Helping Baxter Community Center

All proceeds from December and January sales of BENEATH THE GREATER SKY will be donated to Baxter Community Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Among the many programs supporting the Grand Rapids Community, Baxter’s Child Development Center (CDC) is a dynamic place of growth and learning. Dedicated to promoting the healthy development of children—academically, socially, physically, psychologically, and emotionally—the CDC helps to build foundations of learning that will equip children for future long-term success. Please take a moment to learn more about Baxter and their mission.

Praise from Midwest Book Review

BENEATH THE GREATER SKY provides a gripping, intriguing story…fueled by powerful character development…thoroughly engrossing…a superior read.”  —D. Donovan, Senior eBook Reviewer, MBR

Midwest Book Review is an organization that maintains several book review publications. Established in 1976, Midwest Book Review produces nine book review publications per month, with a goal of encouraging literacy, library usage, and small press publishing. It selects about 600 books to review out of an average of 2000 titles submitted for review each month. The organization has a focus on serving community and academic libraries, booksellers, and the general reading public.

Five Star review from Readers’ Favorite

BENEATH THE GREATER SKY received the Five Star Award from Readers’ Favorite:  “Reaching wisdom and finding our own truth is indeed always a gripping journey in itself, no matter the situation. And this is what Beneath the Greater Sky brings us. It is so aptly titled..especially for how it ends. The book takes us on an emotional roller coaster following the aftermath of a tragic life event – confusion, denial, anger and, ultimately, the emergence of the strength of human spirit…The author makes great use of situations as metaphors for our protagonist. This is a book purchase positively worth making.”


2015 Kirkus Prize Nomination

BENEATH THE GREATER SKY nominated for the 2015 Kirkus Prize.  

The Kirkus Prize is one of the richest literary awards in the world, with a prize of $50,000 bestowed annually to authors of fiction, nonfiction and young readers’ literature. It was created to celebrate the 81 years of discerning, thoughtful criticism Kirkus Reviews has contributed to both the publishing industry and readers at large.