a middle-grade novel

Sam is used to being what everyone needs him to be. So when his family falls apart and he has to change middle schools, he keeps his feelings buried. Willa, an isolated 7th grader who doesn’t speak, captures his attention just by being herself. The two unlikely friends challenge each other to speak up in a story about the true power of friendship and what can happen when we believe in the importance of what we have to say.

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Essays have been published in Literary Mama, Tahoma Literary Review, Christian Science Monitor, HybridMom.com, Underwired, and a number of local publications.