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Jane on Ship sans glasses
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WBL dock
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If you’re looking for adventure or looking for trouble, you’ve come to the right place.  Welcome.  This is a home for readers, writers and dreamers.  Take your time, step aboard and explore.  Just remember: right foot first.

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About Me

About the Story

     Twelve-year-old Kacie Aldrich has never known her father, but sketches him as a pirate, a reflection of her mother’s stories. When a mysterious young captain arrives in her hometown of Bayfield, Wisconsin, Kacie believes she has found her pirate and stows aboard Jack McKinney’s boat, Redemption, searching for answers. Her desperate actions drive them into the heart of a storm to confront old ghosts, long-buried secrets and the wrath of Lake Superior. “Redemption’s Run” is a heartfelt tale of how family can run beyond blood, and redemption can come in unexpected ways.

     "Redemption’s Run," was selected by the Star Tribune newspaper as its 2017 summer serial.  It will run in daily installments from Sunday, May 28 through early August in the Variety section of the paper and online at  The complete book is also available for download as an e-book at:, and


I live in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis-St. Paul.  I’ve been writing for most of my life.  I’ve been reading even longer.  I work with students who love to read and write and with those still working to get to that point.  I believe with all my heart that everyone has at least one great story to tell, probably more.

This is what I looked like when I began writing "Redemption's Run."

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