New Interviews

Leading up to Violet Yorke’s six-month book birthday in September, I’ve got a plethora of stuff coming up.

Children’s author Laura Roettinger is doing a giveaway on Violet Yorke.

Fellow Darkstoke author Kateri Stanley did an amazing author spotlight on lil old me.

Kid lit author Mary Boone joined in with a six questions blog.

Angela Wren, a Darkstroke author, highlighted me on her blog.

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Exciting Announcement!

I’m thrilled, delighted (fill in the adjective) to say that the wonderfully creative and talented David Deen has agreed to do a series of original character sketches for Violet Yorke. I’ve wanted to do this for the longest time because while I see Violet and all the other characters in my head, I’m not an artist. I can barely draw a straight line. So for inspiration, I’ve been using free stock photos from that era.

But it wasn’t enough. I wanted to see Violet on the page.

This is not my first time working with an artist, so I had a pretty good idea of what I didn’t want.





But finding the right illustrator proved daunting. Because like my determined poor little rich girl, if I was going to do it, I was going to do it right. Or not at all. And I was prepared to wait to find the right artist.

And then serendpity knocked on my door.

I am forever in debit to the amazing Kaz Windness for hooking me up with David. The moment I saw David’s kid lit black and white sketches, I had chills–no lie. I knew in my heart that I wanted David and when I explained what I wanted to do, my vision and aspirtations, he got it immediatley.

I can’t wait to see what David comes up with, but in the meantime, please check out his work at

My Debut Middle Grade Novel or From Zero to Warp Speed

New Year’s Day 2022: I get an email from a publishe: we want a Zoom call with you. I say, okay.

February 23, 2022: the book the publisher wanted to discuss with me is now available for pre-order on Amazon Kindle.

The book my editor called a gem will be officially launched on April 4th, 2022. Three months after, per my contract, it will be available as a hard cover.




And finding like minded people who believe in you.

My overnight success story that only took years.


Exclusive link to pre-order for less than a Starbucks coffee