A Moving Tribute

Sometimes when we see a picture, hear a lyric, or read something, it resonates, and we’re filled with emotion. As authors, we strive to engage reader’s emotions when we write and promote our novels. When I pick up a novel, I enjoy reading the letter from the author and often wonder about the story behind the dedication.

This past week in Kingston, Ontario, a parade of flags was set up. One hundred and twenty-eight Canadian flags, each one representing 1000 soldiers who went missing or lost their lives in the line of duty, have been mounted on a fence that runs along a busy road. As you drive by, the vibrant red and white flutters in the breeze. I imagine the soldiers standing at attention and their families waving, summoning them back to the safety of their arms.



It’s a very simple, very moving tribute to the Canadian soldiers who have lost their lives protecting us and others. The Flags of Remembrance will remain up until Remembrance Day on November 11 and every day I’ll be thinking of the sacrifice that the soldiers and their families have made.


Perfectly Unpredictable is an inspirational romance, which I hope resonates and brings hope to anyone who is grieving.

PerfectlyUnpredictflat3_200Kalia Beck always dreamed of starting a family, living in a house with a white picket fence, and finding her soul mate. Just not in that order. Kalia is coping with an unplanned pregnancy when she learns the father has passed away. She soon finds out that single parenthood isn’t easy, especially when the only thing that soothes the baby is the guitar-playing of a reluctant and reclusive next-door neighbor.

Mack Challen, lead guitarist in a rock and roll band, knows it takes a village to raise a child. He just doesn’t think there’s a village big enough to help “gay momma” and her screaming baby. Kalia and Mack aren’t looking for love and aren’t ready for each other, but when the future unfolds, it’s … Perfectly Unpredictable.