Books

Here you will find descriptions and links to my published works in book form. If you are interested in some of my other writing (articles, poetry, etc). CLICK HERE! I hope you read, enjoy, become inspired, and write reviews.

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P.O.W.ER

Young Adult Speculative/Feminist Fiction

format: paperback, 6” x 9”; e-book; 291 pages

distribution: Ingram book company, Amazon, kindle, Barnes & Noble, nook, ibook/itunes, kobo

  • Finalist, Sarton Literary Award in Contemporary Fiction, 2015
  • Nominated for the National Book Award, 2015

For each book sold, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to causes that support women and children around the world.

In a world where access to the written word is reserved to men, Andra BetScrivener has been able to read and write ever since she was a little girl without anyone teaching her. She must keep her abilities a secret in the country of New North, or she could lose her hands, her eyes or her life. In fact, the only paths offered to her–and all young women–are to either marry or enter the government-run Women’s Training Program, where she’ll be taught “feminine” arts like drawing, painting, and homemaking. On her seventeenth birthday, Andra discovers that her abilities extend beyond reading. She can write events to life. As she begins to explore her new ability, she must take care not to jeopardize her father’s job as head scrivener at the Ministry.

Despite her efforts to keep her powers hidden, she comes to the attention of both the government and a rebel group, who each desire to use Andra for their own goals. At the same time, she begins to meet other gifted women who have never dared use their unique powers. With the help of her friends Brian and Lauren—who has the ability to read minds—Andra must find a way to unite the power of women to create change. When one side manipulates Andra’s words into killing someone, and the other threatens her father’s life and her own freedom, Andra decides to use her writing to empower others to stop governmental oppression. But in a society ruled by lies, cruelty, and inequality her journey will not be easy or safe.

Creative Collaborations through Inclusive Theatre and Community Based Learning

Nonfiction

format: hardcover ; e-book; 196 pages

Available now at Amazon and through Palgrave Macmillan

  • Winner of the 2018 AATE Distinguished Book Award!

Palgrave Studies in Play, Performance, Learning and Development

In Creative Collaborations through Inclusive Theatre and Community Based Learning: Students in Transition, we share the stories of a collaboration between two educators who believe that learning is enhanced when it reaches beyond the confines of the classroom, and brings in creative approaches. This stands true for college students as well as transition student (people who may have special needs or challenges); we believe creative community-based collaborations can enrich any classroom. By sharing our own stories, along with those of participants in our programs and others, we hope to encourage people to look for their own ways of bringing the college classroom into the community and vice versa. We introduce you to the excitement, challenges, and unexpected surprises that come when you create a program that achieves academic goals for college students, while supporting unique needs expressed by a specific community.

Short Story Anthologies

Invasion

Short story collection

Kindle edition; 268 pages

STORIES BY
Lisa A. Kramer • Michael G. Williams • Michelle Mogil • Micha Fire • Ezekiel David • Charles Barouch • Mike Reeves-McMillan • Jeremy Lichtman • Jefferson Smith • LJ Cohen • Timothy Hurley • Jeremiah Lewis • R. A. Desilets • Bill Ries-Knight • CM Stewart

Watch the skies. Watch the least creatures beneath your feet. Watch the border. Theme-Thology: Invasion is a tasting menu with fifteen flavors of fear.

Day I Died

Short story collection

Kindle edition; 148 pages

Stories by: Michelle Mogil, CM Stewart, Micha Fire, Lore Hera, Veronica Stephens, LJ Cohen, Charles Barouch, Bill Ries-Knight, David Grigg, Lisa Kramer.
Poetry by: Amanda Rachelle Warren

What if medical science got too good at saving your life? What if you were assured of reincarnation but you had to spend every life with a crazy person? What if your lucky number was trying to kill you? What if we take a different view?

We have ten characters in here that are dying to meet you.

Real World Unreal

Short story collection

Kindle edition; 242 pages

13 Stories which expose the unreal parts of your supposedly real world. Meet the other Queen of England. Mourn the boy who didn’t die. Find out how foreign another country can be.

Coming soon . . .