Middle Grade Crossover – Dickensian Era

On Submission (word count 62,000)

*Grant winner for the 2017 Breakout Novel Intensive with Donald Maass

Inspired by Naomi Canale’s love of the Dickensian era, especially with characters like Miss. Havisham and Pip, comes this unusual dark fairy tale wrapped in a frame narrative. A young boy, Theodore Slawter, must face his greatest fears after first living on the streets, then losing his caretaker, and then sent to live with a relative who unravels the truth of his family and the bloodline they carry.

Picture Book – The Piano Man

Work in Progress (620 words)

The Piano Man loves his piano.

He loves music.

He loves creating music.

He practices every day, all day, to get his pieces just right, and then he thinks about going into the city to play for the people, but hesitates…

Will the people in the city even like it?



Picture Book – Red Freddie

On Submission (320 words)

Freddie is just like any other child…except, he turns three shades brighter when he is upset. Will Freddie ever learn how to control his temper?



Flash Fiction – The Symphony

On Submission (100 words)

Fundacion Cesar Egido Serrano International Contest


Short Story – The Last Jobon

On Submission (2,000 words)

The New Yorker

The Last Jabon, unveils America in 2018, and how there are many who are only one paycheck away from losing everything. Many are only one bad day; medically, from losing everything too. One bad day truly, a bit of unluck, for many Americans, can translate into poverty.