Between Heroes and Villains Anthology – Release Date: June 17th

Check out my story Ice Bonds and all the other wonderful stories in the new JL Anthology!  To be released on June 17th.

“What is the difference between a hero and a villain?

A hero should always use their power for good: a detective devotes his life to chasing gifted villains; a girl uses her frost powers to rescue her father; a weary sidekick faces her childhood nemesis; and a young man must protect his loved ones against a tyrannical authority.

But having unique gifts means facing tough decisions: a doctor must choose between saving his reputation or his patient; a young woman saves a drowning man and finds herself in danger as a result; a student discovers the consequences of choice; and a wannabe hero takes on a supervillain hoping she’ll be invited to the hero’s league.

And the line between good and evil is oftentimes blurred: a self-made hero crosses that line to save the world; a lovesick henchman blindly follows his master’s orders; a mentor attempts to prevent a pupil from being drawn to villainy; a superpowered military team questions their orders despite the inevitable consequences.

Follow these men and women as they set out to save themselves, and the world, from the great evils around them.”



Trees of my childhood

Poplars lined the end of our backyard, dying almost as soon as they were planted.  Yet, they were enough to shade my childhood hideout from passerby.

The giant pine towered over our house.  It’s top reaching into heaven, and its roots tripping us as we careened across the grass.

The old maple deep in the woods took time to hike to and climb, but it shared our girlish confidences.  We lay in the branches listening to the creek wander by.

The birches were the most mysterious and infrequent beauty.  Their white trunks gashed by black stripes, zebras in the snow.