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.
WILL OF TIME – Adult Commercial Fiction (Speculative)
Complete at 86k words
Current WIP stage: Shelved, maybe?
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.
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 into slavery to the highest bidder, but 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 council.
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 an unexpected turn of events, Marit—not the councilman’s daughter—ends up with complementary powers to Greyson’s gift.
On the run from a council that would sooner see them dead than gifted with powers they shouldn’t have, Marit and Greyson are determined to find a way to rid themselves of their gifts and undo the trouble they’ve gotten into. On their quest, they discover there’s more at stake than their own lives, that friendship can blossom in the most unlikely of places, and that their actions may decide far more than just their own futures. But can they make the right decision when the lines between good and evil, right and wrong, grow more blurry by the day?
Oh, and it all happens in a world that looks something like this:
THE HEART OF DEATH (The Tarrowburn Prophies Book #2) – Young Adult Fantasy
Status: 66k words
Current WIP stage: Drafting
Where one journey ends, another begins…