* Honorable Mention, 2012 San Francisco Book Festival!
* Finalist, 2011 Leapfrog Press Fiction Contest!
Heart's Blood is a novel of place, filled with lyrical and cinematic descriptions of the
grasslands and vistas of the southern Arizona border, the changing seasons, and the people who are
part of the rich mix of rural life at the end of the 20th
century. On one level
it brims with those themes that scream at us daily from the media about the evils of the drug trade,
illegal immigration, human smuggling, and the plight of those caught up in the
drama of life on both sides of the border.
But at the most fundamental level it transcends place and time,
for it is a tale of secrets kept and revealed, blood ties versus emotional
ties, blood spilled and blood passed on from generation to generation, family
to family. See Editorial Reviews!
The Happiness Lottery - The Happiness Lottery is a collection of intertwined personal journeys: Anna's difficult path back to health after a devastating accident and her metamorphosis from a surly adolescent into a mature young woman; Elizabeth's passage from a horribly damaged early life to existence as a bitter older woman and beyond, to hope and peace; finally, Peter's brave struggle to overcome his own personal demons and a final confrontation with his destiny. Written with compassion and a deep perception of human relationships, The Happiness Lottery lingers in the mind long after the last page is turned.See Reader Reviews!