Karma Cats to the Rescue

I wrote the Karma Cats books in memory of my soul mate cats, Oliver and Julian, to inspire kids to be kind and compassionate towards animals and each other.

The Karma Cats show kids that when they are kind, kindness will be returned to them.


 Karma Cats to the Rescue

What will happen when an abandoned cat who wants to be free is rescued again and again?

The Karma Cats find Noah abandoned and alone, but he doesn’t want their help or friendship.

Will Noah accept their friendship and allow them to help him find his forever home?

Find out in this heartwarming story about two superhero cats who refuse to give up on a new friend.

Karma Cats to the Rescue is a solid and unreservedly recommended pick for family, daycare center, preschool, elementary school, and community library picture book collections.”

-Midwest Book Review 


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Karma Cats to the Farm is NOW available!

Join Penny the Pig as she bravely escapes life on a factory farm in search of her freedom, voice and forever farm family. The Karma Cats heroically navigate Penny through a series of dangerous adventures until they discover a world beyond her wildest dreams!

A heartfelt tale of courage, compassion, and the power of friendship that will inspire kids to be kind to animals.

 “Karma Cats to the Farm is an exciting story any child will love, while conveying a message of self-empowerment, compassion and empathy.”   

-John Robbins, Author, and President, Food Revolution Network

Karma Cats to the Farm was selected by PETA KIDS as one of “The Best Books for Kids Who Love Animals.” 

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I am available for Storytime events in person or via zoom.

Yoga’s Path to Weight Loss: A Mind Body Spirit Guide to Loving Yourself Lean Yoga's path book

 “This is a beautiful life-affirming reminder that it all begins and ends with love- self, the Divine and to all the creatures on the planet! You feel her love and passion for yoga throughout the pages and it motivated me to get on the mat and let go of the struggle. Also practical tips to a smooth transition to a plant-based diet, for the betterment of all.” -Amazon Review by Frangelica Fellini





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The Cheerleader Speaks Paperback 

 Review: “Life is isn’t as high school reveals, and many of the lessons come afterwards. “The Cheerleader Speaks: What God Taught Me About Men and Myself” is a memoir from Kathleen Kastner who shares her experiences as she goes from cheerleader to real woman, and the gauntlet of everything in between. Strongly drawing on her faith in the process, she writes with much inspiration and humor, sure to help many a curious reader. “The Cheerleader Speaks” is a strong pick for memoir and inspirational collections, recommended.”

-Willis M. Buhle
Mid-West Book Reviewer