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 Speculative Fiction
Complete at 82k words
Current WIP stage: Beta-reading
MIT college 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 indeed possible, they are met with a shocking surprise. Contrary to what he learned from Doc Emmett Brown in the dozens of times he’s seen Back to the Future, Will is actually supposed to interfere with the space-time continuum.
After Will inadvertently kills Einstein on his maiden time travel voyage, he quickly 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 and Elise discover that history isn’t as far removed from their own lives as they had once thought and that their actions reap consequences they couldn’t have imagined.
WITCHLING – Young Adult Fantasy
Progress: 7k words
Current WIP stage: Outlining/Drafting
A girl, a dragon, and evil empire, and South Pacific islands. Or something of the sort… I’ll let you know when I figure it all out! One of these days, I’m sure I will.