Books & Anthologies

writing-home_.jpg My newest book, Writing Home, is currently available on; also available on Kindle. Proceeds from NEW book sales are donated to organizations serving the homeless in Oakland County, Mi. This title won four awards for creative nonfiction and cover design.
old-houses_.jpg My first (self-published) book, Old Houses, Good Neighbors, is a collection of short pieces on small-town life in Royal Oak, MI. (It was a hit with young couples moving to the area.) It’s now out of print. Used copies are available on, or you can contact me for more information.
Additionally, my essays and poetry are published in several anthologies. Links to these books, all available from, are included below:
literarymam.jpeg Literary Mama Anthology: Reading for the Maternally Inclined, edited by Andrea J. Buchanan
09_11_.jpg 09/11 8:48 a.m.: Documenting America’s Greatest Tragedy, edited by Ethan Casey

checken-soup.jpegChicken Soup for the Soul, Healthy Living Series: Arthritis, by Jack Canfield et al

women-celebrate_.jpgWomen Celebrate: The Gift in Every Moment, edited by Elizabeth Welles

sixty-candles_.jpgSixty Candles: Reflections on the Writing Life. (An anthology of writings by members of the American Society of Journalists and Authors.)


Century of Voices: Detroit Women Writers Anthology, edited by Co Abbatt


Hometown America (a Guideposts/Ideals gift book), edited by Melinda Rathjen

athomeinthegarden_bigAt Home in the Garden (Guideposts books; $24.95).

Wild with Child: Adventures of Families in the Great Outdoors, edited by Jennifer Bove (Travelers’ Tales)