About my books
My books have two sections. LDS fiction (read "Mormon" for those of you who don't know what Latter-day Saints means) and mainstream.
My debut novel, Growing Up Gracie, is a young adult novel with Latter-day Saint themes. It was published by Cedar Fort Publishing Company in November of 2010. I hope you like it!
Burnt sienna, auburn or even ginger colored hair was what Gracie Fremont longed for as her bony fingers held waxy crayons next to her long locks one by one. But if the timid, skinny five-year-old were honest with herself, the closest match was brown. Plain old brown.
And that brown crayon defined Gracie Fremont’s life: Average.
Nothing difficult or unusual or even interesting ever happened to this little girl sandwiched in an LDS family of eight. But growing up in rural Cody, Wyoming, Gracie learns that lasting friendships, hidden talents and developing a testimony of her own are some of life’s most precious gifts. And finding true love is a fantastic bonus.
The A to Z Handbook to Mormon Culture (LDS non-fiction)
This is a co-author project I am working on with my awesome critique partner Bonnie Paulson. This takes the everyday stuff that "lifer" members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints take for granted and explains them to newbies. For instance, what's a Bishopric? Does that mean the Bishop's name is Rick? And what about Mormon Standard Time, is that a real thing?
Finished. On submission.
Danielle, Never The Bride (LDS Young Adult)
If you loved Growing Up Gracie, here is a little more from the All-Mormerican Family the Fremonts.
I am having a serious love/hate relationship with this book right now. We'll see where it goes. I was at 30K with this one and then scratched the whole thing and started over. Currently at 9,331.
Letters Never Sent (mainstream family saga)
When Lily Foster makes a major life change and discovers secrets about her ancestors she never bargained for, the first step of an exhilarating journey is taken. As she struggles with her own trials Lily finds a link that will take her from present day to that of her great-great grandmother Ailsa MacDonald Ritchie, making her own way from Scotland to Wyoming. This book is about a journey of redemption and a search for sense of self. And the realization that sometimes what we long for the most is the one thing that was right in front of us all along.
Letters Never Sent is a mainstream family saga about the women of the Ritchie family.
Done. On Submission.
Ever After, Emmy (mainstream romance)
Gorgeous Emmalene Stark had a perfect life laid out for her. But on the cusp of her upcoming wedding to life-long friend Lawrence, Emmy experiences her first adventure that leaves her wondering if this cookie-cutter life is all its cracked up to be.
Set in the 1950s, two intermingling love stories will leave you hoping Emmy finds all she's searching for.
Currently at 41,500 words.