About Me and My Tales


Welcome to my blog and world!

Like so many people in the literary world, I wear many hats—a writer, a kidlit reviewer, a blogger, freelance translator, farmer and mother. As a writer, I've published stories for magazines as well as several short stories including In the Shadow of the Eagle's Eye in Real Girls Don't Rust; Meringue, Murder or Marzipan in Full Dark; A Glowworm which was published as an Ubook through Black and White Pubishing. My debut middle grade novel, Music Boxes, released through Dancing Lemur Press.

Outside of these achievements, I've spent much of my life living in Europe with my family of six and enjoyed exploring forgotten castles, experiencing the rich history, and diving into various cultures. Currently, I reside in the Ozarks and am fulfilling one life dream of running a small farm. (But this is by no means the last dream on the list). When I'm not tending chickens, cows, and repairing broken fence lines, you'll find me nibbling on chocolate, sitting next to our tiny waterfall with a book in my hand, or day dreaming in the forest...and always with a cup of tea.

Coming soon: Mighty Milly (Saves the Day) in Clear Literature (Carnegie Learning)

Dancing Lemur Press

Recommended by BN Kids Blog as one of the top 5 Spooky Reads for Campfire Chills!

Middle Grade Urban Fantasy
ages nine and up

"I only desire your talent..."

Twelve-year-old Lindsey McKay's biggest dream is to be a famous ballerina. But after moving to New York, she ends up at the Community Center with a teacher who’s a burly bear in tights.
When she meets Madame Destinée, the teacher of a top dance school who offers her classes for free, Lindsey can't believe her luck. In exchange, she must perform in the school’s exclusive midnight shows, ones sure to make her a star. But something’s not right...
One by one, the other dancers disappear. Each time they do, a music box with a figurine just like the missing ballerina joins Madame Destinée’s growing collection. If Lindsey doesn’t discover the truth about the dance school, she might end up a tiny figurine herself.

"Deliciously creepy with a side of sinister, Drecker weaves an enticing story of talent, jealousy, and dark magic." 
Dianne K. Salerni, author of The Eighth Day series

"...will keep you on the edge of your seat until the last spin of the music box."
S.A. Larsen, International award-winning author


An Anthology
from Obsidian Books


Short story
Paranormal Mystery

Mariah will do almost anything to save her cafe. When several people are found dead with her cupcakes in their mouths, she's sure her and her cafe have nothing to do with it. But truth often hides in the shadows.

All proceeds go to Gary Sinise Foundation, an organization that does many wonderful things for our country's active military, its veterans, and the countless first responders who sacrifice so much to keep us safe.

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Short Story
YA Historical Fiction

Left in the ruins of WWII, a 17-year-old girl fights for survival.

This fictional story is based on a little known historical event, where hundreds of young women left families, friends and all they knew in search of survival.

(UBooks bring the written word together with music composed originally for the story to enhance the reading experience)


MG and YA Superhero Stories (for girls)
Melusine Muse Press
November 22, 2013
127 pages

(All proceeds from this anthology go to the international charity foundation 'Because I am a Girl. . .', which assists girls in third world countries.)

Girls are under-represented when it comes to superhero movies, toys and other merchandise. This wonderful group of authors decided to do something about it. Within these pages, you will find stories of female superheroes to enchant and delight. You will read all about their powers and their masked identities and then get to read a short story that gives you insight into who they are or who they will become. You’ll find action, adventure, magic and betrayal. You’ll find everyday female heroes, as well as super-powered heroines and devious villains. From friendly encounters to government conspiracies, 27 new superheroes, all FEMALE superheroes, can be found represented in these stories, written by 24 talented authors.


an anthology from
Spencer Hill Press

In the Shadow of the Eagle's Eye

YA Steampunk
September 17th, 2013

When a stranger claims her fiancé's ingenious inventions aren't what they appear to be, Amelia must fight her way through a dangerous labyrinth of lies or risk losing her life and her heart.

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