Abandoned by her free-spirited mother, Pinecone Rudd has been left with the only “family” she’s got, her mom’s ex-boyfriend, a seasoned biker named Hammond Barba. Together, they’re hiding a grievous secret, which has Pinecone weaving stories, like how her mom is actually overseas, practicing yoga and living her dream…but when a new, good-looking senior named Beau Smiley shows up at school, asking questions and hanging around, things begin to unravel. He’s definitely one to keep an eye on. Except every time she looks his way, he’s got his eye on her, too.
Play it smart.
Beau Smiley is in the middle of a dangerous game, working for one motorcycle club while spying on another. Acting like a rat is not a life goal but a temporary gig for some fast money to see his ailing grandma through hard times. The plus side: getting close to the bohemian beauty, Pinecone Rudd, because she’s a person of interest, in more ways than one. The down-side: potentially falling for this girl while deceiving her at every turn. That’s why he created rules for himself, like rule #2: No distractions. Too bad he’s not very good at following them…
Hanging Around for You is a small town love story set in the Pacific Northwest where lies and spies bring an independent girl and risk-taking boy closer together.
Young Adult FINALIST 2016 PNWA Literary Contest
“I have a plan.”
Miki Holtz isn’t some rebellious sixteen-year-old just because she dyed her hair blue and rides a motorcycle. She’s an independent girl who knows what, when, and how to get things done…almost. She can’t seem to gain her dad’s attention or make a connection with her soul crush, Will Sullivan. But when her dad invites her along to the Burnout Biker Rally—and Will is going, too—she jumps at the chance to turn her luck around.
“I don’t like the way you like me.”
While grieving the death of his mom, Will Sullivan has turned into an undeniable couch potato until he’s forced on a road trip with his dad’s motorcycle buddies as some kind of biker therapy. What’s worse? He’s paired up with the prez’s daughter, Miki, a girl who once humiliated him in front of his friends—a girl he can’t forgive…or forget.
Burnout is an adventure story set in the Pacific Northwest where a strong girl and a moody boy discover love while trying to survive on a road trip from hell.
**FINALIST for Young Adult in the 2016 PNWA Literary Contest under the title Riding with the Hides of Hell.**
Young Adult FINALIST 2015 PNWA Literary Contest
Genre FINALIST 2016 PNWA Nancy Pearl Book Award
“Name your price, Suzy Blue. Everyone’s got one.”Life used to be “normal” until Suzy Blue moves into the trailer park with her mom. Then things turn secretive and claustrophobic. To get out of the house, Suzy accepts a deal with the charming neighbor boy, J.J. Radborne. All he needs is a pretend girlfriend for bonfires, fun, and a possible prom date, and all she needs is driving lessons to get out of this town...for good.“You’re making a huge mistake, J.J.”So says Gemma, J.J.’s ex-girlfriend. She’s turning up the heat in a confusing mind game, and J.J. knows exactly who to team up with: Suzy Blue. She’s cute, convenient, and even sorta funny. More importantly, Gemma’s already jealous. Hey, she started it; he’s just playing along. So, yeah. Suzy…perfect. Now, if she’d only cooperate.Dealing with Blue is a small town love story set in the Pacific Northwest. It’s about a strong girl and a bad boy peeling back the layers to discover what’s true.**FINALIST Young Adult 2015 PNWA Literary Contest****FINALIST Genre 2016 PNWA Nancy Pearl Book Award**