Sparkling Vintage Fiction. Among other things.



My debut novel (working title: You’re the Cream in My Coffee) is on the docket to be published in late 2016 by Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. It’s inspirational fiction set in 1920s Chicago and follows the adventures of the intrepid Marjorie Corrigan, who is happily engaged (well . . . engaged, anyway) to a rising star of a physician when she thinks she sees her former fiance, believed killed in the Great War, standing alive and well in a train station.

I’ll reveal more of the story as time goes on. Meanwhile, never one to run from a challenge, Marjorie maintains her own blog! Read what she has to say about her era and ours at Marjorie Corrigan’s Jazz Age Journal.

My current work-in-progress, Keep the Love-Light Glowing, is also set in Chicago and moves between 1944 and 1915. I’m also working on Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams, a sequel to You’re the Cream in My Coffee that follows Marjorie from Illinois to Golden-Age Hollywood to the wilds of the Pacific Northwest. My fourth project, Moondrop Miracle, is the story of a spoiled socialite who learns what really matters when the rug gets pulled out from under her fancy feet. Check back for occasional updates on those projects.

Short Stories

It turns out I have more “Marjorie Corrigan” stories than would fit in the novel, so I’ve published them as short stories. A holiday-themed story, “The Christmas Robe,” and a springtime story, “Trouble Brewing,” are available on Amazon.

Recently I’ve been trying my hand at flash fiction. Check it out here.

My story “Serving Time at the Tick-Tock Cafe” (contemporary, not historical) won second place in the IDAHO Magazine Fiction Contest in 2010.


One Thing Certain, I Will Not Cry: The Nell Irion Story
This one-woman play tells the story of Nell Irion, one of Bonner County, Idaho’s, early movers and shakers. It was written and performed under the auspices of the Bonner County Historical Society.

Baked Alaska
This full-length comedy-melodrama was performed by the Make-Believers of Poplar Creek Church, Bartlett, Illinois. Set in the 1930s, it tells the story of the excitement that shivers through remote Alaskan community when a pair of major Hollywood movie producers comes to town. But when “David O. Selznick” and “Louis B. Mayer” secretly refer to each other as “Shifty” and “Lefty,” you know you have a problem. Written and performed under the auspices of the Make-Believers of Poplar Creek Church.