Selected Works

Fiction
An American love story with Cold War complications.
Three women--a composer, a galley cook, and a climate change geologist--take jobs in Antarctica where they fall in love and into trouble.
A moment of simultaneous grace and injustice leads to the unraveling of three lives.
Two sisters unveil the truth about their brother's disappearance.
Lori, an adult bicycle mechanic, learns to read -- and much more.
Sports and adventure stories.
Nonfiction
For Kids
Armchair travel to Antarctica.
Victoria saves an endangered continent.
River wants to make the WNBA!
A mountain lion prowls into an urban neighborhood.
Two girls survive in a mountain storm.

Working Parts, a novel

Lori Taylor is a top-notch bicycle mechanic and a smart woman with well-oiled charisma. And, she can't read. Her best friend Mickey is long on literacy but comes up short in matters of love. The two friends enter into a pact that leads to dangerous emotional territory. But as they negotiate the rough ride of personal growth, the mutual dream that drives them begins to unravel.... WORKING PARTS is a novel that taps the essence of friendship and the potential unleashed when we face our most intense fears.

"...to witness this wonderfully original character find renewal in a previously alien landscape makes for a liberating and joyous excursion in reading."
-- Pat Holt, San Francisco Chronicle