NEW: Free Spirits


Free Spirits (Ampersand, Inc. 2023)

Inspired by real events—the speeches of Victoria Woodhull in her efforts to amend the Marriage Laws, the trial of spirit photographer William H.  Mumler, and P. T. Barnum’s American Museum–this is the story of an abused woman in 1865 struggling to become free and independent at a time when the richest and most independent women in New York City were prostitutes and many others, including spiritualists, circus freaks and even photographers and ministers, often profited through fraud and deceit. Read Chapter One…


               Finalist, 2023 Pacific Northwest Writers Association Prize for an Historical Novel

               Finalist, 2021 Tuscarora Prize from Hidden River Arts for an Historical Novel


Free Spirits