I’m working towards publication, but I’m having a hard time pinning down a genre. My first novel is mainstream/commercial fiction, my second is women’s fiction, and I’m currently querying the first in a paranormal young adult series.
Biz is a perfectly normal teenager except for one minor detail: she uses sunlight to jump back to yesterday.
She takes advantage of flickering the way anyone would: she repeats Trig tests, goes back to fix fights with her boyfriend (or relive the making up), and pretty much anything else that could be redone better. Trouble is, flickering makes her head explode from the inside. Or feel like it anyway.
So far one knows about her freakish ability, and she’s content to keep it that way. But when little girls start disappearing, Biz realizes she can help more than just herself.
After the Fall
When Greg Vandenberg awakes to find a masked man attacking his daughter Becca, he does what he must to protect her. But when the police remove the mask, Greg’s world is shaken once more — the masked man is actually his neighbor and best friend. While the people in town insist on calling him a hero, Greg must come to terms with his guilt over killing his best friend and leaving the wife, Carol, a widow.
But small towns aren’t very forgiving; those same people who congratulate Greg are determined to crucify the dead man’s memory, and Carol must figure out how to protect her children before someone else gets hurt. Meanwhile Becca is clinging to a secret that, if revealed, could make moving on impossible.
The Other Side
Mateo has never traveled beyond his southern Mexican town, but he’s always believed his future is on the other side of the border. His first attempt to cross leaves him bleeding and penniless in a holding cell, and he must decide whether that future is worth the risk to his life. His father has made the alternative—returning home—impossible, so he tries again, this time with the help of a coyote.
Mateo doesn’t realize that the Mexican government has infiltrated the coyote’s smuggling ring until he’s already locked in a trunk and headed for the border. He and another migrant, Alejandro, escape into the desert, and it quickly becomes clear that Alejandro has an agenda all his own—and knows more about the men pursuing them than he’s letting on.