“Life in the Seven Kingdoms is never dull . . .” 

–Jen McConnel, School Library Journal


More about my work-in-progress: historical fiction for ages 9 to 12

12-year-old Bella of Tuscany is determined to get back the Book of the Lamb, the only record of her Papa’s songs and his love for her.
Unfortunately, her strongest skills—smuggling herself in and out of tight places, and singing—bring her nothing but trouble with the mysterious Nikodemos.
He’s the Book’s new owner and, although Bella doesn’t know it, her dead Papa’s worst enemy.
landscape near Arezzo, Italy
tower of city hall in Arezzo, Italy
Fishpond with leaves scattered on surface and orange fish visible under the ripples of water, reflection of trees in the water
forest with bubbling stream near Camaldoli
forest path near Camaldoli monastery Italy
forest with rocks and trees near Camaldoli monastery Italy
forest with stream near Camaldoli monastery Italy