My first Author Fair! The Great Writers Right Here event in my hometown.

The Topeka Public Library

December 12, 2015

Author Fair Collage 1


Author fair collage

Author Fair Group Shot

The fabulous authors I shared this auditorium with:


Thomas Fox Averill–A Carol Dickens Christmas, rode, Ordinary Genius

Jack Campbell Jr.–All Manner of Dark Things: Collected Bits and Pieces, Faed, Rejected

Robert Collins–Willow Hill, The Defender: The Black Ghost

Kathleen Collins–Blood Slave, Death’s Daughter, Realm Walker

Angel Edenburn–City Dreams, Light Shards and Shadow Dances, Wild Hearted

George Feliu–Triumph and Tragedy (Guardians of Havenshire IV), Guardians of Havenshire Book 1: The Fall, Guardians of Havenshire 2: The Rise

Alex Grecian—The Yard, The Black Country, The Devil’s Workshop, The Harvest Man

Ian Hall–Varney the Vampyre and My part in His Creation (The Penny Dreadful Adventures: Book 1), The Clockwork Killer (Steampunk Detectives Book 1), Opportunities: Jamie Leith in Darién

Reaona Hemmingway–Collateral Bride, Prairie Angel, Mariah, Tillie’s Marbles & Other Stories

Janet Jenkins-Stotts–The Orchid Garden

Susan Kraus–All God’s Children, Fall from Grace

Steve Lipscomb–RETOLD: The Story of Jesus

Esther Luttrell–Case of the Howling Husky, Double Jeopardy, The Haunting of Leigh Maxwell

Thomas William Montgomery–Viet Nam and Other Interruptions

R.L. Naquin–Unfinished Muse, Transmonstrified, Monster in my Closet

Ande Parks–Capote in Kansas, Union Station, Ciudad

C.L. Wells–Memoirs of a Girl Who Loves God

Max Yoho–Me and Aunt Izzy, The Moon Butter Route, Felicia, These Fish Are Delcious

Anita C. Young–Will of Tyr, Eyes of Osiris

James L. Young–Collisions of the Damned, Acts of War


Annette Billings–A Net Full of Hope

Susan Hazlett–The Prom Dress Room

Duane Johnson–View From Smoky Hill, Vol. 1: It’s Kansas

Denise Low–Jackalope, Melange Block, Ghost Stories of the New West

Marie Manthe–Happenings, Heartbeats, and Mental Breakdowns

Ronda Miller–Moonstain

Elizabeth Schultz–The Quickening, Mrs. Noah Takes the Helm, The Sauntering Eye: Kansas Meditations


Brian W. Allen–My Paradise Lost, misadventures to manhood in the Panama Canal Zone

Melvin D. Bruntzel–Quick Reference Guide to Kansas

Kyle G. Ferlemann–The Bridge Builder’s Guide, Combat Power in Domestic Operations, Disaster Preparedness, Surviving disasters on your own terms

Diane Goold–Treasured Words of God, Diane’s Daily Devotions

Sharon Highberger–Dancing with Depression: A Spiritual Path for Recovery from Darkness to Light

Charles Kayser–A Deeper Life Primer: An Antidote to Shallow Living

Ken Ohm–Spatzies and Brass BBs, Spirit of the Flint Hills

Beth St. Amand–Find Gregory St. Amand: What happened to my son?

Kevin Wilson–Woman Talk!: The Encrypted Language Women Never Wanted Men To Know, Change One Thing: Take Your First Steps Towards Massive Success

Children’s Book Authors

Jan Allison–Abigail, Lone Wolf: The Last Tribe

Glendyn Buckley–The Fish’s Wishes

Beverley Olson Buller–Winfield: A Postcard History, A Prairie Peter Pan, From Emporia: the Story of William Allen White

Patrick Cabral–Black Patriots in the Revolutionary War: The Untold Story

Gloria Creed-Dikeogu–Bread!Bread!Bread!, Dancing in the Rain, Cape Town Station: a poetic from Cape Town to Kansas

Sheila Dalrymple–Tex the Turkey Meets Cousin Floyd, Tex the Turkey’s Jiggly, Jaggly, Wiggly, Waggly Thing

Tracy Edingfield Dunn–Alex & the Immortals, Alex & the Lost Souls

Aimee L. Gross (Middle Grade/YA)–If Crows Know Best

Donna Hart–The Happy Butterfly, A Cat Named Phyl, Sherry Strawberry’s Clubhouse

Susanne Lambdin–Morbid Hearts, Forsaken Hearts, Vengeful Hearts

Jo Mach–Kaitlyn Wants to See Ducks, I Want to Be Like Poppin’ Joe, Marco and I Want to Play Ball

Jennae Noelle–Happy Birthday Pink Dog, Becoming Heather

Marcia Riley–The Pillow Fairy

Lindsey Yankey–Bluebird, Sun and Moon

Mary Ann Wittman–Jenny Elizabeth’s List, Scooter and the Jet Plane, Clemmie and the Mailman

November 23, 2015

My first ever live television interview with Ralph Hipp from WIBW.

WIBW Ralph Hipp and I

Media Information for “Memoirs of a Girl Who Loves God”

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Synopsis Back Cover Blurb

Fourteen-year-old Krystal finds herself flailing when her parents separate. Unable to cope, she begins cutting. No one knows.

At her new school, she makes one single friend, Em, who invites her to volunteer at the local homeless shelter. There, Krystal discovers fellow misfits, including Brandon, a boy from her school. How can Krystal start a new life when the scars of her old one will never fully heal?

What readers are saying about “Memoirs of a Girl Who Loves God”

“This is a heartwarming story that was written from the heart. It brought real meaning to me––of some things in life––that never made sense before. It made me smile, and also brought tears to my eyes. This is a must read. I wasn’t able to put it down once I started.”

“A compelling story that will have readers touched and unable to put it down. I’ve read it more than once and each and every time it brings tears to my eyes.”

“WOW!  It is not an easy book to read, but it is a powerful book. Heartbreaking, heartwarming, challenging and uplifting.”

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