Books

The Wynter Wild Series

Join Wynter and her brothers on a heartrending and humorous journey through elementary particles, power chords, and the many meanings of love. 

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Little Sister Song (#1)

She’s about to turn their lives upside down…

On a freezing Seattle night, teenager Wynter shows up on Caleb’s doorstep in shorts and sandals, seeking help. Seeking sanctuary. Claiming to be his sister.

Caleb—Coast Guard hero with the perfect girlfriend—practically raised his two younger brothers. He always plays by the rules. He always wins. His duty is clear: give his little sister a home.

Pancakes for breakfast, rock music in the basement… Wynter knows she belongs here.

But when the authorities step in, will Caleb realize he needs to bend the rules? His brothers could teach him a thing or two about that…

Jesse—freshman science wiz and a legend in his own mind—takes on the momentous task of educating Wynter.

Indio—talented musician with a sarcastic tongue to hide his pain—could be her role model, but he’s more interested in getting wasted than coming home for the weekend.

These two young men are still growing up, but they understand that sometimes…

Love is not enough.

Trapped in the foster care system, struggling to navigate middle school cliques, and with her dreams of a united family fading, Wynter is offered love from an unexpected direction. Will she turn her back on Caleb’s promises, on Jesse’s guidance, on Indio’s acceptance, and take the chance to start over?

Out of Tune (#2)

Family is forever.

Wynter is struggling to find her place in the world. Now in foster care, all she wants is to move home with her brothers. Music rocks her world but she fails at the social rules required to befriend her peers.

Jesse and Indio find themselves competing for the title of Best Big Brother, while Caleb has a plan to gain custody.

When Wynter discovers the world won’t bend to her will, she takes matters into her own hands.

Rhythm & Rhyme (#3)

.Gone in a heartbeat…

After 8 months on the outside, Wynter is gaining confidence as she opens up to her brothers about her childhood, and even manipulates their useless father into stepping up at last.

Yet her sister Joy finds life away from the cult increasingly difficult. She reveals a secret about someone from Wynter’s past, forever altering the family dynamics.

When a horrific accident threatens to tear everything apart, will Wynter’s dreams of a happy family be destroyed?

Lost Melodies (#4)

No secrets, no lies…

Wynter finally has the home she always dreamed of when Caleb buys a ramshackle farmhouse on the mountain. With Jesse to guide her at every step (even when she’d rather he didn’t), she has her first boyfriend, her first job, and a new band at school.

But one of her brothers is hiding a shameful secret. Just when her hopes of a united family seem possible… he’s gone. And one by one, her successes are falling apart.

Wynter feels strong enough to handle anything. So why is she retreating into fantasy?

Distortion (#5)

The past taints everything.

Wynter has helped to create a safe home with her family. Her music career is taking off with an overseas recording opportunity and a new all-girl rock band.

Her brothers could use some help. Indio returns from London and there’s a room waiting for him if he’ll take it, as well as an old flame in the wings. Caleb has a new chance at love, and Jesse continues his search for the perfect girl.

Out of the blue, their mother Miriam returns seeking reconciliation. Her years of neglect have distorted her children’s chances for love and happiness. Do they want closure on the past… or revenge?

Natural Harmonics (#6)

When love makes sense…

Wynter and her brothers are ready to rock venues all over Seattle. No one can deny the natural chemistry Rule212 has on stage.

Behind the scenes there’s tension brewing.

It’s not easy to work, play, and live together. Family means everything to Wynter and she’ll do whatever it takes to protect hers.

But something at the very heart of this family is ripping it apart.

No secrets or lies—it’s one of Caleb’s house rules. So why does everyone keep breaking it?

Duet (#7)

Two hearts yearning…

As Wynter and Jesse set out on an adventure-filled road trip to rescue Indio from drugs and despair, back home Caleb resolves to take control of his family as once-close relationships deteriorate.

Meanwhile in Sacramento, Xay Morant lives with his ailing mother and a whole heap of bitterness over his year spent in the Light. He’s doing okay, all things considered.

But he’s never forgotten the girl from the ashram who used to climb through a hole in the fence in the dead of night to listen to rock songs on the radio with him…

Minor Key (#8)

A bittersweet tune…

Three years ago, Xay left Wynter to face the nightmare alone. She’s been searching for him ever since—and now he’s found her first.

Can he pick up the pieces of a past she’s trying to forget?

As Wynter and her brothers prepare to head off on tour with their band Rule212, tragedy strikes this already wounded family.

Where will they find healing?

Broken Strings (#9)

Where does forgiveness begin?

A newcomer forces Wynter and her family to reassess their priorities. Meanwhile, her new bestie could be perfect for Jesse, and Xay has an opportunity to chase his rockstar dreams.

What could break the strings binding this family together?

Caleb, rock-solid, has never faltered… until now. To help him, Indio must find a way through his resentment. With Jesse hiding an impossible secret and Wynter forced into silent anguish, can they all pull together despite the pain?

The Beat Goes On (#10)

Strong enough?

A mountain hideaway, an eccentric medieval tower, farm animals, homegrown veggies, and music all day long… Wynter’s appearance in her brothers’ lives rocked their world.

But something is holding them back from the bright future they’ve worked so hard for.

The secret to unraveling the past lies in that off-the-grid commune in southern Arizona where, in her fourteenth year, Wynter met a free-spirited Aussie boy and his best friend, who together changed her view of the world forever…

Short stories

Visit my store to download or purchase short stories about Wynter Wild’s family. When you download a free story, your email address will be added to my mailing list (unsubscribe at any time). Subscribers get coupons for purchasing ebooks, box sets, and short stories.

FREE stand-alone prequel to the Wynter Wild series.

Stand-alone prequel to the Wynter Wild series.

FREE stand-alone prequel to Little Sister Song (taken from book 10 flashbacks)

Sequel set 6 months after the Wynter Wild series ends.

Scarabaeus series

If you’re a science fiction reader or a fan of TV shows like Firefly, you might enjoy my two sci-fi adventure ebooks. Click the covers to purchase or to read on Kindle Unlimited.

Originally published by HarperCollins, these books launched my publishing career back in 2009.

Trained since childhood in advanced biocyph seed technology by the all-powerful Crib empire, Edie’s mission is to terraform alien worlds while her masters bleed the outlawed Fringe populations dry.

When renegade mercenaries kidnap Edie, she’s not entirely sure it’s a bad thing… until they leash her to a bodyguard, Finn—a former freedom fighter-turned-slave, beaten down but never broken. If Edie strays from Finn’s side, he dies. If she doesn’t cooperate, the pirates will kill them both.

But Edie’s abilities far surpass anything her enemies imagine. And now, with Finn as her only ally as the merciless Crib closes in, she’ll have to prove it or die on the site of her only failure… a world called Scarabaeus.

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