Death and Grieving

In Your Shoes

Four middle-schoolers navigate blossoming boy-girl romances, attending their first school dance, dealing with parents and the older generations, and managing anxieties over various issues.  Miles sometimes overthinks problems and is an obsessive worrier. His Grandpop Billy, who is wheelchair-bound because… Read More ›

Like Never and Always

Sixteen-year-old Olivia (Liv) and seventeen-year-old Morgan are best friends driving home in a convertible late at night with their boyfriends, brothers Nathan and Clay.  Neither of the girls is wearing a seat belt (since they’re only driving five miles after… Read More ›

Nine

NINE sets the story with this opener: “In the summer of 1808, in a world parallel to our own, the sun flared, the sky turned orange, and the clouds gathered.  It rained torrentially for months straight.  After this “summer of… Read More ›

The Cheerleaders

Five cheerleaders from Sunnybrook High die within two months of each other from a car crash, a suicide and a murderous attack—at least that’s what Monica Rayburn (younger sister of one of the cheerleaders) and the rest of the world… Read More ›

Neverworld Wake

This fantasy/mystery/time-bending novel has some bad language, violence, and sex talk but not a lot of any of it. A small group of friends who are students at an exclusive high school fall out after the inexplicable death of one… Read More ›

The Museum of Us

Sadie is the only child of hippie-ish parents who live a rather vagabond but not irresponsible lifestyle.  When she is eleven they all are in a terrible car crash and are left hanging upside down for hours until being rescued. … Read More ›

Ash Princess

Lady Thora has been a ward of the Kaiser’s court since his Kalovaxian warriors conquered Astrea, her home country, and enslaved what survivors escaped the initial slaughter.  As the daughter of the murdered Astrean queen, Thora is kept in a… Read More ›

Fadeaway

Samantha and Reagan have been besties many years and are planning their transition to freshman year of high school.  Both are athletic, and in particular they are outstanding basketball players.  Just before school starts Reagan dies suddenly of an undiagnosed… Read More ›