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I write fantasy, mystery, science fiction, and horror, as well as the occasional essay and poem.
My latest novel, The Changeling Troll, is a young adult, contemporary urban fantasy novel, that takes place in Seattle.
A different kind of ugly duckling story.
Christine works at her dream job in the archives at a university library, loses sleep most every night to reading, lives mostly in her dreams. And can’t find what she’s really looking for.
After losing a bet with her brother, Christine forces herself to go to a bar. Listen to some live music.
Live a little.
When she meets the impossible–her exact twin–her world starts falling apart until all Hell breaks loose.
Business for Breakfast, Volume 1: The Beginning Professional Writer
Until now, as a writer, all you’ve focused on is the Craft of writing.
However, your writing is not the same thing as your business.
This book gives you a combination of career and writer/life advice to help you take that next step, and go from being merely a writer to being a professional, from someone who has had to learn all this the hard way.
Some of the topics discussed include:
The physicality of writing
What’s stopping you from writing
A Sword’s Poem – Available February 24th, 2015
Hikaru and her one true love Norihiko defy their families and kitsune (fox fairy) tradition by getting married.
However, an evil magician ambushes them on their first pilgrimage. He kills Norihiko, steals his soul, then re-forges it into a sword.
Hikaru seeks the sword, determined to break the curse and bring back her one true love, no matter the cost to herself or her family.
Set in Heian era Japan and composed of three books: The Making, The Breaking, and The Reforging.
Of Myst and Folly – available March 24th, 2015.
A post-apocalyptic fairy tale.
Bombs destroyed all the major cities of the world almost two centuries ago.
The bombs opened rifts. Magic and myst flowed into the world.
Electronic devices no longer work. Only simple mechanical devices. Man learned to farm again, in curving rows that myst can’t gather in.
For decades, the myst has gained strength slowly. Destroyed people, fields, villages a little at a time. Because the myst is scattered, unfocused.
When the myst finds its champion, will man survive?
Inspired by the short story, The Last Dancing Leaves.