Paddy and his Grandpa

Irl always pick

huckleberries  together,

but when Grandpa falls ill,

Paddy delivers a special gift to him.

the red door

Sir Lennox Brodie has willingly relegated his life as a powerful knight to the darkest recesses of his past. In turn, he has wholeheartedly embraced the comfortable, peaceful rhythm of

life’s seasons at Brodie Manor with his wife Maggie, son Kendric, and the wee bairn they thought would never be.

When a messenger from Castle Wrought unexpectedly arrives, their tranquil life is thrown into chaos. War has erupted in Ireland, the king has responded to the call for aid, and he orders Lennox back into service. As old feelings resurface, Lennox wrestles with the life he left behind and the one he has come to love.  Then fate, a silent and unwelcome visitor, steps in.

Hand of Fate

Huckleberry heart

The Journey

scotland's knight: the hand of fate

Medieval Scotland. Sir Lennox Brodie, a powerful knight, leaves his homeland

to fight in the Crusades. It’s a vow he’s bound to fulfill and an escape from the

devastation over the death of his wife and two daughters. He returns famous,

scarred, and wealthy, with his soul still in tatters.

Lennox encounters Maggie Weaver when she mistakenly enters the sun-dappled glade that belongs to him. The secluded, tranquil spot becomes the backdrop for healing, redemption, and the capacity to love again. It’s also where the unthinkable happens, giving pain and heartache free reign to test their relationship - something not even the strongest knight can protect.

I was lucky as a child - I was raised in a family that valued learning.  By the time I entered kindergarten I knew how to read, print, and write in cursive.   Trips to our local library were as regular as visits to the grocery store.  One summer I entered a reading contest at the library and won, my literary tally at over 40 books.  

Now I'm the one writing stories that I hope will find their way into the hands of an eager reader, ready to embark on an adventure that I've imagined, crafted, and tucked between the front and back cover."

- Anne K. Hawkinson

Sir Lennox Brodie’s life as a powerful knight is over. Having fulfilled his oath to the king, he is comfortably settled at the manor house built on his family’s ancestral lands. He and Maggie are raising five-year-old Kendric, and his dream of raising Friesian horses is coming true. Lennox’s desire for a life of peace and tranquility has finally come to pass. So he thinks …

The demons of his past have come calling, threatening his idyllic life as he is cast onto the path of a dark and perilous journey. Where will it take him? If he survives the pain and suffering he is forced to endure, will he recognize the man who emerges at its end?

Coming soon!

my faraway friend

The Journey

adult books

Rose in the Glade

A Thanksgiving holiday

takes an unexpected

turn when a black Cocker

Spaniel shows up on 

Benjamin's doorstep.

the mystery at moz hollow

middle-grade books

Hand of Fate


scotland's knight: the journey

children's books

Rose in the Glade

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scotland's knight: The rose in the glade

Kathy’s best friend Paul

used to live next door.

Then he moved far away,

across the Atlantic Ocean.

Determined to find a way to visit him, she invents something special to get her there.

the ghostwriter

Emmie Malone discovers

a can of red paint in the 

attic.  When she paints her

bedroom door, it opens a

gateway to a globe-trotting adventure.

Maggie and Laura stumble

upon an unsolved mystery

in  a Gothic mansion in

northern Minnesota that has

been transformed into a ​movie set.  The two girls face danger after uncovering a hidden treasure.