Want to know what I’m up to? Here’s a short list of what I’m currently knee-deep (okay, maybe eyeball-deep…) in writing, revising, or querying.
WITCHLING – Dual POV Young Adult Fantasy
Complete at 93k words
Current WIP stage: Querying
Servant girl Alaris K’ahlanik finds out about her family’s gift the hard way when she discovers her ability to dreamwalk after being thrown in the Cells. She uses her newfound ability to spy on the emperor who appears to be searching for something of importance. Nothing the emperor wants could possibly be good for the people he rules, and so whatever the emperor is looking for, Alaris must find first.
Throlani Guardsman Kagan Liis has served the Empire since Emperor Pa’tuk’s reign began eight years ago. He can also communicate with a vicious oracle referred to only as the darkness. When the darkness tasks Kagan with finding out more about the Servant girl in the Cells, Kagan takes on a special mission that will require more than his usual interrogation methods of brute strength and intimidation.
From vastly different echelons of the same tribal society, Alaris and Kagan are surprised to learn they share one important goal—ensuring the best for the people of their island nation. Alaris discovers what the emperor is looking for — a dragon, but warning a senile dragon against impending danger isn’t an easy task! Together, Alaris and Kagan must save a forgetful dragon and a divided nation…which may mean giving up any hope of saving themselves.
MARIT, UNSANCTIONED – Multiple POV Young Adult Fantasy
Complete at 97k words
Current WIP stage: Querying
Marit Tempi-Himche lives an Unsanctioned existence on her mothers’ farm. By day, the 16-year-old hides from the eyes of farmhands. By night, she farms the land. When the Guard discovers Marit’s existence, she’s hauled to the auction cells to be sold to the highest bidder. She ends up in the hands of a councilman’s daughter who’s soon to be wed to Greyson Kencharo, an 18-year-old in line to nab the keystone seat on a powerful council that rules Aktaria and keeps the rebellious colonies with their Mysticborn citizens in line.
Before the union can be approved, Greyson and his bride must pick blindly from a variety of vials containing phenomenal powers, and the vials they choose must consist of complementary gifts. In a freak accident, Marit—not the councilman’s daughter—ends up with complementary powers to Greyson’s gift.
Now someone on the council wants them dead. Thrust into the middle of an ongoing war between the council and the Mysticborn who want to use them to reclaim independence, Marit, Greyson, and a misfit crew of friends are on the run in a race to discover the truth behind council’s long, bloody history and the power behind their gifts. The unlikely pair must make a choice. What they learn could reshape the future for the better…if they can stay alive long enough to tell their story.
Oh, and it all happens in a world that looks something like this:
ORACLE – Adult Fantasy/Magical Realism
Status: 20k words
Current WIP stage: Drafting
Think Daughter of Smoke and Bone meets Doctor Who.