Best Friends are Better than Diamonds,
A Story of Diamond Heels and Stepped-on Toes

This book is memoir about Agnes and her best friend, Mary Lou. The diamonds belong to Agnes' celebrated grandmother, Harriet Bell Anthony. The story is a mix of characters, in place and out of place, in a peaceful town in Indiana in the late 1940's. The problems center on a sensitive, imaginative twelve-year-old girl who is caught in the inevitable struggle to understand and accept feelings, frustrations and loyalties. The conflicts intensify with the visit of a legentary grandmother in her diamond-heel shoes.

"Later, before they fell asleep, they swore everlasting friendship until the day they died and afterward in heaven."

Diamonds are definitely secondary.

Selected Works

Fiction storybook with illustrations
Six stories about friendship as Roger is visited by Novus 3 on Roger's birthday and holidays throughout the year
Fiction
A surprisingly upbeat story told by a girl who is murdered as she walks home from school one day and how she discovers and accepts a real connection between heaven and earth.
Young Adult Mystery
Some mysteries need the persistent attitude and indomitable spirit of a pre-teen girl to be solved. On an isolated island, strange encounters become the norm for an insightful 11-year-old girl and her siblings.
A memoir.
This book is a memoir about Agnes and her best friend, Mary Lou, who grew up in a peaceful town in Indiana in the 1940s.
A historical novel.
The tragic story of Jennie Wade, the only civilian casualty in the Battle of Gettysburg during the Civil War.
Biographical Non-Fiction
One of 10 books in the History of the Civil War, a series that brings the nation's most tragic and turbulent era to life by following the personal stories of its most prominent participants.
Teen Fiction
Madeline, a young sailor, comes to terms with the death of her father through her dog, Flash, and a mysterious swan.