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, baseball or hockey-
traveling, riding my motorcycle, or going to plays. I hope you enjoy meeting my characters as much as I've enjoyed bringing them to life.
"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."
"The Jessie Mac Hockey Series played a huge role in my hockey career; it inspired me to push through tough times and pursue my AAA dream. It also taught me how to be a better teammate and person by not judging people without knowing their stories.This series helped me throughout my schooling, hockey and personal life. It’s more than hockey stories; it’s a look into the real world and how situations can be handled. I would highly recommend reading this entertaining and captivating series.
Reauna, age 17
Power Plays REVIEW
Releasing: October 15, 2021
Courtney McIntyre, 14, navigates Grade Nine at Estevan Comprehensive School while playing boys hockey for the first time. Meanwhile her sister Jessie, 19, is in her second year with the University of Saskatchewan Huskies, discovering the hard way what it takes to be an elite player in an elite league.
Will the McIntyre sisters have a positive impact on their teams? One thing’s certain. Life—and hockey—are bound to throw some blindside hits.