Welcome! The works of fiction I have created are listed on the pages that are included in this section. Look under each title to find a brief synopsis, and the first chapter of each novel, which has been posted for you to peruse.
Rachel Todd, a strong woman of independent means, finds herself alone after being abandoned by her husband of almost thirty years. It may be fiction, but the story is all too frequently true.
Rachel's struggles to rebuild her life unfold in a series of books that will inspire and entertain the reader. Her journey becomes one filled with mystery and plagued by intrigue. As you read her story, you will join her on the roller coaster ride of changes that occur in her life, leading her from one adventure to another.
Felicity and Sage Faithful are a young chipmunk couple living in the San Bernardino mountains of southern California. As teachers they seek to instruct their students about the importance of living in harmony with other woodland creatures while caring for their community.
Lady Grace is a delightful story that deals with environmental responsibility and protection, as well as the conduct of life. It will benefit children as well as adults.
Lady Mercy is the sequel to Lady Grace and continues the adventures of the Faithful family and their friends.
A SPECIAL NOTE TO MY READERS REGARDING MY CHILDREN'S STORIES:
My desire in writing stories for children, Lady Grace and Lady Mercy was to share a bit of myself and my love of God with my two granddaughters, Grace and Mercy.
These stories, about a community of chipmunks living in the San Bernardino Mountains of southern California, teach a multitude of subjects all based on Biblical instructions.
I began in the beginning of Genesis with God’s directive to Adam and Eve:
Genesis 1:27-28 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. KJV
Since the Lord God gave man the task of caring for the earth, my characters show great concern for the environment they live in. I also considered the Ten Commandments the Lord gave mankind. Jesus summed them us into two:
Matthew 22:37-40 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
38 This is the first and great commandment.
39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. KJV
Jesus declared that the greater of these two laws is the first; we are to love God with all our heart, soul and mind. This is something only human beings are capable of doing.
My stories are about chipmunks, they cannot know God in a personal way. Therefore, these two books are divided into two sections that bring to life the truths Paul has given in the book of Romans. First, God can be known through His creation. Second, God can be known in a personal way through the saving blood of Jesus Christ.
Lady Grace focuses on the first truth. The Faithful family and their tiny chipmunk community worship the Great Spirit:
Romans 1:19-20 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: KJV
Lady Mercy focuses on the second truth. The Faithful family, through a series of events, learns the name of the Great Spirit and His plan for mankind.
Romans 10:9-10 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. KJV
In order to teach this difference in a subtle way for children, I chose Isaiah 1:3. This verse stresses the importance of loving God in the manner He prescribes. It requires meekness.
Isaiah 1:3 The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master's crib: but Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider. KJV
Isaiah states animals instinctively follow the laws written within their DNA and obey the designs of “the Great Spirit.” Mankind, however, with reason and intellect, often refuses to “listen and obey” in order to be saved. It may be a simple matter of humility.
At the end of the book, I included a detailed road through the book of Romans that teaches parents and children how to reach a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
I hope you enjoy each of these stories.