Happened to Alec

A suspense-filled novel about the worst that can happen when parents don’t pay attention to their kids...husbands and wives don’t pay attention to each other...and people just don’t pay attention to themselves or what’s happening in the world around them. 

What would make an all-American boy like Alec get into such trouble?  Answers abound in this gripping psychological thriller about a "typical" teen who is facing menaces to which everyone else is blind. Fans of Big Little Lies or Gone Girl will devour this page-turner - hoping that Alec won't become a danger to himself or others. 

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You'll be entertained, shocked & informed.

Alec is in trouble because of the neglectful, self-absorbed characters around him. 

These people justify their dysfunctional online and real-time behavior with wildly convoluted thinking.

So, the boy is at risk of  becoming a real danger to himself or others!

You won't say "whatever" again without thinking.

Alec's parents dismiss him as a difficult burden instead of as a troubled teen.

And a range of garden-variety-neurotics (and bat-shit-crazy folks) circle around him as the book explores the thin line between tragedy and comedy.  

It's the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election - Who Cares?

Politics take a back burner to the drama of personal lives.

Yet, you'll be surprisingly entertained or sympathetic to some of these deeply flawed characters...even in moments of disgust or fear.

And you'll root for Alec to be found and saved.  

Although he might not be able to accept an honest helping hand.


WHATEVER Happened to Alec

is being sold with my other writing at Amazon.com including my first novel...

the self-help book... and a skinny book of poetry - a great gift for less than the price of a greeting card. 

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This self-help book will take you through a number of steps to reveal your authentic self for a happier, more-fulfilling life.

You can work on your own and become your own therapist.

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An exciting novel for anyone who wrestles to find their "higher self."  Follow the fictional memoir that will put you on a fascinating ride.  


Here's a little book of poetry that can take the place of a greeting card.  Quick short poems with plenty of room to write your own notes

WHATEVER Happened to Alec

This is My Second Novel. 

This boy is in trouble and if the self-absorbed people around him don't wake up – things can become grippingly dangerous.

Coming Soon

Working on my next novel. Another cast of characters who learn and grow...and occasionally betray, lie, or try to destroy each other. Watch for updates.  No spoilers here.

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