I seek to provide bursts of knowledge and inspiration

  • From my World War II fiction for adults and children to a blog that helps you tap into your creative purpose
  • From motivational talks for all ages to products and presentations that connect you to the writer inside
  • From arts and history advocacy to working to ensure every child has a book to call their own

I believe with support and encouragement, ordinary people like you and me can be brilliant too.


I write engaging fiction about World War II, an inspiring book and blog for creatives, literary essays and short stories, informational articles, and more. I’m a nationwide speaker motivating people to tap into their inner brilliance and a trusted writing presenter. I’m also a community catalyst, partnering with businesses, schools, organizations, and individuals to create new ways to advance literacy, the arts, and history education.


Here you’ll find my World War II novels for adults and children, teaching materials to go along with my books, classroom kits, and fun merchandise. You’ll also find information about my new book, Bursts of Brilliance for a Creative Life, and the many resources I’ll have available to help stoke your creative spirit.


Visit my Writing Courses page to tap into my 30 years of writing and publishing experience and access my popular writing and self-publishing blueprints, technique masterclasses, writing tools, and transcripts of my YouTube writing videos.


Visit my Resources Page to discover World War II links and reading suggestions, writing tips and information for teens and adults, publishing and self-publishing resources and recommendations, and much more.

What's New

Giving Back - Our Current Special Initiatives

GOOD NEWS: We reached our goal for School Kits for Native American Schools!

I set a goal last fall to ship 12 of my Home-Front Heroes School Kits to schools and organizations that serve the Native American community to help augment at-home learning during the pandemic. The kits include 30 copies of my books and teaching materials. Thanks to my generous supporters, we exceeded our goal and shipped 14 kits to schools or service organizations who dropped off the books to the kids along with food baskets and PPE equipment.

Recipients of our kits included:
Arrowhead Lifeway
Navajo & Hopi Families COVID-19 Relief
Twin Lakes Elementary
Owyhee Combined School
Tohatchi Middle School
Tohatchi Elementary School
Pretty Eagle Elementary School
Red Cloud Renewable

Thank you SO much to those who contributed. Please check out the organizations above to see how you can continue to support our partners on the reservations.

Learn more about how you can help give books to kids through our special initiatives here.

Ignite Your Creative Spirit

Today’s chaotic world requires an army of creative thinkers – and you are one of them! This transformative book will help you ignite your creative spirit and rediscover your passion, your purpose, and your power. Click here to learn more.

The Self-Publishing Blueprint

My Self-Publishing Blueprint is the only tool you'll need to cut through the confusion of self-publishing and map out the route that is best for you and your project. This Blueprint will help you move forward with clarity and confidence and help you steer clear of costly mistakes. Click here to learn more.

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