'Between Wild and Ruin'



September 2019

Truth, like love, isn’t always obvious. 


Seventeen-year-old Ruby Brooks has never had a boyfriend. After moving to small-town La Luna, New Mexico following her mother’s untimely death, boys aren’t even on her radar. Ruby just wants to forget the last horrible year and blend in. But when she discovers an ancient pueblo ruin in the forest behind her house, and meets Ezra, a bitter recluse whose once-perfect face was destroyed in an accident he won’t talk about; Angel, La Luna’s handsome sheriff’s deputy, and Leo, a stranger who only appears near the ruin, Ruby finds herself teetering between love, mystery, and other worlds.What happened to Ezra’s face? And why is she so attracted to the one boy in town everyone despises? As Ruby unravels her own connections to both Ezra and the pueblo ruin,she’ll learn surfaces are deceiving. Especially in the heart of New Mexico, where spirits and legends aren’t always just campfire stories. 


Due Summer 2020

Wild Open Faces's is the tentative working title for Between Wild and Ruin's sequel.  I promise; it'll be like mental napalm — explosive!



Indy harbors secret identities: former dead girl, crazy-pants wearer, UFO prognosticator, girl secretly in love with bad-boy Sawyer Reyes, and fringe internet radio host, 'Orion.'  When her down-lo late-night web radio show, 'True North' becomes a phenomenon, and catches the attention of an anonymous caller who claims to need Indy’s help finding his way ‘home,’ Indy hazards serious harm to unravel his incredible story.  

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