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I am  – a young adult author who published The Hard Way, in 2017.

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Ever wonder how a teenager deals with the effects of peer pressure? Check out the first book in the Way Series, a teen/young adult novel

The Hard Way

Get a copy for you or your teen reader today!

The Hard Way on Amazon.com

The Hard Way on BarnesandNoble.com 

The Hard Way was awarded

Honorable Mention for Young Adult Fiction

through Story Monsters LLC in 2018

Coming Soon…

Shawn’s Way, book two in the Way Series, will publish spring of 2021!


April 12, 2019 – The Hard Way celebrates two years of publication

November 29, 2018 – The Hard Way receives an Honorable Mention for the Young Adult Fiction category of the 2018 Royal Dragonfly Book Awards – 2018 Royal Dragonfly Awards Listing

November 21, 2018 – The Hard Way becomes a part of the Aitkin County Library collection which is a member of the East Central Regional Library System in Minnesota. – East Central Regional Library Website

April 12, 2018 – The Hard Way celebrates one year of publication

January 12, 2018 – Launched the selmapverde.com website

April 12, 2017 – The Hard Way was published as an e-book – The Hard Way e-book – Amazon.com


Plans the jet set life for others as an aircraft scheduler by day and coordinates a family life for her fiancée, two kids and a dog by night. Writing is a passion that I can’t let go of. I struggle to make time to achieve my writing goals, but I did become a published author in 2017 by with my first book, The Hard Way.

I have lived in Minnesota all of my life and continue to love the four seasons and ten thousand lakes the state is known for. Some of my favorite places to write and create are by many of those lakes. Be sure to pick up a copy my book, The Hard Way, available on Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com. Links can be found on the books tab.