Greetings! Hi! Jambo! Kia Ora! G’Day! Dag! Hola! Guten Tag! Take a look at my “About” page to learn why I’m an author and climate activist. Every day I wake up and consider what I can do to make this planet better. Reducing my carbon footprint is a big part of that, which is why my website is being hosted by GreenGeeks. They do carbon offsets, which I’m pretty excited about. It’s going to take all of us to save our world.
Holding: Book Two, the Skye Van Bloem Trilogy was named to the 2021 Green Earth Book Award Long List! Check out the award and all the winners.
The last book in the trilogy was published on November 7, 2020!
Get all the details HERE.
My Young Adult Fiction Trilogy
The 2nd book in The Skye Van Bloem Trilogy was published in paperback and eBook in February 2020. Holding is a climate dystopia, so get ready for a harrowing journey with Skye and her friends. And yes, there is romance and adventure and a bit of mild sex. The first book in the trilogy, Countdown, touches on biodiversity importance, a theme that permeates everything in my life.
I’m a fierce protector of public lands and everything wild–even the ugly animals, who often end up being the most valuable members of an ecosystem. I write a bunch of letters to my elected officials; I sign loads of petitions; I organize rallies; I serve on many environmentally-based committees. I talk about the climate crisis. All. The. Time.
The last book in the trilogy, Launch, was published on November 7, 2020. It’s about political revolution, and it’s an interesting coincidence that Nov 7 was also the day the US election was called for Joe Biden. There is a violence content warning for Launch, since it is a young adult book. Check out the video book trailer on YouTube.
Are you in a book club looking for your next read? I will speak to your group over Zoom, for free. Check out a list of book club questions for the first book in the trilogy.
I’ll also be chatting about aviation and grief on my blog. Check out my aviation love story, and my grief self-help book. I recently went to Tanzania and Kenya, so take a look at my blogs about the trip. There are some amazing photos from my daughter.
Do you like cute wild animal pictures and updates on conservation efforts around the world, particularly in New Zealand? Want to talk about environmental issues and how you can help? Get in on the latest by becoming a member of a group for teens and their allies called Team Skye.
If you are able, consider donating to an environmental nonprofit. Here are my favorites.
My Monthly Newsletter
Sign up for my monthly newsletter on the bottom of the page. I promise you will only hear from me once a month. My newsletter will have vegetarian recipes, pictures of my puppy Finnegan, book suggestions and writing tips, and conservation news from my protagonist Skye. I plan to highlight another writer too. I will be doing book promos, giveaways, and a contest to win a bracelet like the one my protagonist Skye wears.
Join Me on Facebook
Give me a shout on Facebook. Every Monday I post a meme featuring my puppy; Wednesdays are all about word choices; Saturdays I give a book recommendation and invite you to give yours.
Finally . . .
Be safe, mask up, and remember: we can all do a better job of being good environmental stewards.
For the planet,