Nubble Light Series

Each novel consists of a female main character who has a personal obstacle to overcome. Some learn about the importance of second chances, while others are challenged to love without hesitation. Whatever the lesson may be, they learn from the experience of other characters, as the action toggles between multiple time periods such as 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s.

There are currently three books in the series with the fourth book on the way. These stories take readers on a journey of big emotions and leave them satisfied and happy for the characters, while also leaving them wanting more! They can’t wait to pick up the next book to check in on their old friends and meet new ones.

The Hundreth Time Around


The intensity of his gaze as he stared down at the sand between his bare toes would make a person stop and wonder if he was counting the grains. He wasn’t counting anything, actually, other than his uninvited tears. He didn’t want to cry in front of her. He didn’t cry in front of anybody.

She reached out and grasped his hand. The calluses on his fingertips brushed ever so slightly against hers, so slightly that they almost didn’t touch. But she knew they were there. She had practically memorized every detail about him: how he awkwardly brushed one hand through the hair on the back of his head when he was nervous, the steady rhythm of his heartbeat when he held her in his arms, the way he smelled first thing in the morning, the look of melancholy in his eyes when she pleaded that he stay. Except today. Today, there was no begging. No asking. There was just silence. How could there be words on a day like this? There would be no laughing, no dancing, no dreaming of tomorrow. On a day like today, there was only room for goodbye.

Future Plans


She stands at the door in anticipation. After all, she has only waited her entire life for this night. Everything is perfect, what she has always imagined it would be, knowing that now, after all this time, she will be the one smiling in the pictures and she will be the one dancing in the spotlight. It is nothing short of a dream come true. She has envisioned it many times: her arms wrapped around him tightly, their feet moving together in unison to her favorite song. She imagines the smiles on their faces as they watch in admiration, knowing that happily ever after does exist. She knows because she is living it. She has sat back and watched, time after time, other people living their dreams… so it seems only right that now, after all this time, it is her turn to live, her turn to love.

She presses her lips together and closes her eyes. Her stomach flips and flops, and her heart races, faster and faster like a beat of a drum, picking up at a steady pace and building dynamically. Any minute now, she will open the door. She will step over the threshold, and he will be on the other side. He will take her hand in his. He will smile in that familiar way he does, nothing short of perfect.

Never in a Billion


Definition of never/not in a thousand/million/billion years—used as a strong way of saying that something is extremely unlikely or impossible. —Merriam Webster

IMPOSSIBLE. Such a crummy word. The mere principle of identifying something as extremely unlikely, or not going to happen, disturbs me in ways that are unexplainable. I often come across as overly optimistic, naïve, or even childish at times, simply
because I truly believe that nothing is unattainable or unsolvable; there is simply always a way. Consider the New England Patriots in Superbowl XLIX. My party guests vanished back to the comfort of their own sofas long before the end of the game. Although I insisted that two minutes was plenty of time to pull around, they disagreed, leaving me to witness the greatest comeback of all time unfold before my very eyes—victory.

A simple Google search will reveal concepts throughout history that were once considered impossible. Automobiles, lightbulbs, air travel, television, and computers for starters.

Ten Percent of My Heart


As a twenty-three-year-old college graduate, Tessa Walker had it all. Psychology degree-check. School counseling position at the local elementary school-check. Everything was falling into place. Tessa was making significant strides with students, especially with a first grader named Beckett (Bex) who struggled with social anxiety. She adored her job and, for the first time, was able to rent her own apartment. She was even slightly convinced that maybe, just maybe, a proposal from her college sweetheart was right around the corner.

Then … it happened. A phone call from the local attorney in the middle of her twenty-two-minute lunch break. Bex’s mother and father were tragically killed in a plane crash. There was a will, and for a reason unbeknownst to anyone involved, she was nominated as guardian for Bex. Court was scheduled for the following week. If willing, she would be appointed his guardian.

Now, as a successful career woman in her thirties and single mom, Tessa’s number one priority is her twelve-year-old adopted son. Gone are the days of romance, parties, and freedom. Tessa commits one hundred percent of herself to her career and her son … until Bex writes a personal essay about how much he misses his real parents, and her heart all but shatters.

Maid for Summer


As a recent college graduate, Summer Jennings had ambitious career goals. After graduating at the top of her class, she was one step closer to becoming an elementary school music teacher. That was, until her best friend and college roommate Tessa Walker submitted a recording to a nationwide singing competition on Summer’s behalf. Against her parent’s wishes, Summer fled to LA to pursue her even bigger dream of becoming a famous singer and songwriter.

Now…in her early thirties, Summer has learned the hard way that life isn’t always fair. After getting her heart broken by the love of her life, and blasted in the media, Summer retreats back to her home town of York Maine where she returns to work for her family business- a Motel on Long Sands Beach in the housekeeping department.

Convinced that things are steamrolling in the wrong direction, Summer begins to downward spiral, believing that nothing can heal a broken heart. That is, until word gets out that famous local writer Sean Anderson has locked in a movie deal for his award-winning novels, Stories of the Nubble Light, and Summer’s longtime celebrity crush Lawson Remington has landed a leading role.

What begins as an attempt at an innocent starstruck meet and greet turns into an adventure beyond her wildest dreams, as Summer realizes that sometimes letting go of one dream can mean embracing what she is truly meant for—and more.