Emily's Stories: (Three short stories) Emily Walters is a sharp, inquisitive fourteen-year-old north Florida girl who loves maps, her rusty old bike, and the forest behind her house. Sometimes her dreams tell her the future and sometimes her waking hours bring wise birds and other spirits into her life. In these three short stories, join Emily in her adventures and mysteries. When her family vacations in the mountains in “High Country Painter,” a wise Pine Siskin tells her she must quickly learn how to paint dreams into reality to prevent an afternoon hike from becoming a tragedy. In “Map Maker,” she’ll need her skills—and the help of a Chuck-will’s-widow—to a fight a developer’s plans for from bulldozing the sacred forest behind her house and replacing it with a subdivision. In “Sweetbay Magnolia,” she’ll learn the secrets of her grandmother’s favorite tree, the crumbling almost-forever house down on the river, and why some ghosts would rather visit than haunt. Also in Audiobook and Ebook
Dream of Crows: (Short story) After going on a business trip to north Florida, you have strange dreams about something lurid and/or dangerous that happened in a cemetery next to Tate's Hell Swamp. You try to remember and when you do, that's all she wrote.
Carrying Snakes Into Eden: (Short story) In this tongue-in-cheek 1960s-era short story with a dash of magic, two students skip church, pick up a hobo with a sack of snakes, and realize there may be long-term consequences.
The Land Between the Rivers: (Three short stories) This collection features three tales set before the dawn of recorded time in the Florida Panhandle world bordered by the Apalachicola River, Ochlockonee River and the Gulf of Mexico. This diverse environment of coastline, baygalls, swamps and forests includes the beautiful and notorious Tate’s Hell State Forest. In How the Panther Lost Her Roar, you’ll meet the rare and endangered Florida Panther that could be found in Tate’s Hell as late as the 1960s. In How the Snake Bird Learned to Dry His Feathers, you’ll meet a Florida bird—also called the Anhinga—that learns to swim before he learns to fly. And, in How the Bear Found Her Favorite Food, you’ll learn what the Florida black bear eats when she has her choice. These stories begin where the Seminole Creation Myth ends as seen through the eyes of Eulalie, the root doctor in my novella Conjure Woman's Cat.
Snakebit:(Short story) Anne and David meet and fall in love at a summer resort hotel in the Montana mountains. That fall, after they go back to their respective universities, Anne is assaulted on a dark city street. She won't let David see or help her in any way until he's finally allowed to visit Florida the following June, where he finds Anne greatly changed. She wants him to give up everything for her. He plans to leave her, but then the magic of the dark swamp called Tate's Hell interrupts those plans.
Visiting Aunt Ruby: (Short Story) When David travels from Montana to Florida to see his girl friend, he's introduced to her aunt Ruby who lives in a fading doublewide in an aging trailer park. She's likely to say anything, but then it appears she's seen everything.
Conjure Woman's Cat (Novella): Thank you to all of the people who have bought this book and donated their time to reading my stories. I'm also appreciative of those who stopped by Amazon and B&N and posted a review. Coming this spring, a new audio version.
If you live in Florida, wish you lived in Florida, or simply like reading about Florida, I have some more books for you.
A young man comes home from a high school band trip, and finds his parents mysteriously absent. Then he notices a ghostly lady on the street heading for his house.