Unleashed is published!

Unleashed has been published! It’s available in both paperback and Kindle formats, and is in Amazon online stores here in the United States and around the world. The link is below. Here’s the synopsis, and below that, the links to purchase. If you enjoy the story, please share with your Facebook communities, and consider writing a review on Amazon or Goodreads or both.

After her father’s death, eleven-year-old Rowan Graham wrestles with depression. Carolina, her mother, looks for a way to ease her daughter’s grief and decides to adopt another dog. Rowan chooses a wolfhound-deerhound mix and believes she and the pup, Zephyr, communicate through mind-pictures, a phenomenon that her mom rejects.

While vacationing, the family is embroiled in a multi-car accident; Zephyr is pitched from the van and bolts into the wilds of central Oregon. Medics airlift comatose Rowan to Portland for head trauma care.

Best-selling author Moss Westbury is haunted by devastating nightmares. A veteran of the Afghanistan conflict, he writes to expunge his demons. When his nightmares are fueled by unfamiliar howling on his isolated land–neither wolf nor coyote–he sets out to find the culprit.

is a story of devastation, courage, and love, told through the eyes of Moss, Rowan, Carolyn, and Zephyr—each struggling to resolve challenges and fears.

The global link: http://getBook.at/Unleashed-novel

My memoir Blood Bond, was published in October, 2015. It’s the story of raising my son, Thom, who was born in 1974 with Tetralogy of Fallot, a life-threatening congenital heart defect. He had further medical problems that complicated our lives in ways we could not have imagined. All of this is set against the backdrop of single parenting and multiple marriages; it took me a while to develop into a mature adult. My son certainly helped me do that. The memoir can be purchased here: http://amzn.to/1Q6JTZY in either paperback or Kindle formats.

The writing process has taken me deep within, unearthed strengths and weaknesses I didn’t know I possessed, and pushed me to find courage that had not been there before. I have found writing a healing process, and want to encourage others to write themselves both awake and alive. I teach fiction and memoir to older adults through Santa Rosa Junior College. The classes are free for the students.

If you ask questions or comment, I will respond.
Thanks for stopping by!

3 responses to “Unleashed is published!

  1. Greetings I think we should meet! Allow me to introduce myself I live in Santa Rosa I am a psychotherapist, Nia dance teacher, ecisexually curious, storyteller and recently added “a poet” and also raising a son who is now 31 who is born with down syndrome. A student of mine name Bonita gave me your contact information when I told her I was looking for a group of poets in our area and a teacher to help further my journey with poetry. Do you currently run a poetry group or class? Happy holidays to you and your family. I hope we can be each other sometime in the future.

  2. Linnie Sternik

    Are you still going to teach a writing class tomorrow at 1:00 on Wright road ?

  3. Linnie Sternik

    Are you still teaching the fiction writing class on Wright road tomorrow?

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