FUN HOUSE CHRONICLES
WHEN YOU GROW OLD, WHEN YOUR BODY BECOMES ITS OWN WORST ENEMY, WHAT HAPPINESS CAN POSSIBLY REMAIN?
Lily Gilbert is pissed. She’s lost one leg to diabetes, and the next infection could kill her. She enters a nursing home ready to flout authority and kick administrative butt until the chill realities of institutionalization nearly flatten her. She soon calls it the Fun House for the scary sights and sounds that await her there.
Lily grapples with suicide until she becomes drawn in by the other residents and staffers – a quirky and eccentric crew with enough idiosyncrasies of their own to keep Lily intrigued. Prepare for a few surprises along the way.
Things get worse when the nursing home threatens to close leaving Lily no other place to go. How she, her daughter and her new friends handle this challenge shows that each stage of life can be its own adventure.
Fun House Chronicles placed in the top 5% of entries for the 2012 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Contest.
Reviewer One: “Excellently conceived tale … crisp, clear, inventive descriptions that often produced goose bumps on this reader’s arms.”
Reviewer Two: “Lily needs to be dealt with as an adult in a respectful, caring way … The mother-daughter conflict is very real … The writing in this story … flows smoothly and the humor seems natural.”
LESSONS OF EVIL
A Novel of Psychological Suspense.
What psychologist Laura Covington learns is unimaginable…what she does is unprecedented.
Portland, Oregon, 1989. Respected psychologist LAURA COVINGTON makes the life changing decision to give up her cushy corporate job and devote herself to community mental health. She desires a needier, grittier case load, and does she ever get it. She could never have anticipated the destructive secrets she exposes at her new job in the Oregon desert.
A new client is a highly traumatized man, one who may have multiple personality disorder (MPD). Through him, Laura becomes convinced that a psychopath posing as head of a cult is actually using mental and physical torture to “create” an army of troubled souls that responds to his every wish.
Laura uses every ethical means to fight back, but finally the stakes are too high. Her battle escalates when her lover is threatened, her best friend is murdered and her child is endangered. The struggle between protagonist and psychopath becomes an out-and-out war on evil as Laura fights for everything she loves.