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About Me


Welcome to my blog and world!

Like so many writers and authors, I wear many hats—a writer, blogger, children’s book reviewer, freelance translator, farmer and mother. As a writer, I've published stories for magazines as well as several short stories including In the Shadow of the Eagle's Eye in Real Girls Don't Rust; Meringue, Murder or Marzipan in Full Dark; A Glowworm which was published as an Ubook. My debut middle grade novel, Music Boxes, will be released on March 5th, 2019 through Dancing Lemur Press.

As a children's book reviewer, I've enjoyed several prizes and mentions including, Best of the Blogs and Middle Grade Shelf Magazine Awards.

Outside of these achievements, I've spent much of my life living in Europe with my family of six and enjoyed exploring forgotten castles, experiencing the rich history, and diving into various cultures. Currently, I reside in the Ozarks and am fulfilling one life dream of running a small farm. (But this is by no means the last dream on the list). When I'm not tending chickens, cows, and repairing broken fence lines, you'll find me nibbling on chocolate, sitting next to our tiny waterfall with a book in my hand, or day dreaming in the forest...and always with a cup of tea.

OUT NOW!!!

MUSIC BOXES
Dancing Lemur Press



Middle Grade Urban Fantasy
ages nine and up

"I only desire your talent..."

Twelve-year-old Lindsey McKay's biggest dream is to be a famous ballerina. But after moving to New York, she ends up at the Community Center with a teacher who’s a burly bear in tights.
When she meets Madame Destinée, the teacher of a top dance school who offers her classes for free, Lindsey can't believe her luck. In exchange, she must perform in the school’s exclusive midnight shows, ones sure to make her a star. But something’s not right...
One by one, the other dancers disappear. Each time they do, a music box with a figurine just like the missing ballerina joins Madame Destinée’s growing collection. If Lindsey doesn’t discover the truth about the dance school, she might end up a tiny figurine herself.






"Deliciously creepy with a side of sinister, Drecker weaves an enticing story of talent, jealousy, and dark magic." 
Dianne K. Salerni, author of The Eighth Day series

"...will keep you on the edge of your seat until the last spin of the music box."
S.A. Larsen, International award-winning author



*****

FULL DARK
An Anthology
from Obsidian Books
with 

MERINGUE, MURDER OR MARZIPAN


Short story
Paranormal Mystery

Mariah will do almost anything to save her cafe. When several people are found dead with her cupcakes in their mouths, she's sure her and her cafe have nothing to do with it. But truth often hides in the shadows.

All proceeds go to Gary Sinise Foundation, an organization that does many wonderful things for our country's active military, its veterans, and the countless first responders who sacrifice so much to keep us safe.

Available:
Amazon / Goodreads 

*****


A GLOWWORM





Short Story
YA Historical Fiction

Left in the ruins of WWII, a 17-year-old girl fights for survival.

This fictional story is based on a little known historical event, where hundreds of young women left families, friends and all they knew in search of survival.

(UBooks bring the written word together with music composed originally for the story to enhance the reading experience)


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MG and YA Superhero Stories (for girls)
Melusine Muse Press
November 22, 2013
127 pages
Goodreads
Amazon

(All proceeds from this anthology go to the internation charity foundation 'Because I am a Girl. . .', which assists girls in third world countries.)


Girls are under-represented when it comes to superhero movies, toys and other merchandise. This wonderful group of authors decided to do something about it. Within these pages, you will find stories of female superheroes to enchant and delight. You will read all about their powers and their masked identities and then get to read a short story that gives you insight into who they are or who they will become. You’ll find action, adventure, magic and betrayal. You’ll find everyday female heroes, as well as super-powered heroines and devious villains. From friendly encounters to government conspiracies, 27 new superheroes, all FEMALE superheroes, can be found represented in these stories, written by 24 talented authors.


*****

REAL GIRLS DON'T RUST
an anthology from
Spencer Hill Press
with

In the Shadow of the Eagle's Eye



YA Steampunk
September 17th, 2013

When a stranger claims her fiancé's ingenious inventions aren't what they appear to be, Amelia must fight her way through a dangerous labyrinth of lies or risk losing her life and her heart.

3 comments:

  1. Quite an amazing collection to add to one's personal library someday. Best wishes!

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  2. I didnt know you write!
    Short stories have always been so very hard for me to write!
    I know a certain 10 year old who will be devouring these books shortly.
    oh wait, is it almost Christmas? Im thinking I finally found some books she hasnt read yet, that she'll love! :)

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  3. Thank you for the great reviews of my books.
    Nancy Kunhardt Lodge

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