My upcoming book is called The American Burka, A Novel.
Set in modern times, it’s the story of a conservative evangelical woman who finds herself in the imprisonment of fundamentalism in America. Written as part psychological thriller, part memoir, The American Burka is The Glass Castle meets Wild. It’s Pure meets The Mars Room. It’s Gone Girl goes to church.
Early readers called it:
- “…brave, bold work, crisply written, innovative and utterly compelling.”
- “I stayed up all night trying to get to a stopping place, sobbing and heartbroken for this character.”
- “What surprised me was that this sort of fundamentalism has been going on right under our nose and I never saw it.”
My book is currently being edited and I’m seeking representation in 2020.
I am also the co-author of Plotting Your Novel with The Plot Clock, with Joyce Sweeney and Jamie Morris. Our forward was written by Ryan G. Van Cleave.
My short story, Tertullian’s Law, placed third in the 2018 Short Story Project’s contest. It’s about an expectant mother in a state that grants personhood at conception and protects the child’s rights over those of their mother.
I post essays on writing, creative time management, and life after religious trauma on my blog.
If you’re looking for examples of my freelance work, my resume and work samples are available on request.