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.

A THOUSAND YEARS TO WAIT – Young Adult Fantasy
Complete at 100k words
Current WIP stage: Querying

At eighteen, Moreina di Bianco is a young healer who believes in medicine, not magic, even while possessing a second sight she can’t fully explain. So when a talisman chooses Reina to reawaken an ancient magic and end a war, she must reconcile her beliefs, unlock the talisman’s secrets, and harness the magic within.

While reluctant to accept help, Reina agrees to allow two determined escorts to accompany her on her journey for truth, but each comes with a mysterious past of his own. Her estranged childhood friend, Quinn D’Arturio, left their village years ago and only recently returned, harboring dark secrets behind a solemn exterior. And despite his status as a perfect stranger, a dashing captain by the name of Niles Ingram is quick to fight by Reina’s side at whatever the cost. That someone she’s just met would give his life for hers is a sobering realization of the ever-present danger Reina has jumped into.

There’s just one problem with Reina’s two companions. They, too, are featured in the talisman’s prophecy and as potential suitors no less! But what woman wants a suitor, let alone two, when she’s tasked with defeating a usurping general, ending a war, finding the true king, and rightfully seating him on the throne? For Reina, the only solution is to discover the truth before her enemy discovers her.

WILL OF TIME – Adult Commercial Fiction (Speculative)
Complete at 87k words
Current WIP stage: Querying

MIT university professor Will Grey was once one of the youngest child prodigies ever born and he’s always been fascinated with time travel. When he and his graduate student, Elise, discover that time travel is possible, they are met with a shocking surprise. Contrary to what all time travel books and movies emphasize, Will is actually supposed to interfere with the space-time continuum.

After Will inadvertently kills Einstein on his maiden time travel voyage, he discovers that history requires intervention on his part. But MIT administration threatens to shut down Will’s project in a month’s time, leaving Will and Elise to fast-track their efforts to keep history on course. Jumping between times and places across the globe, Will discovers that history isn’t as far removed from his own life as he had once thought and that his actions reap consequences he couldn’t have imagined. Unless Will is willing to risk it all, everything he knows and loves will cease to exist!

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.

ESCAPE (working file name) – Multiple POV Young Adult Fantasy
WIP Status: 4k words

I’ll be honest… No idea where this one is going yet. But it involves platonic friendship, enemies to friends, possibly enemies to lovers, and forbidden magic. All the tropes I love.

In a world that looks something like this: