Lovesick chronicles the complexity of teenage life and the American political climate in the 1950s. The young adult novel, published by Glass Apple Press, is available in paperback and digital format through Amazon and other major book retailers.
In Lovesick, Jeanmarie Dowd is crazy about handsome Chuck Neary, captain of Rainier High School’s hockey team and a musician. But he belongs to Terry Miller, Jeanmarie’s best friend and the school’s reigning beauty. But Jeanmarie has a few things going for her, too. She is smart, fun-loving and energetic. She accepts her role as Chuck’s chief confidant, knowing that it might lead to betraying her best friend. She also must deal with her sister Iris, suspected of being a communist. Can she be loyal to both her sister and Terry without betraying those she loves most?
A Less Than Perfect Peace
A return to the beloved characters in Annie's War.
Four years have gone by since fourteen-year-old Annie Leigh Howard joyfully welcomed her father back from World War II. Life isn't back to normal quite as Annie once hoped, though. It is now January 1950 and the Cold War has begun to grip the nation. The family has finally settled in after a major move from Seattle to Tacoma, but Annie's once outgoing and gregarious father, now blind from the war, is retreating from the outside world.
World War II has been over for a year but not for the Howard family. Eleven-year-old Annie worries about her daddy, who was declared missing in action, and her mama, who believes that her husband is dead. Then Annie's appendix bursts, and she's stuck in the hospital for over a month.