All We Lack (Sample)

So this is how it ends.

That was the totality of Maggie Anthony’s thoughts as the fifty-passenger express bus swerved, fishtailed, and then began what felt like an almost painfully slow series of barrel rolls down the steep embankment. She took a deep breath and gripped the armrests on either side of her seat. The [...]

The Addendum

Editor’s Note

When I was approached to edit The Addendum, I was more than a little concerned about what I might be getting myself into. My reaction was much like that of Sarah Sheppard’s. I was skeptical that what I was being asked to do was one big joke. But as I read The Addendum [...]

All We Lack (Sneak Peek)

Prologue
Maggie
So this is how it ends.

That was the totality of Maggie Anthony’s thoughts as the fifty-passenger express bus swerved, fishtailed, and then began what felt like an almost painfully slow series of barrel rolls down the steep embankment. She took a deep breath and gripped the armrests on either side of her seat. The [...]

Nudge (Sneak Peek)

Prologue
Sarah sat in the high, uncomfortable chair and squinted up into the powerful lights that hung overhead. It seemed unreal that after so many months of scheming, planning, and anguish, she was finally here. Perspiration ran in rivulets down her back and sides, causing her blouse to cling to her skin. She had opted [...]

Letters Never Sent: Chapter 4

Chapter 4
Lawrence, Kansas, 1957
KATHERINE WIPED HER hands on the thin cotton dishtowel and surveyed the kitchen. Everything seemed to be in order. There was little she hated more than to get up in the morning and have to do dishes or clean up from the night before. Satisfied, she hung the damp dishtowel on [...]

Letters Never Sent: Chapter 3

Chapter 3
Lawrence, Kansas, 1997
Joan set the letter carefully on the table and drew in a deep breath.

“Wow,” she breathed.

Joan searched her brain for who “A” could possibly have been. She couldn’t recall her mother talking about anyone whose name began with that letter, but still . . . She considered the stack of pictures. [...]

Chapter 2
Big Springs, Kansas, 1929
“Come on, Katie,” Jeannie wailed as she twisted and adjusted her dress. “Stop pouting and come help me. It’s my special day and you’re going to ruin it if you don’t come and help me.”

Without turning to look at her, Katherine nodded from her perch in the window seat. She [...]

Letters Never Sent: Chapter 1

Chapter 1
Lawrence, Kansas, 1997
The rambling Victorian house stood empty and still, a dark mass hunched forward against the illumination of the city. It was strange, Joan realized as she stared into the darkness, to see it and know that Katherine—her mother—wasn’t inside—strange and almost surreal. But, if she were honest, she could admit that [...]

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