Books.

These are my various projects, in various states of completion.

Somehow You’re Sitting Here

Courtesy of FlightyClouds at DeviantArt.

Courtesy of FlightyClouds at DeviantArt.

While some might think that moving from backwoods Arkansas to a Southern California beach town would offer the chance for a fresh start, sixteen year-old Rachel Cole knows better. As the daughter of a Southern Baptist preacher, Rachel knows the rules: keep your head down, be quiet, and smile. It’s the perfect recipe for a boring, drama-free sophomore year at Skinner Magnet School for the Arts.

Except things aren’t quite as boring as Rachel expects. After a disastrous first date with a deacon’s son, she escapes into the world of high school theatre. She scores a leading role in the spring musical, no small feat for someone who’s never tread the boards before. Under the guidance of her new friends Cass and Jenna, Rachel begins to find her voice and question the rules that have kept her quiet for so long.

 

We Belong to the Light

Beleaguered by nightmares about her dead father, sixteen year-old Amber Creig simply wants to survive the next year and a half, until she can leave for college. When her cousin, friend, and confidante, Toby, is institutionalized for hearing the voices of his dead family, she becomes afraid that he’ll spill her secrets. When Amber’s paranoia leads to the collapse of her carefully maintained facade, she learns that, while Toby has kept her secrets, maybe it’s time for her to speak out.