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Books for Young Readers

An apology to readers:


When my books were published two decades ago, I did not know that some of the character descriptions I used, such as "almond eyes" and "chocolate-colored fingers" are hurtful and harmful to minorities and people of color. I deeply regret those word choices and apologize to all who are harmed by those descriptions. If you choose to read or listen to my books today, I hope you'll attribute those descriptions to my immaturity as a writer 20 years ago, and I hope my mistakes won't take away from the true heart of these stories - a story of people from different backgrounds who grow to love each other and become a family.


I wish I had known 20 years ago what I know today about negative tropes and harmful stereotypes. If you want to learn more about this topic, this blog post is a good place to start: "Being Respectful When Writing About Others, Part 1" by Amy Winters-Voss.



My Mom's a Mortician

When his family moves into a funeral home, Kevin discovers there is more to life than what he sees.

Funeral Home Evenings

It's hard to teach someone who knows everything.

Early Morning Cemetery

When Kevin is falsely accused of stealing, he finds support in an unexpected ally.

The Final Farewell

As Kevin faces an important decision, a family disaster changes everything.