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Chicken Bones
Marti Hansen, celebrated racing driver, is poised to win the championship for the second straight year.  Derek Hamilton, her rock-star lover, is planning to record an enchanting little ditty with his unlikely collaborator, Zora Covell.  The trio have no inkling that they are about to meet a visitor from the future who will lead them on an adventure that will change their lives--and influence the very course of the galaxy!

Patrolling the timelines for the High Council, Enicar-Rilon pinpoints the genesis of the violence currently wracking all known civilizations.  Defying the highest law of Homeworld, the Timer hastens to a small planet circling a nondescript sun, only to discover allies undreamed of--and devastating personal consequences.

Author's Note:

This is the one that started it all.  In the shadow of 9/11, I found I had something to say about the need to challenge what you've been taught.  The result is this "wild mix of genres that really works."  I hope you enjoy it.

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Chicken Bones
197 pages
$13.50 + shipping
ISBN 1-4184-8056-8
Suitable for adults and mature teens aged 13 +. No explicit sex or violence.
A Windswept Star
   The exiled timeship Slipstream has turned renegade, refusing the call to return to Homeworld.  Instead, the ship heads toward Earth and a reunion with the humans who shared its last adventure. The High Council must send three inexperienced Timers to retrieve the ship before it can alter the course of the future.  Their explosive arrival precipitates unsettling changes on the volatile planet--satellites drift out of orbit and combative governments accuse each other of sabotage.  A few rare time-sensitives experience disorienting episodes of alternate time.

   One of these is racing driver Marti Hansen, who suffers a devatating accident--or does she?  Her new husband, rock superstar Derek Hamilton, feels the urgent need to work for HansenRacing, which doesn't even exist--yet.  His musical collaborator Zora Covell and her husband Harry are suddenly thrust into new roles:  the reserved Zora sings onstage with Derek, and Harry finds himself competing in a Grand Prix, though he has never driven a race car!

   All four humans and the three inexperienced Timers discover depths of love and courage that they never expected.  Can they work together to avoid a catastrophe?  And will the mysterious, starry nightgems stored in Slipstream's lockers help or hinder their quest?

Author's note:

I really didn't intend to write another book about Marti and her friends, but they kept knocking on my door and insisting that there were more stories for me to tell.  And who knows?  There may be more to come!

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260 pages
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ISBN 1-4259-1309-1
Suitable for adults and mature teens aged 13+.  No explicit sex or violence.

When a long-lost painting turns up at Brush & Bevel, a decade-old mystery is reawakened. What really happened to artist Jerry Berger and his model Abby Bingham? Was it a murder-suicide, as the police proclaim, or was it something far more sinister?

Gallery owner Ginny Brent and her loyal staffers, Sue Bradley and Elsie Kimball, each take a different path to unravel the mystery. Together, their discoveries start to form a cohesive whole. But as they get closer to the solution, they discover to their horror that art is not the only thing that can be framed.


   “Were they lovers?” Jenna asked, wide-eyed. “You always hear that about artists and their models.” Then she blushed.
   “Oh, no! Jerry never had any interest in her as a woman.”
   “But they died,” Jenna prompted, absorbed in the story.
   Ginny nodded. “Ten years ago last winter. They went missing during a snowstorm. The police went nuts trying to find them. At first, everyone assumed they had just run off together, but it wasn’t like that. Mike, her husband, really stirred things up, insisting something had happened. He forced the cops to look into it.
   “It took the authorities about three weeks to find them. A hunter came across them in the snow.” She looked rather sick. “The coyotes had been at the bodies, but it looked like he killed her and then himself. Mike moved out west and never came back.”
   She sighed and returned to the present. “All of which means you may have a gold mine on your hands, Jenna. Let us clean it up, verify it is what I think it is. There may even be a signature under all the grease and smoke. Would you feel better if we came up with an agreement about what happens then?”
   Sue and Elsie excused themselves and went to the workshop down the stairs from the gallery. “I’d forgotten he killed himself,” Sue said.
   “Don’t you believe it,” Elsie replied. “Jerry wouldn’t hurt a fly. That was no murder/suicide. It was a double murder.”

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