Coming December 20, 2018 from Prairie Rose Publishing

The Saga of Indian Em'ly - Spring 2019

The Apache and the Paleface Soldiers

On the Colorado Trail 

The Orphanage 

The Journey Home 

The Apache and the Paleface Soldiers

 Twelve-year-old Wind That Knocks Down Lodges loves his little sister, Cactus Flower, and the wildness of the desert canyonland the Apache call home. But in one night of misunderstanding and mistakes, Knocks Down and Cactus Flower's innocent world is shaken as they find themselves locked in the nearby fort with the pale face soldiers and their mother's lifeless body. With no one to lean on but each other, Knocks Down and Cactus Flower must make their way as children of The People in the pale face world-pale faces who have now become the enemy.  

Praise for The Saga of Indian Em'ly series

On the Colorado Trail

 After finding themselves at the mercy of the Army, far from Apache Territory and well on the trail to Colorado, Knocks Down must bring himself to trust the soldier, Pale Face Joe. But Joe disappears, and when ordered to dispose of the children or else, the other Army soldiers waste no time in depositing them at the nearest Catholic orphanage.  

The Orphanage

*Spur Award Finalist*

  They manage to escape the evil orphanage along with a new pale face friend, Kid McCoy. But they are set upon by a gang of murdering claim jumpers who steal Cactus. With Kid McCoy's help, Knocks Down goes after her.  

The Journey Home

When they encounter a soldier who was responsible for their mother's death, they realize he's set on seeing them dead, as well. How can a boy defeat a battle-hardened soldier? Just when Knocks Down is about to give up, the biggest surprise of all changes everything. 

Coming Soon from WordCrafts Press

The House of Madness

Where the dark memories of the Smithfield family collide with secrets the Darkland Doctors will kill to keep . . . 

Coming Soon from Vinspire Publishing

Rebekah's Keepsakes series

Rebekah's Quilt - coming May 31, 2019

Rebekah's Dress

Rebekah's Cradle 

Rebekah's Heartbreak 

Rebekah's Quilt (Rebekah's Keepsakes #1)


Who can Rebekah trust when the line between English and Amish becomes blurred?

An Amish Settlement. An English stranger. The Blizzard of 1888.

Rebekah's mother, Elnora Stoll, is the finest quilter in all of Gasthof Village but it seems Rebekah has inherited none of her skill. It's not until the arrival of a mysterious English stranger that a lifetime of questions are answered and Rebekah, her special friend Joseph Graber, and the entire settlement of Gasthof Village learn the true meaning of what it truly means to be Amish.

Excerpt from Rebekah's Quilt


“Look Elnora!” Samuel’s German accent thickened the English words, giving them a musical feel. He pointed to the vast expanse that spread out before them. “That’s what the English call The Pike. Many are traveling west on this very road.”

            Elnora peeked out from the wagon, her eyes searching the desolate vastness. “So this is Indiana Territory.” She giggled. “I see, Samuel. Many are traveling this road.” The lack of fellow wagons was sadly apparent. 

            Grinning, Samuel swiveled on the driver’s seat to look at his wife. “Perhaps they have already passed for the day.” 

            “I already miss Canada,” Heloise Graber whispered when Elnora turned back toward her.  “But not as much as I miss Germany.” Heloise patted the back of her boy, Joseph, who was snuggled down in the cornflower blue quilt Elnora had stitched just for him. 

 She looked longingly at her son. “At only two years of age he has already crossed an ocean and three countries.”

            Elnora’s face fell as her hand fluttered to her still-flat stomach. 

            Heloise, the older of the two friends, smiled. “Your time to become a mother is coming.  God has a special plan for you and Samuel, I can feel it.”

Rebekah's Dress (Rebekah's Keepsakes #2)

Rebekah's Cradle (Rebekah's Keepsakes #3)

Rebekah's Heartbreak (Rebekah's Keepsakes #4)