I’m always working on several projects. These are my current ones. My writing plans for the next several years can be found here.
Lilli Strauss never meant to offend anyone … but apparently marrying a German immigrant from the Philadelphia slums is an inconceivable action that must separate her from her family, the illustrious Strattons.
A year later, with a baby to think about, Lilli accepts her overbearing older sister’s request to come with her and her family, the Farjons, on their Virginia plantation while Lilli’s husband Chris goes through college.
However, Lilli soon finds that she simply can’t live in a place where her fellow human beings – regardless of their color – are enslaved. She can’t look away; she is no longer what she once was; she is changed now. She was simply once a Stratton.
Progress: approx. 30K written. Goal: write 35K in May. Destination: complete in July.
With his family relying on him for support after his father’s death, former football star Charlie Hanson takes extra work doing odd jobs for reclusive “Crazy” Callie James.
Unable to follow his buddies (and best girl) to college, Charlie is sure he’s lost everything, but Callie soon shows him that there’s more to life than a having a group of friends to approve your every move, wise or not.
Even a crazy person living on the edge of a swamp is worth getting to know.
Progress: outline completed. Goal: last-minute outlining. Destination: start writing in July.
Alice Knight has always had definite plans for her life. Now that she’s eighteen and about to come out into society, her plans seem to be at her fingertips: she’s on her way to becoming a debutante and then, she hopes, a bride.
However, for the first time in her life, Alice’s emotions and common sense prod her in different directions. What does God lead us to follow? Our heads or our hearts?
Progress: giving myself a little more time. Goal: start editing in August. Destination: a few trusted readers may be asked to critique it this summer.