THE PRINCE OF MOORLAND AND THE SECRET DIPLOMATIC MISSION
(Published: November 2022)
Sevier County isn’t expecting a visit from the President of the United States of America, the Governor of Tennessee, or Dolly Parton so when Missy Barrett’s brothers, Josh and Aaron, see a long, black limousine with a police escort drive through Sevierville, Missy wonders who the visitor is and what they are doing in East Tennessee. With help from her family and friends, Missy is in pursuit of answers to everyone’s questions, but no matter what she does, she’s always one step behind each clue she uncovers. Will Missy Barrett find out who the mysterious person is and why they have come to the Great Smoky Mountains?
PINWHEELS AND PEARLS
(Published: March 2017)
Missy learns a lot about Relay For Life at her school during a school Assembly, and decides she needs to get involved. It doesn’t take long for Missy to come up with two fundraising ideas and ways to get her family and friends to help out. “Pinwheels and Pearls” teaches children that every effort counts, and when everyone does what they can, a whole lot of good gets done!
(Published: January 2016)
Missy Barrett loves her brothers, Aaron and Josh. She loves them both so much that there isn’t anything she wouldn’t do for them. Josh has a rare health condition called Myasthenia Gravis, and Missy thinks it’s about time she asked Josh some important questions about what that is. After all, brothers and sisters are supposed to help each other out, and knowing what to do when Josh needs help matters.
This book is one of four books – and the only children’s book — listed on the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America website.
ROAR LIKE A LION
(Published: December 2014)
Being a kid is a lot of fun with mysteries and adventures everywhere. When three girls in Missy Barrett’s class decide to bully Missy, she doesn’t let them get away with it. She decides the best way to deal with bullies is to have a plan so she turns to her older cousin Alana for advice. Will the girls find a good solution to Missy’s problem? This book has a number of Chicago references including the Lincoln Park Zoo and Vienna beef Chicago style hotdogs.
GRAND THEFT: COOKIE
(Published: December 2012)
Being a kid isn’t as easy as it used to be. When twelve friends between the ages of 7 and 10 head off for a day of adventure and fun in the forest, they never expect to find themselves embroiled in a court case. What they especially don’t expect to find is that someone they all know and love has been accused of theft. Adult justice and television show reality collide with childhood innocence in ways that will have readers crying and laughing at how society can impact on children raised in today’s world.