Welcome! I’m the author of three novels for children and young adults. Defending Irene, is set in Merano, a town in the Italian Tyrol where I lived for three years. Saving the Griffin, is set in Tuscany. It was nominated for a 2009/10 Georgia Children’s Book award and a Kentucky Bluegrass Award (grades 3-5). My young adult mystery, Suspect, was a nominee to the YALSA Best Books 2011.