Book List

Solar System Forecast

Below-freezing temperatures, scorching heat, and storms bigger than the planet Earth are just some of the wild weather you will encounter on your trip through the solar system! Get your fun facts along with your forecast for each major planet, as well as a moon (Titan) and a dwarf planet (Pluto). Get ready for some out of this world fun with Solar System Forecast!

Published by Sylvan Dell (now Arbordale Publishing) in 2012.
It is available in both English and Spanish, and in hardcover, paperback, and digital formats.



Badger Brain Twisters

This entertaining puzzle and game book about the state of Wisconsin
was published in 2007 by Trails Books.

"What better companion on your next Wisconsin road trip than this collection of puzzles, games and trivia teasers! Learn about the Badger State history, natural wonders, folklore, flora and fauna as you flex your mental skills. Hours of fun for puzzle lovers and trivia fanatics of every age!"


A Different Sky

For three teens, the end of the world is only the beginning. Jane is on a cross-country train trip with her senior class, including Austin, her former childhood best friend who is now her sworn enemy, and Brandon, a dark and mysterious troublemaker who has threatened her life more than once. In the depths of the night, a strange and intense meteor shower triggers an apocalyptic event, but the three teens are able to escape into the mountains. Jane’s passion for stargazing helps them to understand some of what has occurred. As she runs for her life with Austin and Brandon, each boy reveals secrets that will bring them closer to each other and to answering the mystery of what has happened to their world.


The Gathering Storm

On an early spring day in 1911, the life of 17-year-old Evelyn alters drastically after the death of her mother, the only family member she had ever known. Evelyn is whisked away to spend the summer at Crofton Castle, the home of the Ashcrofts, her deceased father’s brother and his family. The Ashcrofts are one of the wealthiest families in America, but their grand estate is brimming with hostility and deception and is as far from a home as Evelyn can imagine. Her aunt is a reclusive alcoholic, her uncle is oddly and perpetually absent, and Evelyn is left to befriend her three cousins. Ervin, a young man her age, is the first to reach out in friendship, but his wild ways may lead Evelyn down the wrong path. Her older cousins, Harry and Arthur, who were adopted into the family after tragic events, are bitter rivals who eventually make Evelyn their new conquest. The tempests outside may ravage the castle grounds, but it is the stormy relationships Evelyn forms with the Ashcrofts that will forever change the landscape of her heart.

 Storm Damage

Evelyn’s dream coming true came with a price: She is now officially a member of the Ashcroft family. When her mother-in-law’s drinking lands her in an institution, the formidable Mr. Ashcroft passes the burden of overseeing Crofton Castle on to Evelyn. But becoming the lady of the house can’t help her to keep Ervin from spiraling out of control or a new member of the household from dominating Harry’s attentions. As change begins to divide the family, Evelyn leans on Arthur for support and begins to question the choices she’s made. 

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