For AdultsDragon gargoyle surveys Paris

Jesuit professor Daniel Cronin has been fascinated by the gargoyles of Notre Dame since his first visit to Paris, nearly 30 years ago, but he never thought he’d talk with one. He never thought a creature of stone could see into his soul.

Until he meets Uriel, one of the gargoyles who keep watch along the cathedral’s galerie des chimères.

When Uriel asks him to investigate a young woman’s suspicious death, Daniel visits the showboat where she worked as an illusionist’s assistant, only to discover that the woman whose body he had seen just hours before is still alive.


A Novel of Gargoyles and Paris

Finalist, Daphne du Maurier Contest

(Unpublished Mainstream, 2013)


For Tweens

While other kids do homework after school, Jo and her best friend Christopher work undercover for Jo’s dad, a witch who is part of a secret unit that investigates supernatural disturbances in the city of Philadelphia. Witches in the ordinary world have to hide their talents, so for Jo and Christopher going undercover isn’t something new. But a nest of rogue witches is a lot more dangerous than any schoolyard bully. Supernatural fires are breaking out in the city, and Jo’s father has been warned to trust no one. As Jo and Christopher investigate, the cat in a used bookshop and an ancient oak tree dating back to before the American Revolution lead them to an old cemetery that has dangerous secrets of its own.



When thirteen-year-old Jo Winters’ parents decide to leave the little town of New Salem, where everyone is a witch, and move to the ordinary “outsider” world, it’s bad enough that she has to hide her witching talents from everyone at the outsider school.

Now a string of supernatural fires is sweeping through the supposedly ordinary town, and Jo’s only friend in this new place is acting really weird, like maybe he knows something about it. The evil flame-spirits are even starting to influence her dad.

It’s up to Jo to use her talent for understanding the language of animals and unravel the mystery behind the supernatural fires and her parents’ sudden decision to leave New Salem.