Coming Soon

Women of Kern

A healer with a talent for politics. A resistance fighter in the forests of Chliang. A reclusive horse trainer swept up in a quest for treasure. A woman with a gift from God that’s far more trouble than it’s worth. A princess whose arranged marriage puts her in the hands of pirates. A belly-dancing assassin who fakes her targets’ deaths. An only child who inherits her father’s feuds as well as his tribe.

These are the women of Kern, an island in Ves’endlera. Get a sneak-peak at this upcoming self-published short story collection by reading Ari’s story (click here).

Completed Novels

The Heather and the Falcon

Manuscript status: complete at 70,500 words. Seeking agent representation (contact me if interested)

After fourteen-year-old Aelis is taken hostage by King Cyrel, the only person who befriends her is Bryant, her captor’s son and heir. She tried to kill him when they first met, but that doesn’t stop Bryant from defending her against would-be suitors who seek to claim her father’s throne.

Five years later, Cyrel’s sudden death throws the political situation into chaos. Though advised against it, Bryant allows Aelis to visit her home. There she finds her cousin has taken her father’s place and intends to attack Bryant. Now, she must choose between vengeance against Cyrel’s family or loyalty to the man she considers her only friend and is learning to love.

Past NaNoWriMo Projects

The Untold History of Ellyn Gascony, with the Battle of Miscreations together with the plot to assassinate King Henry (Parts One and Two)

NaNoWriMo project 2016. Manuscript status: second-draft

Ellyn has a secret. She can manipulate light, even bending it around herself so no one can see her. In the nation ruled by King Hendrik, that makes her something unnatural — a “miscreation.” The best thing she could do is stay out of sight. But she longs to play a more visible role, preferably by helping others like her reconcile with society. Being the Lord Chief Justice’s niece and rakish Prince Henry’s unlikely friend might give her a chance to do just that. Or things could go horribly wrong and both sides will brand her a traitor.

Note: This duology is a sci-fi/fantasy retelling of Shakespeare’s Henry IV and Henry V.

All Under Heaven

NaNoWriMo project 2015. Manuscript status: second-draft

Alehtta’s people have been under the rule of the Tian since her grandmother’s time. The Tian himself is said to have ruled Tianxia for thousands of year. His people revere him as god-like and he appears invincible as well as immortal. But behind the Tian’s ceremonial mask and the walls of his maze-like palace is a delicate political dance around leadership changes. When Alehtta is chosen as part of the tribute paid to Tianxia, she never imagined she would rise from slavery to Tian’s wife in a day, only to learn the Tian is not only mortal, but he can be usurped.


NaNoWriMo project 2014. Manuscript status: second-draft.

In the wake of nuclear disaster, scientists rush to find a cure for dangerous mutations that are killing young adults at an alarming rate. Instead, they accidentally create superhumans. Not content to remain as lab-rats, the supers break free and begin taking control of the world. At least, most of them do. One would rather remain hidden as Cady Wright, a deceptively harmless 16-year-old girl.

Queen of Ariland

NaNoWriMo project 2013. Manuscript status: first-draft.

When their triplets were born, the king and queen of Ariland (another country of Ves’endlera) decided to divide their country between the three children rather than raise one as the sole ruler. After all, with such a large and prosperous country at their disposal, there was no reason to encourage the sibling rivalry that resulted in princes and princesses killing each other in neighboring lands.

Nineteen years later, the king and queen are killed in a stormy-night accident. In spite of their grief, each child steps into their role of king or queen. Andrian becomes king of the northern land, Merchen. Marion rules as queen just south of him in Ryele. And in the southernmost land, Halia, Derien becomes queen. But one land is not enough for her, so she blackmails an assassin to ensure there will be only one Queen of Ariland.

The Heather and the Falcon

NaNoWriMo project 2011. Manuscript status: complete at 70,600 words (see “Finished Novels” above).


4 thoughts on “Books

  1. Hi! I am really impressed with your website! How are your novels coming along? I am working on books of my own. I have been working on my current series for over five years. Computer crashes have been the main reason for my slow start. I really want to publish my book and I have thought of creating a blog like this as I go through this process. Maybe I will now that I have read yours! 🙂 Good luck with your writing, and may the words be ever in your favor 😉


    1. Hi Sarah! Thanks for asking about my novels. “The Heather and the Falcon” is done — I’ve started sending queries out to agents. My current work in progress isn’t on this page yet. It was my NaNoWriMo novel, which turned out to be longer than I expected and I’m still working on the first draft. Computer crashes are terrible — I talked to a poet once who lost several years worth of work and now I back up everything obsessively. If you do set up a blog, please give me a link. I’d love to read it 🙂


  2. These sound amazing! I am especially interested in reading ‘Queen of Ariland’ and ‘The Heather and the Falcon’ – any updates on these since 2014? Would love to get my hands on a copy of each.


    1. Thanks for your interest! “The Heather and the Falcon” is complete, but as yet unpublished. I’ve been querying agents trying to get it traditionally published, but may self-publish if that doesn’t work out fairly soon. “Queen of Ariland” is still in draft phase — it needs lots of revision, and that will probably be my next project. I’ll keep everyone updated when things are available. Until then, you might enjoy my short story “Ari,” available on Inkitt:


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