For Parents & Teachers

As a former junior high English teacher and a parent of five, I know how important it is to find books that are appropriate for your kids. I hope to answer any questions you may have below.

If you have a concern that I didn't cover, please feel free to contact me!

Book #1 of the Dragon Guardian Chronicles

Firesight

Mom’s Choice Awards® Gold Recipient

A world split by storm, frost, and fire.

A young fire mage on the run, hunted by Shadow Knights, and carrying a stolen dragon…

About My Books

I'm a former junior high English teacher and currently a Catholic homeschooling momma of five. Whether you're a parent, grandparent, or teacher, I understand how important this is!

I write to keep my books family-friendly. They're appropriate for ages 10 on up (5th grade +), and they can be enjoyed by teens and adults alike! My books are free of sexual content, profanity, and grotesque violence. There may be a small amount of romance, but it's not a huge theme in my stories. Boys who aren't interested in a ton of romance don't have to worry.

There are fantasy battles and death, so use your discretion for your own child. If your child is younger than 10, I recommend reading it yourself first to determine if it's appropriate for them.

I am Catholic, so my Christian morality and faith reflect itself in certain themes throughout my writing. It's part of who I am, and not something that can be compartmentalized.

At the same time, I wouldn't say my books are only for Christians. My worldview affects my writing, but these books can be enjoyed by kids from all walks of life. The themes, I feel, are universal - classic good vs. evil.

My books are set in a completely different world which may have its own "religion" and history (called the Great Dragon in the Dragon Guardian Chronicles, for example). This often comes up in reference to the history of the world (think Aslan in Narnia, but without such a direct role in the story). My books are not allegorical fiction like Narnia.

My fantasy worlds are completely separate from our world, and my magic systems belong in those worlds. There is a theme of good vs. evil, and magic is considered a tool (without incantations or spells or rituals). The powers that characters have are a genetic trait that's considered a gift, not something they can get on their own. This makes it similar to magic systems in Lord of the Rings, for example.

If you have any hesitations about magic and fantasy worlds, I encourage you to read my book first to determine if it's appropriate for your child.