My Books

Lazy_Low_Cal_Lifesty_Cover_for_KindleQuick, low calorie recipes that are delicious and inexpensive, many of which you can get on the table in a jiffy.  All the recipes are portion controlled and tell you exactly how many calories and servings. There are main dishes, meatless options, side dishes, sweets and snacks — all of them under 400 calories per serving.

I firmly believe my motto: “If you can read, you can cook.” And if you’ve gotten this far in the description, I have faith in you.  I’ve figured out all kinds of lazy ways to turn ingredients into delicious meals.


BananaBamboozle front coverAfter imbibing in one too many Banana Bamboozles at a backyard party, Cassidy Dunne is flabbergasted to recognize one of the partygoers as her teenage niece. When she points out the girl to her longtime best friend, Dan Diehl, he revokes her bar privileges, reminding her that one, she’s blotto, and two, the niece in question died in a tragic house fire as an infant fourteen years earlier.

Nevertheless, Cassidy becomes obsessed with confirming the girl’s identity, regardless of possible disastrous consequences.

Dan has been involved in thirty years of Cassidy’s bad ideas, but gets sidetracked by an accusation against him with the potential to destroy both his business and his reputation. Cassidy must handle this one alone.

Well, almost alone. Every problem in her life is accompanied — and medicated — by her secret stash(es) of candy. Run-ins with an old high school nemesis. Booty calls with her sex-husband. Her first date in Justin Bieber’s lifetime. Shapeware. All tamed with a fun-size candy bar. Or three.

But all the chocolate in the world can’t help her figure out this puzzle. If she’s not prudent, she could ruin several lives.

And Cassidy isn’t prudent.


Here are my books only available on Kindle … (Don’t have a Kindle? No worries! Download free Kindle reading apps for your Mac, PC, iPhone, Blackberry, iPad, and Android)


How To Lose Weight and Get Healthy Even If You’re Lazy …  If you use my 115 painless weight loss tips, you’ll be making steady, incremental steps toward good health you can live with happily ever after. Where do you want to be in your journey toward good health next year at this time?

From some of the reviews on Amazon:

“There are no magic bullets here, no gimmicks, no easy ways out, but there are a whole bunch of simple, straight-forward ideas and tips that will stay with you long after you read this book.”

“I found that I was actually doing most of the things Becky suggests and living a healthier life without the suffering that usually accompanies a diet. A great gift to myself.”


Delicious and decadent — but still ridiculously low calorie — dessert recipes. Favorites like Cheesecake Brownies (93 calories), Gingerbread Drops (45 calories), and Clafoutis (102 calories) plus new delights like Doughnuts (104 calories), Guinness Ice Cream (108 calories), and Lemon Bites (54 calories). There’s no need to give up sweet treats when trying to lose weight — you just need better recipes!


Reading Maniac — Fun Ways to Encourage Reading Success … a handbook for parents and educators to help reluctant readers get better at reading so they’ll enjoy it more. In my previous life I presented this information in a workshop and have collected some nice testimonials over the years. Here are some kind things people have said about Reading Maniac:

Everything was very informative. All the game ideas sound interesting.”

“To the point … organized … good ideas.”

“All the information is easy to implement.”

“Offered many varied ideas and approaches. Gives hope to parents.”

“Great concrete examples. Your ideas were exactly what I needed.”

“Lots of good real-life strategies.”