Books

"I've always been driven to create... whether it be music, technology, or art. Now, I create stories and worlds by writing. All these activities are just different notes of one creative voice."

The Tavern Priestess

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Joan of Arc meets Odysseus? That’s the driving concept for my first novel, The Tavern Priestess. In the early iron-age of this fantasy world, the teen-aged protagonist must rise from innkeeper's daughter to a cleric-warrior. Coming of age is hard for everyone.  Imagine if your deity gave you a week!

Q&A

Q: Is it published?
A:  Not yet. The manuscript is complete at 94,000 words, and in want of representation.

Q: Who did your cover art?
A: The cover is just placeholder art I did for myself.  I've also done all kinds of maps, character sketches, and floor plans for key buildings.  I'm a visual thinker.

Q: Do you have any other books?
A:  I am working on a new manuscript, but don't wait for that. I've got a few short stories in print and guest-blogged (see below).

Tusks of Coal

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Not much to say about a work in progress, except it is a completely different novel than Tavern Priestess.  (And I'm having a lot of fun writing it.)

 

Published Short Stories

Clothes Shopping: A Boy's Story

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This started as a guest blog and later was published in Voices of the Valley: Word for Word, the third anthology of the Tri-Valley Writers.

 

A Family Tradition

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As a guest blogger, I didn't set out to write a dark paranormal piece. One of the musical prompts I was given just led me in that direction and I went with it.  See the original post here. I think it would make a great prologue for a longer piece where the sisters are reunited a few years later.