My first  novel was Living Proof, a conspiracy thriller published to great acclaim by the Berkeley Books division of Penguin Putnam Publishers. This novel will be re-released soon as an e-book.

Summer on Earth, will be released in the Fall of 2017 as a hardcover by Persnickety Press.

The night that eleven-year-old Grady Johnson looked out his window and wished on a shooting star, his life changed forever.

Grady, his ma and his younger sister Luanne, are having a hard summer. His dad has died, and the family isn’t the same. Though Ma is trying her best, Grady knows they don’t have enough money to get by.

The shooting star he saw was a space craft plunging to earth, and landing at the back of their farm.  Extraterrestrial engineer Ralwil Turth has one goal, to fix his power drive and go back home. Things don’t go as planned. Stuck in human form, he gets to know Grady and his family as he works on their farm. He starts to learn about what it means to be human, and the exotic charms of this planet like the taste of potatoes, and how amazing bugs are. When he comes up with a plan to help Grady’s family, he is sure this will solve all their problems.

But when trouble comes, the family’s survival and Ralwil’s life are on the line. Can Grady find the courage to help his family and save his friend? Summer on Earth blends humor, adventure and poignancy to create an unforgettable story about finding home.