I'm from the west coast of California, born and raised on the beaches of Redondo, Venice, Huntington, Sunset and Seal Beach. I learned to surf at an early age, using the hulking long-board, but then settling on the sleek California Creative design. Where I came from, salt was thick in the air and the seagulls scribbled graceful lines in the sky. I learned to fish and captain my own boat, and sailed on many wondrous adventures. The sea is my true mate and lover.
became a star gazer and bought my own large telescope, enjoying numerous
star parties. Betcha don't know what a star party is, do you? Guess
what...I found the second star on the right, but that's my secret to
I became a story teller.
I'm a diehard frantic creator of Young Adult fiction, whether it's
paranormal, science fiction, suspense or fantasy. I believe in pure
escapism with unceasing action adventure and discovery. If you want a
moral message or cultural statement, you're apt to get a small one. But
let me tell you something, honey, I'm here to make you laugh until you
gag, cry until you're comatose and tear out tufts of your hair.
young adult lit needs a resurrection. How soon we've forgotten about
Harry Potter, Hunger Games, Divergent and Twilight. Oh, the mania! Where
has it gone? Are we losing our young readers? We need something really
fresh and new. I and several writers are going to pour everything we
have into that end. You are the kindly judge--help us get there and we
It’s a Little Taste Of What’s coming Up. There’s a Storm
Brewing…It’s Going To Hurl You Off Your Feet And Twist You Into A knot.
You Best Name Your Beneficiary Now. You’ll Be Toast.
When seventeen-year-old Jory Pike
cannot shake the hellish nightmares of her parent’s death, she turns to an old
family heirloom, a dream catcher. Even though she’s half blood Chippewa,
Jory thinks old Indian lore is so yesterday, but she’s willing to give it a try.
However, the dream catcher has had its fill of
nightmares from an ancient and violent past.
After a sleepover party and during one of Jory’s most horrific dream
episodes, the dream catcher explodes, sucking Jory and her three friends into
its own world of trapped nightmares—a place where there’s no color or
electricity, the houses are derelict, and the streets are filled with murderers
They are now trapped in the web world,
where every nightmare and evil spirit has been kept in quarantine, and these spirit
beasts will stop at nothing to halt Jory and her friend’s passage through the
realm. Jory leads her friends through
the web maze, following the clues of her ancestors. She’ll have to decipher the strange
footprints, path markers, and a mysterious riddle. It all leads to the burning light that sears
a hole through the middle of the earth.
But is that the tunnel of light where people really go when they die? Or is it the Indian light of salvation—the
circle of life—the hole in the web? She
soon discovers that she is the key and that none of her friends can escape this
upside-down world unless she summons the courage to make the first step.