Standalone Novels

Jelly Roll

Now Available from Orca Book Publishers

At school, Jenny Royce is bullied by Grade A Jerk Austin Parks. When Jenny and Austin end up at a March Break leadership camp together, Jenny thinks her week will be miserable. Especially once she and Austin are grouped together for the camp’s main assignment. They have to run a stall at a local farmer’s market. The market could be a lot of fun. But when Jenny learns that Austin wants their group’s project to fail, she has to decide if she can risk standing up to him.

Best Books for Kids and Teens Spring 2021Canadian Children’s Book Centre

Things That Fall

 Now Available from Dancing Cat Books

Separated for years due to a secret squabble among their parents, a group of cousins reunite following the death of an uncle. Their mission is to help close up the family cottage for good, but in doing so, they uncover old family photos that include a woman in a wheelchair.

None know who the woman was, but the older cousins have a vague memory of her presence, and of the loud scream they heard the last time they saw her.

As the teens sort through the family’s past and learn its secrets, each learns truths about themselves.


Now Available from Orca Book Publishers

An entry to the student film festival has gone missing, and Preston knows it was stolen. But how will someone who’s legally blind solve the mystery, based only on the appearance of a shadow?

Gold Standard Selection Summer 2018Junior Library Guild

Best Books for Kids and Teens Fall 2018Canadian Children’s Book Centre

Getting the Brush Off

Now Available from Orca Book Publishers

Two years ago, the Burke Arts Academy gave Sydney the brush off. Now it’s time to make them see what they’ve been missing.

Blank Canvas

Now Available from Evernight Teen

Audiobook available through Audible

Three years ago, sixteen-year-old Maddie Deacon was abducted on her way home from her school’s Art Showcase. Five months ago, she escaped the madman she calls The Painter. Before being taken, painting was Maddie’s life. Now, it’s her nightmare.

Maddie wants to forget her years in captivity. She’d rather spend her time getting reacquainted with her parents and her sister, not to mention her cello-playing, beautiful boy next door and childhood best friend Wesley. But paint is everywhere, and tormenting shadows linger in every portrait she encounters.

When the yearly Art Showcase once again approaches, Maddie has the chance to win a scholarship and start planning a future far away from the horrors of her past. She knows she has to make a choice–confront her memories of The Painter and overcome her fear of the canvas, or give up painting forever.