Book #2 in the series, Celtic Dreams, is in the works and we hope to have it available for pre-sale on Amazon very soon.
As a 'thank you' for your patience, here is an excerpt from the first book:
Kenna Michaels was perfectly content being an ordinary girl, with an ordinary family and an ordinary life. Or was she? While there was some comfort to be found in the predictable nature of her day-to-day life, there was a tiny part of Kenna that longed to do something extraordinary with her life. Yes, fate had plans for Kenna - and she would have never guessed that her ordinary life was about to change that sunny Friday afternoon, as she was on her way to her Nana and Papa’s house.
“Well, so much for that silly Christmas song!” thought Kenna. “Over the river and through the woods? Really? It’s more like, over the freeway and through the city to Grandmother’s house we go. This traffic is ridiculous!”
Kenna pulled out her phone as she pulled into the driveway. Once the car was in park, she started dialing her best friend and was in mid-conversation before she had her seatbelt off.
“That’s it, Zoey. The next time I go to my Nana’s house, you’re coming with me. At least you would have had me laughing at all of the terrible drivers out there. Or we would have been singing. How can anyone stay angry when they’re singing?”
“You don’t need me to sing. Why didn’t you sing all by yourself? Heaven knows, we usually can’t shut you up! You’re always singing – even in class. Remember how angry Ms. Schultz was in kindergarten when you kept singing during story time?” Zoey asked just as she began one of her famous giggle fits.
"Well, the teachers at the high school are a lot worse than Ms. Schultz. I seriously thought steam was going to come out of Mr. Danbury's ears during our chemistry lab yesterday. He is clearly not a fan of show tunes. Or maybe it was because I belted out 'Don't Rain on My Parade' just as the steam caused by Sean's poor measuring skills soaked my lab notes. I swear Zoey, from now on I'm doing the measuring, or I'm getting a new lab partner!"
“You know you can’t get a new lab partner. It would break poor Sean’s heart! Oh well, no measuring today, Kenna. Rumor has it you'll be organizing closets, not experimenting or baking.”
“Wait...I didn’t tell you about that, did I? How did you know?” asked Kenna.
“You know the routine. Your mom told my mom, who mentioned it to my dad when he came by to pick me up last weekend. You know my dad is always excited when he knows something that I don’t – even if it is just about cleaning out closets.”
“Yep, that’s me and my exciting life. Kenna Michaels - Girl Superhero. I’m off to save the world, one closet at a time. I should have just come here straight after school since it’s so close, but I wanted to check in on Brian. I know my little brother is old enough to stay home by himself for an hour until my mom gets home - but popping in unexpectedly keeps him on his best behavior. So I got stuck in rush hour traffic because I’m a good sister! Hey Zoey, I have to go. I just noticed that Papa is standing on the porch with his arms crossed. I think he's been waiting for me. With Papa, crossed arms are never a good thing.”
“Well, you have fun with that!” Zoey said with a touch of sarcasm. “See you later Kenna!”
“Later, Zoey!” Kenna said, as she grabbed her backpack and went to see what had put that scowl on her grandfather’s face.
Please continue to check here for updates on my books. I have a lot of books planned for young adults, (including another series about Kenna's brother, Brian) and I might even throw in a couple of grownup books. Hmmm..."Nana's Cookbook" and "Random Ramblings of a Martini Drinking Grandma" might be fun!