Author of Middle Grade novels about friendship, family, and figuring out where you fit in.

Wishing for Washington

WISHING FOR WASHINGTON was released in June 2014. It is available on

As punishment for playing doorbell ditch, twelve-year-old Tallia Thompson and her goofball brother Isaiah are shipped off to their grandparents’ house for half the summer. There’s nothing fun about being stuck in Maryland, a.k.a. Snore-a-land, except for one thing: the close proximity to Washington, D.C.

Tallia would do anything for Isaiah, and what he wants most is to meet the President of the United States. So together, they formulate a plan to get to the White House--a plan that involves spending a bit of money and concocting a bunch of lies. And, ultimately, a plan that ends up changing Tallia’s perception of her family forever.

"Wishing for Washington is a fun, action-packed story about sibling relationships, and the sometimes surprising connections we make with family members when we least expect it." - Dawn Malone, author of Bingo Summer

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