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     Hello and welcome! My latest book is the award-winning young-adult historical novel, Playing by Heart  (Vinspire Publishing), inspired by two amazing sisters who lived in 18th-century Milan. Learn more about the novel, read review excerpts, and download book group discussion questions on this page. NEW FOR TEACHERS: download a FREE Teacher's Guide containing book-related student activities and discussion questions for Playing by Heart here


For purchasing info, see the book's page on the publisher's website.

     Playing by Heart has won numerous awards, including the 2018 Catholic Arts and Letters Award (CALA) for Children's/Young Adult Fiction and a 2018 Catholic Press Association Book Award for Teens and Young Adults! For a complete list of the novel's accolades, see the right sidebar on this page.


     My first novel, Rosa, Sola, was also a Catholic Press Association Book Award recipient: Honorable Mention in the Children's Books Category. To learn more about that novel and read review excerpts, see this page.