In Print and In Process

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Oh, Happy Day Spa! is a short work of psychological fiction. The story is narrated by the ever-practical thirteen-year-old Ricci, the daughter of a sweet-natured psychopath named Nanette.

Author’s Note: This story represents a composite of my experiences as a child of a parent who suffered recurring bouts of psychosis, miscellaneous experiences related to upbringing, and my resulting lifelong self-doubt regarding my own sanity.

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This story is narrated by the deadly yet naïve Christie Cleek Ponaire, a fifteen-year-old hunter of bad men. Christie is her generation’s Chosen hunter in a generations old society of cave-dwelling religious zealots.

Author’s Note: This material for the Christie character and story setting is centrally informed by my experiences as a homeless teenager in Central California in the early-mid 1970s.

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A mother's memoir of bereavement and recuperation, based on the "What if It's Green Beans?" blog.

Author’s Note: I wrote this hyper-personal Blog-to-Book project with 3 hopes in mind. First, that other mother’s who have lost children to suicide might feel less alone in the depth of their own grief. Second, that people considering suicide will discover - despite what depression tells them - that they are absolutely valuable, essential, and integral to their families and community. Last, that postvention researchers will be able to use this document as an artifact from which to mine useful data in order to find a cure.