Fun Facts, Playlists, Video, Awards, Short Stories, & Social Media
Catholic Press Association First Place Book Award
Gold Medal Readers’ Favorites Award
There’s More To The Story:
Did you know that Jake and Sophie’s adventure continues through some short stories and a second novel?
eXtreme Blindside is the sequel to The Perfect Blindside. You can find more information on their first adventurous mystery HERE.
In case you weren’t aware, I have combined the characters from my award-winning YA mysteries, The Perfect Blindside and An Unexpected Role, in several short stories.
More Precious Than Gold can be found in the CatholicTeenBooks Anthology – Secrets: Visible and Invisible. HERE
Unlikely Witnesses is a summer adventure that can be found in an ebook novella. HERE
Shared Blessings is a short story set before The Perfect Blindside. This is a free download to new subscribers of my newsletter. If you already are part of my newsletter mailing list and haven’t had a chance to read the story, send me a quick note through the link on the Contact Page.
For those who are curious, here is the chronological order of all the stories:
Shared Blessings – the winter of the characters sophomore year of high school
An Unexpected Role – the summer between their sophomore and junior years
The Perfect Blindside – the fall of their junior year of high school
Extreme Blindside – the winter of their junior year of high school
More Precious Than Gold – the summer between their junior and senior years
Unlikely Witnesses – the summer between their junior and senior years
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- Ever since I wrote The Perfect Blindside, I knew I wanted more adventures for these characters and I envisioned it being set at an extreme sporting event.
- I love finding obscure Colorado facts for Sophie.
- The scene with Sophie and the tree well was based on an incident that happened to me as a child.
Songs that help inspire my characters.
- You Never Let Go by Matt Redman
- Through It All by Colton Dixon
- Fear No More by Building 429
- Never Gonna Let You Go by Colbie Caillat