THE BLOOM GIRLS Released March, 2017 Lake Union Publishing
When the news of their father’s death reaches them, sisters Cal, Violet, and Suzy Bloom have to set aside their own personal crises, and their differences, to gather in Maine. Responsible Cal, the oldest and closest to their dad, is torn between taking care of her family and meeting the demands of a high-pressure law career. Impulsive Violet, the estranged middle child, is regretting a messy breakup with a man she’s just now realizing she truly loves. And Suzy, the sweet youngest daughter, is anguishing over a life-altering decision. Arriving in their father’s small coastal town, the Bloom sisters can’t help but revisit the past, confronting the allegations against their father that shattered their family nearly twenty years earlier. As they try to reconcile different versions of their childhood and search for common ground, they’re forced to look at their father’s life—and their own lives—with new eyes, or risk losing all they hold dear.
THIS BRIGHT BEAUTY To be published in March 2018 by Lake Union Publishing
Thirty-six year old Franci is a stay-at-home mom living in an affluent suburb of Boston. Drowning in loads of laundry and the daily routine of raising two young daughters, a growing restlessness threatens to consume her. Confident and flighty, her estranged twin sister Lottie is a respected English professor at Berkeley, despite her daily struggle to manage bipolar disorder. When Lottie is in a car accident, Franci rushes to California to care for Lottie’s infant daughter, a baby that did not exist when the sisters last spoke. As Lottie battles between the depression and mania that control her life, her daughter’s fate hangs in the balance.