POWER UP, my debut middle grade novel, won the 2020 Christian Indie Award for the children’s middle grade category. It also won second place in the 2020 prestigious Selah Awards for the same category.

POWER UP is available for purchase as paperback or ebook through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and! Here’s what Marina Bromley, author of Morning Meditations at Marina’s Kitchen Table, has to say:

“Wow. Such a great book with an eternal message! Without being pushy or preachy, in a delightfully realistic storytelling way, kids and adults can learn about the Holy Spirit and the benefits of learning to use His many gifts.

This book was not hard to get in to, even for me (a nearly 60 year old grandma!). The story lines and intricacies of the main character, her family and friends, makes for such a great read. To have the Sunday school teacher giving her assignments to her class makes these complete teaching moments, and the homework assignments and shared are pure delight. It made me pay more attention to the Holy Spirit at work around me too, and I was encouraged to listen to Him a little closer too!”

I don’t want young people to settle for being simply “church kids” any longer, but to dive in to life with the Holy Spirit and live the adventure out loud!

Huge thanks to Deb Haggerty and Elk Lake Publishing Inc. for making this book a reality.


A book study guide is now available as a companion to Power Up! Perfect for classroom or small group use. Click below to download your FREE copy now!