WHEN AUDREY MET ALICE is an upper-MG novel blending contemporary and historical fiction. The pitch: Life at 1600 Pennsylvania gets a lot more interesting when lonely Audrey Rhodes discovers Alice Roosevelt’s diary hidden beneath some floorboards. Alice’s outrageous exploits--smoking on the White House roof, shocking State visitors with her pet snake, smuggling contraband in her elbow-length gloves, and racking up speeding tickets in her runabout--inspire Audrey to find her own ways to "eat up the world." But will Audrey's attempts to live like Alice bring her happiness--or a host of new problems? (Sourcebooks, February 2014)
is a contemporary upper-MG novel. The pitch: Insecure freshman
Jocelyn’s life seems ruined when her BFF unceremoniously dumps her. But
thanks to the drama club, a cute artist, and some QT with a blowtorch,
she uncovers her confidence—and gets a life.
Works in Progress:
A contemporary upper-MG that involves the beach, the lost colony of Roanoke, shipwrecks, and scuppernongs. Also ice cream.
A contemporary YA that involves the SATs, pregnancy, physics, and Mephistopheles.