Tracy Barrett in freefall over Lodi, California

Freefall Summer

Coming April, 2018 from Charlesbridge Teen
One of Barnes & Noble's "10 Most Anticipated YA Indie Books of 2018"

Read the first chapter!

Watch Tracy Barrett jump out of a plane! And again!

[T]his book is unique in two ways. First, it gives a fascinating look into the culture of skydiving. And, second, teen readers get to watch Clancy grow from a state of emotional isolation to one of real connection through healthy relationships. Freefall Summer models healthy emotional growth, a process which baffles many teens. . . .
      Readers may be surprised that the scariest realization in this book has nothing to do with skydiving, as Clancy faces her own imminent independence: “From now on I’d be in charge of my own life-the good parts and the bad parts,” she thinks, “and if things didn’t work out the way I planned, I’d pull my own reserve and land on my own two feet.” Clancy Edwards is a character who will inspire both teen and adult readers to take the leap into their own wild blue yonders, reminding them to own their actions-and pack their own parachutes.
Chapter 16

Selected works

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Ever since Clancy's mother died in a skydiving accident, her father has watched her like a hawk. Between her dad's rules and her boyfriend's protectiveness, she's longing for an escape.
Marabel must make her own fate in this funny, heartfelt, and delightfully feminist romp through fantasy and fairy-tale conventions.
Sometimes you don't know what really happened until you hear the other side of the story.
This tale of love, faith, and betrayal retells the myth of the minotaur as never before.
Homer's Odyssey as told by Telemachos, the son of Odysseus
Book 1 of The Sherlock Files
Book 2 of The Sherlock Files
Book 3 of The Sherlock Files
Book 4 of The Sherlock Files
Will Hector be able to right an ancient wrong?
Is helping a mysterious new friend worth the risk?
Intrigue in the world of medieval Byzantium
Selected nonfiction
Seventeen little-known Greek myths, retold with humor, suspense, and authority
A lively history of the people, culture, and achievements of ancient Greece.