Free Short Story: Plant Number Nine

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According to legend, plant number nine has mysterious properties. The stories say if a person ingests a preparation made from its leaves they will fall madly in love with the first individual they set eyes on. A girl hatches a plan to catch her crush.

Unfortunately, the “potion” is taken by an unintended target.



2022 North East Texas Writers’ Organization

First Chapters Novel Contest

First Place/Overall Winner



2021 Monroe Walton Center for the Arts New Writers Contest

First Place General Fiction/Memoir



2021 Writers’ League of Texas Manuscript Contest

Finalist Historical Fiction



2020 Jory Sherman Short Story Contest Honorable Mention

Click here –>Sunflowers on a Windy Day to read my entry.




LSUS Exhibit Art & Writing Collaboration

My flash fiction piece, One of the Team, was paired with art in a collaboration with The Shreveport Art Club for an exhibition at the LSUS University Center Gallery in Shreveport, Louisiana.

The painting, by Joan Cole, is titled Edges Series #5.

Click here to read—>One of the Team.



What I Write

I write upmarket southern historical, contemporary young adult novels, and novels for the general market. Currently, I am seeking representation while continuing to work on my craft.

My stories are about people facing tough times. Not all of my books have romance, but when they do the romances are sweet. No graphic language, sex, or violence, just plenty of heart tugging emotion. Two of my books feature a main character on the autism spectrum. My female leads are strong, if flawed. Endings aren’t sugar coated, but I always strive to leave my readers with a sense of hope.

Life is messy and beautiful. In everyone’s story there is truth and hope. My novels are about common struggles and finding the faith to carry on through those battles.

Where You Can Find Me

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