers attempt to rectify the past to save their children and preserve the fragile world in crisis.

Rachel Michels made a poor choice which resulted in her biggest blessing, her daughter, Maeve. When the father of that blessing returns decades later, she knows he wants something she’d taken from him. Professor Gervas Friedemann returns to Wisconsin, seeking a missing ancient artifact, along with help for his oldest daughter who is suffering from a rare genetic blood disorder.

ISBN-13: 978-0-9967683-6-8
Electronic ISBN: 978-0-9967683-7-5
$16.99 print
$2.99 ebook

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Parhelion Book 3   From Fox Ridge March 2019
Maeve Michels hit earth hard, falling in love with a former Air Force test pilot. No longer in the military, Harry Kane’s mysterious work as a consultant for a space engineering company piques Maeve’s interest. Maeve’s sixth sense says there’s more to Harry than he’s telling her, but with the world about to fall apart, she must decide to trust him with her future. With war no longer empty threats and posturing, Maeve and Harry are about to take part in the most important experiment in human history. Bigger secrets threaten not only their survival but their fragile co-existence with the cosmos.

$2.99 ebook
$17.95 print
ISBN 978-0-9967683-5-1
Electronic ISBN 978-0-9967683-9-9

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FreeQuincy Radio Theater!

Visit the website to listen to episodes and find out more about us.
The following are episodes that I wrote.

As the Neuron is Lost, episode 1
A campy, sudsy radio soap set at Myra Memorial Crossroad Hospital, where
"We Fix Broken Hearts"

As the Neuron is Lost, episode 2, coming
As the Neuron is Lost, episode 3, coming

Gangster's Ghostcapade
During Prohibition, the feds aren't the only ones upholding the law in Barneveld, Wisconsin

Spring Cleaning Invasion
In 1948 Wisconsin is a lot more attractive to aliens than dusty New Mexico