Dysfunctional Relationships

Eden Summer

This book is set in West Yorkshire, and it is a pleasure to be reminded of the beauty of the are Two high school girls have been friends since they were tiny tykes.  One, Eden, seems to be a golden… Read More ›

Sneak Thief

Twelve-year-old Belle “Hush” Cantrell lives a ragged life. Her mom tells her she’s ugly and useless and, when her low-life thug boyfriend is around, sends her off on errands to get her out of the way. Belle tells people she’s… Read More ›

Just Fly Away

An attractive, successful family of two parents and two teenage daughters is thrown into turmoil when the father reveals he has an 8-yr-old son living in town, the result of an extramarital fling.  The husband’s wife had long known and… Read More ›

The Memory Trees

A 16-year-old girl has been living with her dad and step-mom in Florida for 8 years, since the tragic death of an older sister in Vermont.  Her birth mom in Vermont had a mental breakdown and was judged unsuitable to… Read More ›

Strange Star

Felix, a free black man who has sailed from America via the French coast city of Calais to England, has found himself employed as a servant working for Lord Byron at the Villa Diodati in Switzerland. Visiting Lord Byron are… Read More ›

Now Is Everything

A wealthy family is ruled by a bullying tyrant of a husband/father.  Everyone has learned to tiptoe around the triggers that set him off. There is no sexual abuse but there is much physical and psychological violenc The oldest child… Read More ›

Before Now

Atty is the daughter of a Haitian immigrant-turned-policeman and Native American woman who is a nurse or some kind of caregiver. They both work long hours, and she’s left to herself a lot. She is a smart girl and a… Read More ›

Jek/Hyde

A modern re-telling of the Jekyll and Hyde story set in a high school world.  Frequent bad language, primarily abusing the name of Jesus Christ and then supplementing with variations of the F-word and shit or ass.  Frequent sexual references,… Read More ›

Good and Gone

A 15-year-old girl goes on a road trip with her clinically depressed older brother and gay next-door neighbor to find a rock star who’s gone missing.  Along the way they meet interesting characters and learn things about themselves and others…. Read More ›