Justice is the first of three plays in a thought-provoking trilogy, following the struggles and triumphs of newly seated Judge Grace Porter. Court cases involving First Amendment abuses and protections have become highly politicized over the last several years. Justice shines a spotlight on two recent court cases, as seen through the eyes and minds of our founding fathers through a one way window in the courtroom. The storyline artfully weaves between the present and the past and as the courtroom proceedings unfold, it is interspersed with the rationale and the thought processes our founding fathers used in framing the Constitution and The Bill of Rights. It is an enlightening and unprecedented portrayal of what “the guys who wrote the stuff” might think if they were able to witness contemporary legal proceedings.
I’m excited to share that my debut book/stage play, Justice, received Finalist awards in the Performing Arts category in four different book competitions, including the Book Excellence Awards in March 2021, the National Indie Excellence Awards in May 2021, the International Book Awards in June 2021 and the Best Book Awards in November 2021. Out of hundreds of books that were entered into the Book Excellence Awards competition, Justice was selected for its high quality writing, design and overall market appeal. The 2021 International Book Awards brought in over 2,000 entries, with Justice placing in the top 20% along with all other winners and finalists.
Liberty is the second of three plays in the trilogy, following the ongoing struggles and triumphs of Judge Grace Porter Haverhill.
I’m excited to share that, Liberty, also just received a Finalist award in the Performing Arts category in the Book Excellence Awards in April 2022 and was also a Finalist in the Performing Arts Category of the International Book Awards in June 2022. Out of hundreds of books that were entered into the Book Excellence Awards competition, Liberty was selected for its high-quality writing, design and overall market appeal. The 2022 International Book Awards brought in over 2,000 entries, with Liberty placing in the top 20% along with all other winners and finalists.
Few issues merit as much rancorous debate in the 21st century than Second Amendment rights and gun control versus gun rights issues in our homes, schools, communities, and in our bipartisan Congress. Liberty shines a spotlight on Second Amendment abuses/protections, with our founding fathers witnessing the hypothetical trial of the President of the NRA, through a one-way window in the courtroom. As the courtroom proceedings unfold, it is interspersed with the rationale and thought processes our founding fathers used in penning the Second Amendment of our Bill of Rights, questioning its applicable use as a defense for the military assault style rifles commonly used in mass shootings and killings in our public spaces, that are so readily available for purchase.
For the Love of Buddy
For the Love of Buddy is a whimsical and heartfelt, true tale that highlights the journey of a girl and her cat, from the east coast to the west coast and from asthma to diabetes. For the Love of Buddy will serve as a touching, and frequently humorous reminder of how our pets experience the same medical ailments that we as humans face over the course of our lifetimes. It is a poignant story of love and remembrance, even when confronted with the inevitable pain of loss. For the Love of Buddy will bring a smile to your face and a tear to your eye, and will be embraced by children and readers of all ages, as you recount and celebrate memories from your lifelong journeys with members of your own furry families.
I am also excited to share that For the Love of Buddy was just named a Finalist in the International Book Awards in both the Animals/Pets: Narrative Nonfiction and Children’s Picture Book: Hardcover Nonfiction