It helps when you feel like you are a part of something and that’s what hockey does for me. I had never thought of techniques Jessie uses in the book to handle bullying. I can’t wait to read the next book in the Jessie Mac series."
"Ulrich demonstrates that there are many ways to succeed in relationships without resorting to any sort of bullying. She stresses the importance of accepting and celebrating the differences between people rather than using them as an excuse for malicious behavior. This is an excellent novel which provides lots of action, a little romance, and a great deal to think about.."
Power Plays REVIEW
"I really enjoyed Power Plays. I know what it’s like to join a new hockey team and how awesome it is to be a part of a team. The hockey games are as exciting as in the book and the friendships are forever. I like how Jessie dealt with the bullying, it helps when you feel like you are a part of something and that’s what hockey does for me. I had never thought of techniques Jessie uses in the book to handle bullying. I can’t wait to read the next book in the Jessie Mac series."
"Rather than a rehash of the film, A League of Their Own, this play brings to life Canadian prairie women who made up a disproportionate percentage of the league. . . Diamond Girls presents nuanced, poignant portraits of fierce players, who nonetheless needed to ask their husbands' permission to pursue their dreams. . . Fun, funny and brought a tear to my eye."
Shawna Dempsey, CBC Manitoba (Winnipeg Fringe)
Diamond Girls REVIEW
Power Plays REVIEW
Having spent 25 years in the classroom with junior and senior high school students, I love to write for teens. I have my feet firmly planted in two worlds--the arts and sports. When I'm not writing, there's nothing I'd rather be doing than watching football, and baseball.
Or hockey, traveling, riding my motorcyle, or going to plays. I hope you enjoy meeting my characters as much as I've enjoyed bringing them to life.