No Ordinary Life


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

FOUR-YEAR-OLD Molly Martin is as cute as they come. With her mop of curls and precocious personality, it's no wonder the crowd fell in love with her when she stepped forward to do an impromptu jig with a street musician in Santa Monica. But when a YouTube video of her performance goes viral, it turns into another thing altogether.


Swept into the vortex of Hollywood, Molly's star rises at lightning speed, straight to the pinnacle of stardom, as the world falls completely in love with her. At first it seems like the family has hit the jackpot--fame, fortune, opportunity--but when the reality of their new life settles in, the dark trappings of celebrity are revealed and their world begins to splinter apart.


Molly's mom struggles to hold it together, but when her ex-husband appears to cash in on the action, and Molly's older sister, Emily, finds herself on the fast track to trouble, things begin to unravel. And in a business where everyone is an actor and every move you make is scrutinized by the world, it is difficult to know who to trust. Becoming famous was easy, becoming unfamous will require the performance of a lifetime.

-- Jane Porter, Bestselling Author of Flirting with Forty and The Good Wife

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