TRAVELING LIGHT, upmarket literary fiction, 85,000 words.
June Colter, 17, equestrienne in the Byrd Family Circus, thunders around the ring on horseback and imagines leaving the circus to go to school. She defies her parents by studying in secret, helped by Jeta, an aged Romani drabarni, June’s mentor and friend.
When Shai, with his quiet intensity and easy smile, appears in his beat-up van before starting art college in the fall, June dares dream in ways she never has before.
She struggles to break free from the stories that twist themselves around her heart, but will she find the courage to claim a destiny decided not by others, but chosen for herself?