Books

Here are a few of the books I have written and links to where you can purchase them. Check back soon for more non-fiction. (I will be updating and re-releasing some of my earlier, out-of-print titles.)

 

Non-Fiction

 

Cover - Mentalpause and Other Midlife LaughsMentalpause and Other Midlife Laughs

Do you often forget the words for common things, like “husband” or “sink”? Have you suddenly found subzero temperatures pleasant? Are your body parts starting to move south for the winter, spring, summer . . . ?

Midlife and menopause can be . . . what was I going to say? Oh, yeah, they can be challenging times. But there are plenty of reasons to be thankful, too. Laura Jensen Walker went into early menopause after her bout with breast cancer. In this book, she celebrates life and helps you laugh in the midst of hot flashes and memory loss.  Amazon    Barnes and Noble

 

Cover - Living Through CancerLiving Through Breast Cancer with Faith, Hope and Laughter (formerly Thanks for the Mammogram!)

When Laura Jensen Walker was diagnosed with breast cancer on her first wedding anniversary, she found laughter to be healing in the midst of terrifying circumstances. In fact, she couldn’t have gotten through without her sense of humor.

Infused with strength and dignity, this uplifting and uproarious approach to a most serious subject will show women confronting the disease–and those who love them–that faith, hope, and a healthy dose of laughter can make all the difference.  Amazon    Barnes and Noble

 

Fiction

 

Cover - Dreaming in Black and WhiteDreaming in Black & White

Phoebe Grant is everyone’s favorite movie geek-unbeatable at trivia, convinced that all the world’s a movie screen. She can organize a four-hankie chick-flickathon with a wave of her tall, nonfat, double mocha. And she’s a shoo-in for the job of her dreams-movie reviewer for the newpaper where she works.

Enter Alex Spencer-not only gorgeous but also a film buff, perfectly cast for a celluloid kiss and a fade to sunset. Unfortunately, Alex is the villain who sends Phoebe packing to the last place on earth she wants to be-back home to boring little Barley, California Amazon     Barnes and Noble

 

Cover - Technicolor

Dreaming in Technicolor

Everyone’s favorite film geek Phoebe Grant heads off to Merrie Old England-and changes her cinematic dreams from black and white to living color.

Phoebe’s family has money troubles. Her spiritual life is dragging. She misses her long-distance best friend, Lindsey, terribly, but newly engaged Lindsey has turned into a long-distance Bridezilla. Phoebe needs a break, which is why she jumps at the cheap off-season fare to England. But what awaits Phoebe in the land of Mrs. Miniver and Notting Hill is nothing short of disaster . . . and nothing less than a miracle.   Amazon    Barnes and Noble

 

Cover - Miss InvisibleMiss Invisible

Convinced that her larger size relegates her to wallflower status, Freddie Heinz hides behind the wedding cakes she creates as a professional baker. But life is about to change for Miss Invisible.

First of all, Freddie’s found a new friend who encourages her to come out of her shell. Then Hal, the cute veterinarian, starts showing interest in the woman behind the delightful cakes. And when Freddie decides to break every rule in the “big girl’s” book and find out who she really is, life gets even more exciting–and hilarious.

Cinderella, look out! Miss Invisible is becoming the belle of the ball–and having a ball in the process. Because any size is the right size–and love can see what the rest of the world passes by. Amazon   Barnes and Noble

 

Cover - Daring ChloeDaring Chloe

When Chloe Adams’ fiancé dumps her—the night before their wedding—two girlfriends from her book group decide a little adventure is in order for the three of them. After all, why let a perfectly good honeymoon cruise go to waste?

One good adventure calls for another as Chloe’s friends try to coax her out of her post-dumping funk, and soon she finds herself living out the adventures in her book club’s latest selections. Hiking. Sailing. River rafting. Traveling to new places and eating exotic food. The play-it-safe Chloe begins to blossom into a new, daring Chloe. A Chloe who just might be ready to take on her biggest adventure of all.  Amazon   Barnes and Noble

 

Cover - Turning the PaigeTurning the Paige

Welcome to the in-between world of Paige Kelley. At thirty-five, she’s put her dreams on hold to care for her ailing, high-maintenance mother. Three years after her divorce she’s still not dating, still working at her temp job, and still longing for motherhood even though, as her own mother often points out, “You’re not getting any younger, you know!”

When her Getaway Girls book club friends urge Paige to break free and get on with her life, she desperately wants to try. But how? What about her mom? The unexpected answers come from a surprising source. A trip to Scotland and a potential new love interest help launch an exciting new chapter in her life. Amazon   Barnes and Noble

 

beccaBecca by the Book

Sales clerk, barista, telemarketer, sign waver … At twenty-five, free-spirited Becca Daniels is still trying to figure out what she wants to be when she grows up. What Becca doesn’t want to be is bored. She craves the rush of a new experience, whether it’s an extreme sport, a shocking hair color, or a new guy.

That’s why she quit her bookstore job, used her last bit of credit to go skydiving, and broke her leg. And that’s why, grounded and grumpy, Becca bristles when teased by friends for being commitment-phobic. In response, Becca issues an outrageous wager—that she can sustain a three-month or twenty-five date relationship with the next guy who asks her out.  Amazon   Barnes and Noble

 

Cover - Reconstructing NatalieReconstructing Natalie

Natalie Moore is about to lose what little cleavage she had. She’ll shave her head, leave her church, fall for a man in scrubs, learn to tap, and flash a roomful of women. Natalie needs to know with or without her breasts she is more than the sum of her parts. Amazon   Barnes and Noble