Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings. ~William Arthur Ward

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Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest. ~Mark Twain

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To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved. ~George MacDonald

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Absolutely Almost Human (The Bot Trials #1)

It’s been a blast jumping into the fun-filled world of middle grade writing. I’m super excited to introduce Bot to you all.

Here’s the blurb and a sneak peak into the first few lines of the story….

Eleven-year-old Robert “Bot” Trials comes to terms with becoming a cyborg—the very thing that has turned his friends and their families against him.

His desperate need to prove he can be a normal human boy pairs him with an unlikely friend: the mysterious girl who just moved into the Haunted House on the Hill. The bullies, haters, and frightening urban legends won’t stand in their way of finding a talking dog that showed up the same time mystery girl did.

With his wacky new friend and his long time best friend at his side, they set out on an adventure that leads them into a world of secret societies and technology warfare. Everything spirals out of control when deadly family secrets are exposed.

Secrets that could kill them all.




Lightning flashed, and the entire, beaten-down house on the hill was visible in the blast of yellow. The shattered windows on the main floor morphed into dark mouths with jagged glass teeth. Ones that could chomp anything to shreds.

Thunder clapped. My tree house roof rattled. I stepped away from the telescope and held my breath to listen.

Wind howled, moaning through the gaps in the walls of my little hideaway. Branches scraped along the wooden roof.

Like a monster clawing its way in.

A monster sent by The House.

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Watcher of the Realms Chapter 34

Watcher of the Realms BannerThe FINAL chapter….

Chapter 34

“Here’s to surviving The King,” Hope said, raising her glass of soda. “And creaming the Cyclones!”

I joined her and so did the rest of my family. It’d been just yesterday that we were at The King’s table, eating, and talking to Labbiel. But now we were at the pizza place after winning the championship game.

“When do you think training begins?” I asked, then bit into a slice of pepperoni pizza.

“Who knows,” Janet said. “But one thing I do know, is that we need you registered for school right away.”

Jeff leaned in. “And there’s one thing we need to figure out for the paperwork.”

“What?” I asked.

“Your birthday.” He grinned. “I left it blank on the soccer stuff, and they didn’t call me on it since you came in mid-season, but for school, we need to have all the paperwork official.”

“What do you think?” Hope asked.

I shrugged. “You guys pick. I mean, you are my parents.”

Janet looked up, her eyes wide.

“I can call you Mom and Dad, right?”

A tear slid over Janet’s—er—Mom’s cheek. “Of course, honey.”

Tish grinned over her glass. Hope nodded. Braeden punched my shoulder.

Sure felt nice—not the punch, but the family part. Specifically calling Jeff and Janet Mom and Dad. The way Sendew and his mother hugged and how welcomed he was. I kinda knew how he felt, now.

“How about yesterday for your birthday? You pretty much saved Earth from destruction. Got named a Realm Watcher. I think that’s pretty good for a birthday,” Jeff said.

“July twenty-first it is,” I said. “So I’m twelve now.” That felt cool to say.

“And a big time, winning goal shooter, Realm Jumping hot shot.” Hope tossed a Pepperoni at me. “But don’t let it go to your head.”

“I’m sure you won’t let me.” I grabbed another piece of pizza. “So, what are you all getting me for my birthday?”


Thank you for reading Watcher of the Realms.

I hope you enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it! Feel free to share the links with your friends and family. It’ll remain on the website for a month. Then…you might just see it on Amazon.

A big thank you to Sizzling PR for the Realm Jumper graphics.

CLICK HERE to ALL the chapter links.

See you soon….

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