LET YOUR LIPS TWITCH
A Humorous Collection of Short Stories
Between these covers, you'll find short fiction in several genres. Each tale is infused with unique characters and comical situations, some rooted in reality, others certainly not. Flip the page and join a jewel heist executed by bumbling thieves at a gastronomy party, meet a lowly soul gifted the fantastical chance to redo an all-consuming moment of regret, or sweat alongside a father as he realizes his daughter is growing up too fast. Turn another page and you’ll enjoy clowning around while meeting Mr. Right, then zoom in on a perfectly focused meet cute, or feel Mother Nature’s wrath as a rebellious fishing excursion goes all kinds of wrong. There is something in this collection for everyone to enjoy, including eight never-before-seen stories.
Allow yourself to be entertained and whisked away. Let humour in all its glorious forms tempt your lips to move. Don’t fight the urge. Embrace it. Go ahead and let your lips twitch.
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THE BIG OL' BIKE
BIG THINGS ARE HAPPENING IN LITTLE SPRINGS...
Everything about Oliver is small, from his footprint to his glasses—and a trio of bullies never let him forget it. When Oliver receives a special old bike for his birthday, he rides tall for the first time. But, the meanest bully in school doesn’t like that at all. Oliver finds himself challenged to a race. Now, he’ll have to be bigger than he ever imagined in order to prove heroes come in small packages too.
For ages 7 - 10.
Longer than average for this age range, The Big Ol' Bike is meant to be transitional between chapter books and middle grade novels. Themes of bullying, friendship, and finding confidence are explored within this story.
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2021 Page Turner Award Finalist
2021 Females of Fiction Award Finalist (Hindi's Libraries)
IT'S IN THE WORKS!
KEEP MOMMY SAFE
From the perspective of a child, KEEP MOMMY SAFE is a rhyming picture book that tells the tale of a young boy eagerly awaiting the return of his mommy from a long day of police work. Together with his daddy, they find a special way to cope with worry whenever she works late and can’t be home for bedtime hugs.
This book is written and illustrated by myself. It has been a labour of love. My hope is to teach kids about police officers, while also opening important opportunities for dialogue within first responder families... and all in a heartwarming way!
Note: this project is currently on hold.
I'm always busy working on something, or many things, or TOO many things!