Author of several children's short stories, a mid-grade novel (Luvella's Promise), and an adult novella in e-book format, Roar of Revenge, Baier is currently working on a young adult novel about the July, 1929 prison break in Auburn, NY.
Luvella Andersson, at sixteen, has already proven herself a clever businesswoman, but when she tries to expand her business, a red-headed stranger spooks Luvella and everyone else in Muncy Valley, Pennsylvania.
Luvella’s gritty determination and her connection to Nature verge on the spiritual as she deals with conspiracy, racism, and forbidden romance. The pain of blending two cultures almost defeats her, but she discovers an unlikely common ground for everyone when some of the famed Carlisle Indian School football team play a game with the residents of her hometown.
A mysterious and brutal attempt on Keri’s life, threats against her family and the investigation to find the would-be killer are all intertwined with Kevin, her estranged husband, trying desperately to win back her love. Who—or what—will survive?
The (bear) cubs were growing-Daddy said they had gained at least a pound each. They were also taking a lot of my time, which bothered me But Reeder and I took care of Princess and Blackie every day and could even pet them and take them for little walks When we ran, the cubs would run right along with us. Once when I tripped and fell, Princess rolled right over me. Then Blackie lumbered beside us and rolled on Princess. Reeder jumped right in and the four of us-bears and Reeder and I-rolled and ran, rolled and ran. Reeder and I hollered and laughed and the bear cubs barked and growled playfully. Luvella thought making a promise and being dedicated to fulfilling it were enough. Is it really possible for an 11-year-old to open her own store? Her love for her family and for the mountain where she has grown up answer yes, anything is possible. But with a theme of loss weaving through her life, Luvella discovers that the very people she loves
Age Range: 8 - 12 years / Grade Level: 3 - 7