the stories

Introducing my most recent novella, The Highwayman, which released May 2015 in Barbour's The Most Eligible Bachelor Collection:

Samuel Wheeler is an ordinary apprentice wagonmaster by day, a masked vigilante by night, but what started as a lark has gotten out of hand. He hardly sleeps, his secret identity has taken over his life, and the girl he loves barely notices him while his alter ego sets her aflutter.

Sally Brewster works hard at her parents’ inn, nestled in the lower Shenandoah Valley, along the Great Wagon Road that runs from Philadelphia down through the Carolinas. She pays little mind to the gossip about the mysterious highwayman who lately makes life difficult for the redcoats—until the night when the heroic figure saves her from brigands.

Available here:

Barnes & Noble 


A Pioneer Christmas Collection

My first novella, Defending Truth, one of the nine in A Pioneer Christmas Collection, released September 2013 by Barbour Publishing, was a 2014 RITA® nominee, and re-released September 2015!

On the frontier of western North Carolina, which will someday become east Tennessee, Truth Bledsoe keeps her family fed while her father is away fighting the British. When she discovers a half-starved, fugitive Tory, she’s not above feeding him, but to go past simple Christian charity to forgiveness seems impossible. To love would be unthinkable.

Micah Elliot has fled capture after the massacre at King’s Mountain, heartsick, battle weary, and ashamed of the cowardice that sent him westward over the mountains instead of eastward to home. Groping his way through a crisis of faith, he must discover and embrace what might finally be worth laying his life down for.

Limited print copies, but still available as e-book from many locations: (paperback and ebook formats)
Amazon (new and used paperback and Kindle formats) (paperback)


Rebels Thick As Trees ~ A whimsical retelling of Huck's Defeat, July 1780, for the July 2010 edition of Christian Fiction Online Magazine.

Bitter Chivalry Part One ~ a six-part fantasy series, also from CFOM