- 2015 INDIES Winner
- Silver, Young Adult Fiction (Children's)
"The Secrets of Love and Death" is a young adult romance novel with a few dark twists. Theo “Turtle” Dawson is overweight, under-confident, and unloved until the arrival of a new classmate, Rita Calderon. Young love blooms between the teenage couple when Turtle’s best friend, his big brother, returns from the grave. Is A.D. really back among the living or is Turtle going loony-bin crazy? And if Turtle’s loving brother has returned, why is he asking Turtle to do such murderous things?