My Books

Book #1 of the “Choices Matter” fiction series –  available on Amazon.

               Can Maggie afford to let her guard down around the                  charming Preston? 

Will Preston’s past jeopardize his chances with the one girl who     could anchor his future?

After a series of bad choices rocked his world, seventeen-year-old Preston charts a new course as far from his ladies’ man ways as he can get. He distances himself from the dating scene and avoids his party-loving friends—the things that once dominated his life. Then he meets Maggie, the new girl in town, the first day of their junior year. She’s beautiful on the inside and out, knows nothing of his past, and he can’t get her out of his mind.

When a disastrous first date leaves her skeptical about the guys at Madison High, Maggie slows down her pursuit of a guy to trust with her white-wedding-dress future. She wants a boyfriend, sure, but he’d have to be nothing like the jerk who forced her first kiss. Someone more like Preston, who’s been nothing but sweet and helpful, not to mention, easy on the eyes. But he is so out of her league.

Excerpt from the book . . . 


Book #2 of the Choices Matter series – available on Amazon

She needs time.

He’s willing to wait.

But nothing is ever that simple.

In this sequel to “before I knew you”—

Maggie’s head is spinning. The best and the worst parts about junior year at Madison have one thing in common: Preston. If only his past hadn’t collided with their present. But it did. Now, his ex is back in the picture, and Maggie has a big decision to make. Time will help her figure things out and make the right choice, won’t it?

With his past revealed and the worst behind him, Preston has big plans to salvage what’s left of his junior year. No. What’s left of their junior year. Yep. Life will settle down for him and Maggie. Soon the nightmare will be just a bad memory. His baggage has been unpacked, so things can only get better, right?


The “Waiting Matters” non-fiction series also available on Amazon.


The practical advice and candid discussions of the “Waiting Matters . . .” posts packaged into mini-books, just the right size to slip in your purse, backpack, or locker. OR download the ebooks to your phone or ereader.

Grouped together in a discussion-friendly, topical format, each mini-book is perfect for a youth group or accountability small group study. Need 10 or more books? Contact me about a discount.

saving sex for marriage in a Fifty Shades world–

A world that respects sex . . . ”

Can you imagine a society molded around the principle that sex is a gift? An awesomely amazing gift from GOD? You know, the guy who created it? 
A place where people totally get that sex is more than simply a pleasurable physical act. 
Oh, everyone knows that sex is incredible. But because it’s so good, sex is protected from anything or anyone who would try to abuse it.
Can you even imagine such a place?
Barely, right?
Because instead, ours is a “Fifty Shades of Grey” world where sex has been so trivialized that saving sex for marriage is labeled old-fashioned, unnecessary, unimportant. Even worse ridiculous or dumb. 
But I’m here to convince you that GOD’s design for sex is amazing. 
That waiting does matter. 
That sex is worth saving for marriage. 
Even in this Fifty Shades world.

the who, what, when, where, how, and why of saving sex for marriage

Saving sex for marriage is the best decision  you’ll ever make. 

No matter who you are, how old you are, or where you live. Doesn’t even matter what’s in your past.

“But I already didn’t wait!”

Then a commitment to “renewed waiting” is the second-best choice you’ll ever make. Nothing makes more sense than stopping behavior that puts you at risk physically, emotionally, and mentally.

“But it’s hard to wait . . . ”

Of course it is. Waiting is tough, but it’s not impossible. You can do it.

These practical strategies and candid conversations from the “Waiting Matters . . . Because YOU Matter” blog series will help you navigate the choppy waters of saving sex for marriage.

Because sex is worth waiting for. You are worth waiting for.