| ||"Designer Kid," short story in Shelter of Daylight, Autumn 2011
||A 14-year-old's deepest secret gets out, putting him on the run.
|| ||"Tropical Elevation," Long and Short Reviews Thrifty Thursday short story, September 9, 2010
||A young woman recovers from clinical depression, takes the trip of a lifetime and--just possibly--finds love.
| ||"Reading Between the Lines," short story in True Confessions, August 2010
||Grandma has a secret that her young twin grandchildren force her to address.
||"New Territory," short story in Atomjack Magazine, November 2009
||A young human girl on an exploratory spaceship makes a big mistake that highlights just how difficult growing up is.
||"Designer Kid," short story in Crossed Genres Magazine, September 2009
||A 14-year-old's deepest secret gets out, putting him on the run.||SF|
||The Show Must Go On, novella, BookStrand, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Reader, HTML, Mobipocket, and Kindle e-book formats and print version AVAILABLE NOW!, 2009
||Allyson Parker is in many ways the stereotypical shy librarian.
She finds an outlet for her wilder side, though, by performing in community theater, where she can become someone else—someone
infinitely more interesting and more confident. In the premiere of a new musical comedy, partnered in her first romantic lead
with newcomer Matt Dauer, she begins to hope that life can imitate art. But she must overcome her bashfulness and self-doubts,
cultivated by years of frequent relocations, in order to keep his interest.|
Matt has just moved to Washington, D.C.
from Chicago to escape a cheating, diva ex-girlfriend. However, he is also now far from his parents and two brothers. His
greatest desire is to create a new family as tight-knit as the one he grew up in. In the short-term, he’d just like
to make some new friends to help him forget all he left behind. He must return to that past, though, when his ex is involved
in a serious car accident and he is called on to help. Unfortunately, his benevolent act may mean the end of his blossoming
relationship with Allyson.
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||"My Life With a Soundtrack", short story in Expanded Horizons Magazine, July 2009
||An accomplished flautist yearns to compose, as well. A meeting with an elderly maestro seems to make that wish come true.||Fantasy|
||"Confessions of a Disgruntled Employee: 'I Want Revenge!'", short story in True Confessions, July 2009
||A supermarket employee vows revenge on the store manager who's
made her job a nightmare. ||Confession|
||"On Air: Lights, Camera...Love!" short story in True Love, June 2009
||A young woman needs help taming her Jack Russell terrier.||Romance Confession|
Contemporary Romance Category
Movin' Up With J.J., novella, The Wild Rose Press, e-book and print book both AVAILABLE NOW!, 2009.
|Alexandra Coulter awaits the temporary worker needed for her
Movin’ Up crew to pack and relocate the offices of a patent attorney. When a man strolls toward them, she assumes
this is the temp and shouts out instructions. She has a business to run and a deadline to meet, and can’t get distracted
by the handsome stranger.|
Jacob Edward Chamberlain, Jr. needs to retrieve trade secrets left unsecured, and figures
joining the moving crew will accomplish this without jeopardizing his practice. What J.J. doesn’t share is the offices
are his and his father is running for New Jersey governor.
Will Alex’s wish to experience something more enjoyable
in life than work triumph over J.J.’s deception about his identity?
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||"Daughter Dilemma: Was the Adoption a Mistake?" short
story in True Confessions, December 2008
||A mother finds the daughter she adopted from a Russian orphanage
too hard to handle...and to love.||Confession|
||"New Territory," short story in Beyond Centauri, July 2008
||A young human girl on an exploratory spaceship makes a big mistake
that highlights just how difficult growing up is.||SF|
||"Heart to Heart: Life's Just Sweeter When You Have a Valentine,"
short story in True Love, February 2008
||High cholesterol and an admonition from her doctor force a woman
to take up mall walking for exercise. Healthy living and cinnamon buns don't mix—or do they? The handsome owner of the
mall's sweet shop would like to think so!||Romance Confession|
||"Puppy Love: Looking For Romance? Get a Dog!" short story
in True Confessions, February 2008
||A young woman helps out a friend by dogsitting her Golden Retriever.
This includes a trip to the dog park, where a skirmish between dogs introduces her to the reticent owner of a flashy German
Shorthaired Pointer.||Romance Confession|
||"Justice for Mom," short story in True Confessions, December 2007
||The mother of a young woman is murdered, and the police insist
she knew her killer. How does this traumatic event shape her daughter's life?||Confession|
||"The Letter Editor," short story in New Writings in the Fantastic, Pendragon Press, 2007
||A therapist's patient insists he's from outer space. Is it true,
or is he just another Las Vegas wacko?|
This collection was nominated for the British Fantasy Society Best Anthology
||"Confessions of 'The Other Woman,'" short story in True Confessions, May 2007
||A woman falls in love with a coworker and accompanies him on
vacation. Only then does she discover he is married...and has a baby on the way. Can she stand to be "the other woman?"||Confession|
||"Sibling Rivalry--Even As Adults: My Brother Would Rather
Die Than Accept My Kidney," short story in True Confessions, December 2006
||A young woman's parents always gave her praise, ignoring her
older brother. Does he hate his sister so much he won't accept her offer of a new kidney, even if the alternative is death?||Confession|
||"Founders' Day," short story in WomanScapes, DLSIJ Press, 2006
||The female governor of the colony planet Gastonia juggles family
and her duties during Founders' Day, the biggest holiday of the year. Then an unfamiliar ship arrives with a gruff and potential
hostile alien captain. Communications must improve or this could be Gastonia's last Founders' Day.||SF|
||"Holiday," short story in Continuum Science Fiction, Winter 2006
||Two friends on holiday find a downed alien spacecraft that could
mean the return of a hostile force that arrived on their planet during the days of their grandparents.||SF|
||"Winds of Change," short story in Star Trek Voyager: Distant Shores, Pocket Books, 2005
||Kes, restless and unsure after her possession by the warlord
Tiernan, approaches B'Elanna Torres regarding potential outlets for her uncharacteristic aggression. Together the women build
a windmill...and a friendship.||Star Trek SF|
||"Ninety-three Hours," short story in Star Trek: Strange New Worlds III, Pocket Books, 2000 [Second prize]
||In ninety-three hours Ezri Tigan and the symbiont Dax will meld
permanently. Her ship races toward Trill to make sure that doesn't happen, while Ezri deals with the supposedly temporary
occupation of her body and mind.||Star Trek SF|
||"Touched," short story in Star Trek: Strange New Worlds II, Pocket Books, 1999
||One of Voyager's shuttles crashes on an alien planet
and the only witness is a young girl struggling to find her way in her world.||Star Trek SF|