When words aren't enough, what is? 

Brilliant and fluent in too many languages to count, 15-year-old Sierra Wright can't seem to communicate what is important to her in any language. Though April Wright stubbornly keeps an upbeat attitude about her daughter's future, she has let her own dreams slip away. Just across the bridge lives old Luca, scarred from his time in a Romanian gulag years before. Though he has seemingly given up on people, Sierra is drawn to him despite his prickly edges. No one else is comfortable with the unpredictable old man spending time alone with Sierra, not even Luca's son. Yet it is this unconventional relationship that will bring two families together to form friendships and unearth their family stories, stories that just might give them all the courage to soar on wings toward a new future. 
Note: New copies of The Language of Sparrows are no longer on sale. However, I'm in the process of editing the book, and it should be available again in the fall of 2017. 

Coming Soon: I will be releasing a book in collaboration with my critique partner, Christine Lindsay. It is tentatively titled Novel Renaissance: Tools to Expand Your Writing Craft and Writing Life. It will be released in the fall of 2017.