Victoria is a tenured teacher in Austin,Texas. She learned the hard way to never let her personal life mingle
with her professional life. It was a good plan. That is until a most-certainly-not-her-type, absolutely adorable,
first-year teacher got under her skin. Decisions and sacrifices must be made when a confused and
desperate parent targets her protégé, Jessica. One thing is for certain: nothing will ever be the same.
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It’s Elementary, Too follows Jessica and Victoria through the emotional and psychological aftermath of a
recent school shooting. As an elementary school teacher, Jessica was held hostage, her life threatened, and
she witnessed the assailant assassinated before her. Initially suffering from Post Traumatic Stress and
survivor’s guilt, her denial of emotional struggles eventually spawns even greater issues.
Victoria tries to maintain the act as stoic protector, but it weighs heavy on her emotional stability. After
numerous rejections, she turns her back on teaching and her life in Austin and finds a separate path full of
Studies show most primary relationships falter after traumatic life events. This story examines the gradual
emotional and intimacy decline and the possible resurrection of Jessica and Victoria’s relationship. The
ultimate question: is love really enough?
In my third novel, you'll take a look at some of the events surrounding the tsunami in Japan of 2011.
This fictional story is an adventure with a new heart-warming romance:
When Ariel Leigh leads her humanitarian group on a recovery mission in Japan, she soon discovers more
challenges than she bargained for. Earthquakes, tsunamis, typhoons, mudslides, a conservative society,
and the disintegration of her own marriage all work in conjunction to make this one of the most difficult
missions of Ariel's life. Only the blossoming romance between Ariel and a shy villager, Reina Nakamura,
gives Ariel the strength and determination to see her mission through. However, when one catastrophe
after another bombards her team, she soon learns how easy it is to pay the ultimate price.