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Finding Destiny

Emmanuelle Larsen was the quintessential rule-following good girl. With one impulsive leap, Emmanuelle alters her destiny and her future. After a decade of taking chances, Emmanuelle returns home to find her past waiting.  A woman who has become accustomed to taking chances, does she dare take the ultimate gamble and end up with happily ever after?

Coming in 2024 - Emmanuelle's story! 

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The Baker's Choice

Nicollet Schneider knew that her past didn’t make her a good candidate to be a wife and mother. Instead, she partnered with her beloved foster sisters to open a successful bakery. Nic’s life was going just the way she planned until the morning her estranged biological sister dropped off a nephew Nic didn’t know she had; a little boy who needed love and care. The arrival of her new ward sets Nic’s life onto a journey of change, especially when her chief decorator quits without warning.

Alex Flannery is desperate for a job when his car dies on his way to his interview. The charming cake artist has spent a year trying to recover his life from a personal tragedy. He sees his reclamation in Nic’s eyes when he races late into his interview. With his little girl’s happiness on the line, can this single father convince Nic to give him a chance?

In a story of love and family, Nic discovers that love triumphs when you allow yourself to love and be loved. 

"Well written and clever, with a main character who is quirky but easy to relate to, even when she's perfectly imperfect. The story weaves complex elements very subtly, which lends depth to the story and holds the reader's interest right to the very last page. Perhaps a sequel?"
"I finished the book, and to be honest, I wanted so bad to flip to the last couple of chapters but stopped myself. LOL! It was an absolutely wonderful story. I loved it and shed a few tears in the process."

Thank you for taking a moment from your day to visit my website. From a very young child, I have loved reading; it has always been my escape when reality was becoming a bit too…well, real. I'm not only a writer and storyteller but also a voracious reader. I started writing at a young age, filling my diary not with a chronicle of my daily life but with short stories inspired by things that had frightened me. Like all people, I have experienced fear and have my anxieties; however, I'm not afraid of much. I once shared with a friend that I don't deal well with fear.

She responded, "You don't have enough experience with it to know how to deal with it," she was absolutely correct.

My philosophy on overcoming fear has always been to face it straight on and mock it. One way I mock fear is to turn it into a fictional tale. I'll grab the reality of something frightening and transform it into a story where I control the outcome. In some stories, the dread is simply a twisted tale, but it can result in dark humor. I like to consider it one of my coping skills. My short stories are always a bit twisted, very unlike my longer works, which are almost exclusively about finding where you belong in this crazy world. Because of the romantic element, they're typically categorized as contemporary romance but are really more about finding your place; we all have a place. There will always be a little twist in those as well, but not like my tiny tales of terror. Not all of my short stories are truly terrifying, but they are meant to mess with your mind. If you want to spend a few minutes with my short stories, click the link below. I hope you enjoy what I write, and I am indebted to every person who spends some time with me and my stories.

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