an upper middle grade fantasy series
"An engaging and exciting tale, truly the perfect approachable fantasy." Indies Today - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Briana, Princess of Predonia, has lived a happy and sheltered life. Then, in a single night, her father's kingdom is overthrown, her family is murdered, and centuries of peace are violently shattered. Fleeing for her life, Brie is rescued by Flinton, Derek, and Kove, three powerful protectors who take her under their wing and bring her to their secret stronghold deep in the mountains. There, Brie learns about the Blameless, people who receive magical gifts from the gods after performing acts of unparalleled selflessness. Among the Blameless, Brie discovers an amazing new world, gaining witty and resourceful companions as she strives to master the mysterious power within her. She aims to seek justice for her family, and, one day, to take back her people's freedom.
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News & Events
The Blameless was chosen winner in the Pre-Teen Fiction category of the 15th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards! It was an honor to receive this validation from such a highly esteemed organization.
RVA Book Festival
I participated in a panel of middle-grade authors at the RVA Virtual Booklovers Festival. We discussed why this genre is important and how it can be used to develop children who love to read into curious and compassionate adults. Click on the image to see my virtual booth video.
Interview with Brian Feinblum
It was a lot of fun working together with Brian Feinblum and I got some great marketing tips. He has helped authors market and promote their books for the past 3 decades. Check out his award winning blog to read his interview with me.
The Kingdoms of The Blameless
My very first job was as a scribe in a library. I was raised by my father, and he passed a love of reading to me, especially fantasy. I have passed this same love on to my seven children and, as a result, much of my adult life has been spent in the realms of their make-believe kingdoms, giving me firsthand experience with the whimsical workings of their young minds. I’ve shared my own stories with them at bedtime, but never chose to write them down until an idea that I just couldn’t ignore blazed into my mind . I live with my family in Ohio, and when I'm not busy navigating the seas of motherhood, working as a nurse, or castle-hopping and enjoying fine wine and chocolate with my husband, I can be found writing the sequel to The Blameless or dreaming up other tales.