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Drum roll, please!!!!!!


Ta da!

As author of the NOVEL, Crooked Lines, (Available August 3rd), I am so very blessed to have my cover designed by DogEared Design, amazing graphic artist Kirk DouPonce.

Crooked Lines: Two continents. Two cultures. Two souls seek hope and a future.

Two continents. Two cultures. Two souls seek hope and a future.

On the shores of Lake Michigan, Rebecca Meyer seeks escape. Guilt-ridden over her little sister’s death, she set her heart on India, a symbol of peace.

Across the ocean in South India, Sagai Raj leaves his tranquil hill station home and impoverished family to answer a higher calling. Pushing through diverse cultural and religious milieus, he labors toward his goals, while wrong turns and bad choices block Rebecca from hers.

Traveling similar paths and bridged across oceans through a priest, the two desire peace and their divine destiny. But vows and blind obedience at all costs must be weighed…And buried memories, unearthed.

Crooked Lines, a beautifully crafted debut novel, threads the lives of two determined souls from different continents and cultures. Compelling characters struggle with spirituality through despair and deceptions in search of truth. 

The theme of the novel is from the maxim: God Writes Straight Through Crooked Lines. Here’s what Father Michael (based on a dear priest friend in India) says: However life gets entangled, entwined, God straightens the lines because He loves us. We only see it all clearly looking back at the path we have traveled on.


First off, I loved Kirk’s use of colors and light. Great job! The first draft didn’t have the Taj Mahal, but since it’s such a well-known symbol of India and half of the story takes place in India, I asked Kirk to add it. We worked out a few more details and then, it was perfect!

The girl standing in the water looks like how I imagined Rebecca, who just weeks after her confirmation in her white cotton dress, expresses this in the first paragraph from the Novel, Crooked Lines: It didn’t occur to me at the edge of the pond that I’d broken the sixth commandment, actually committed murder. I was busy working out a deal with God, swearing to Jesus I’d become a nun if He helped me breathe life back into my baby sister’s limp body. At the time, it didn’t matter that I wasn’t Catholic.

A few of Rebecca’s scenes take place on the shores of Lake Michigan, just a couple miles from her family farm in Wisconsin.

Sagai’s first paragraph begins with a boy, the same age, in a hill station in Tamil Nadu, India, conflicted with his higher calling and his need to care for his family.

So ready for August 3rd, my launch date!

If you have any questions about the novel, please ask.

Thanks for coming by and checking it out. I’ll keep you updated with links when the book is launched.