Sharon O’Shaughnessy

Sharon O’Shaughnessy

“Sharon, almost fourteen, looked like her father: short and, as he liked to say, pleasingly plump. But her disposition wasn’t his at all. Like her Cornish ancestors, she was serious, and like her Cornish mother, practical.” — Giddyap Tin Lizzie   In the...
The Grignon Family

The Grignon Family

“Nine-year-old Aubreana Thorpe was excited, but that didn’t surprise her brother, Wyatt. Aubrey was always excited. Today she would compete for a role in the Butte des Morts’ founder’s pageant that would be performed in August, during the community’s annual Carp Fest....
Wyatt

Wyatt

“Calamitous screwed his too-tight football helmet on his head and muttered, ‘I forgot which way I was going.’ Bailey leaned forward and whispered to Wyatt, ‘He was definitely going down.’” – Wyatt’s Woods   Wyatt’s Woods, published by Little Creek Press in 2013,...
Gusta Stephens

Gusta Stephens

“Ruby shouted, ‘There she is,’ and pointed toward the engine. All eyes turned upward, and the waiting crowd emitted an audible gasp when they saw a young lady perched atop the coal tender. Gusta wore a fringed buckskin skirt and a red chenille shirt with a white...
Ruby O’Shaughnessy

Ruby O’Shaughnessy

Many of the characters in the O’Shaughnessy Chronicles are closely based on my own family members. In the novels my mother, Laura Fitzsimons, and her sister, Alice, are respectively Catherine and Ruby O’Shaughnessy. “Ruby O’Shaughnessy. I Like that. Bold and vibrant.’...