I’ve written for both children and adults, and love each readership! To learn more about my books, click on the images or links below.
My latest book, “What Would Monica Do?” was co-authored with a friend, Patti Armstrong, of Bismarck, N.D., and is meant to help parents and others who’ve loved ones have left the faith, by traveling with St. Monica, whose inspiring story of prayer and persistence has echoed throughout the centuries of Christendom. It launched on the Feast of St. Monica (Aug. 27) 2022, and is published by Ascension Press.
My children’s book, “The Twelve Days of Christmas in North Dakota,” published by Sterling Publishing, tracks the adventures of Henry and his cousin Piper, who’s come to visit him in North Dakota for Christmas. Within the pages of this book, illustrated beautifully by Jess Golden, learn what treasures these two travelers uncover with their trusty bird friend, Marty the Meadowlark, at their side. I can’t wait to share this gem with kids from our state and beyond. Adults will love it too, I think! You can order it here or here, or, if you’re in the Fargo-Moorhead area, check with Barnes and Noble, Vintage Point or Zandbroz Variety store. In Bismarck, the Heritage Museum gift store carries it, or find it at Barnes and Noble.
Find my other two children’s books below.
I’ve also contributed to several prayer books. The most recent, “Called by Name,” was a collaboration with other writers from the Women in the New Evangelization (W.I.N.E.) ministry, and provides daily readings to help enliven your faith. You can buy the book singly, or in a fun bundle — a great birthday or Mother’s Day idea.
For the second, I joined with 80+ other contributors to help create “The Catholic Mom’s Prayer Companion: A Book of Daily Reflections” (Ave Maria Press, Aug. 2016). It’s a joy to be part of a project that I know will edify the prayer life of countless women. Along with being a contributor, I am a beneficiary. Those who have this gem of a book in hand will be undoubtedly blessed.
I also collaborated with Ramona Trevino on her memoir, “Redeemed by Grace: A Catholic Woman’s Journey to Planned Parenthood and Back.” Solo projects include my first children’s books: the Flicker-Tale-Award-winning “P is for Peace Garden: A North Dakota Alphabet,” and my first book, “First Salmon,” which introduces a special tradition of the Salish tribe through the eyes of its main character, Charlie.