No Ordinary Life


Release Date: February 2, 2016

HOOKS & SINKERS Selling a Novel


Selling a novel is easy. Ha!

All you need to do is write something that's guaranteed to make money for the agent and the publisher and you're good to go.

With the current state of publishing being what it is–only three out of every ten books earning back their advance–it's no wonder editors are looking for a sure bet.  So the question is, how do you deliver that? Simple, you need to write a novel with the ever-elusive, infuriating "hook" agents and editors are always talking about... 


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hush little baby

-- Heather Gudenkauf , New York Times Bestselling Author of The Weight of Silence

Faye Martin never expected her husband to abandon her and her three children...or that she’d have to struggle every day to make ends meet. So when her four-year-old daughter is discovered through a YouTube video and offered a starring role on a television series, it seems like her prayers have been answered. But when the reality of their new life settles in, Faye realizes that fame and fortune don’t come without a price. And in a world where everyone is an actor and every move is scrutinized by millions, it’s impossible to know who to trust, and Faye finds herself utterly alone in her struggle to save her family.


Emotionally riveting and insightful, NO ORDINARY LIFE is an unforgettable novel about the preciousness of childhood and the difficult choices a mother needs to make in order to protect this fragile time in her children's lives. ­

Nominated for RT Book Reviews Best Mainstream Fiction.

Chosen as a Target Recommends Selection

and for Target's Emerging Author's Program.



DON'T SAY A WORD.  Not if you want to live or you want your children to live.


In a game of ultimate stakes, Jillian Kane struggles to save herself and her two children from her extremely cunning abusive husband.


Gordon Kane, Jillian's husband, is a good guy–at least that's what everyone thinks. Handsome, a recognized hero, an involved father, a respected coach. No one would suspect that beneath the flawless veneer lurks a man capable of unspeakable cruelty. Jillian, on the other hand, has her faults. She works too much, lacks maternal instinct, misses teacher conferences, and doesn't bring cupcakes to the school fair.


Perception is everything in the high stakes game of child custody and Gordon has the upper hand. And when all hope is lost of keeping her kids, Jillian is left with the question of how far she'll go to save them.


A chilling story of abuse and marital warfare, Hush Little Baby is a cautionary tale about how easily a reputation can be destroyed, a mother's children can be taken from her, and the terrifying choices she's left with to get them back.

-- Alyson Noël #1 NYT Bestselling Author 

--Christina Schwarz, NY Times Bestselling Author of Drowning Ruth


-- Heather Gudenkauf , NY Times Bestselling Author of The Weight of Silence

-- Jane Porter, Bestselling Author of Flirting with Forty

-- Lori Nelson Spielman, International Bestselling Author of The Life List

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Book Launch Party:

LUMBERYARD RESTAURANT - 384 Forest Avenue, Laguna Beach, CA

Tuesday, February 2nd, 6:00 - 8:00 PM - Appetizers &wine will be served. Books will be avaiable for purchase & signing.