Dissertations, Theses and Capstone Projects

Date of Award

Spring 2012

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Professional Writing (MAPW)



First Advisor

Dr. Linda Niemann

Second Advisor

Melanie Sumner


Stone Cold Secrets is a novel about a family that struggles to forgive each other for the secrets they have kept from one another. The story is based on a woman who gave away or sold her children after birth. The siblings meet each other as young adults and they try very hard to turn their dysfunctional family into a loving, caring family. Olivia, the oldest child, spearheads the movement to begin a family reunion, but first secrets will be revealed before the reunion can take place.

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