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The Girl in Gold

The new Vox Swift mystery is up on Amazon!  The Girl in Gold is book 2 of the series and wow was it fun to revisit the world of Thornbury. I knew that I wanted to return to find out what Vox and Even and the others had been up to since the end of Thornbury Confidential. And I know that I will return again — book 3 is already brewing in the back of my mind. I was fortunate to have the help of the very talented Taryn Costello for the cover. She’s agreed to redesign the cover for Thornbury …Read more »

The Soul Thief sample — the prologue

  Prologue A wooden wagon filled with refuges from Breckenful creaked down a dirt path. One woman sat half a head taller than the others. She stared at the passing trees with tired eyes. Her face had streaks of soot where she’d pushed hair from her eyes with dirty fingers. She did so again and looked at her hand. Her fingernails were crusted with dark matter – probably some blood mixed in with the soot. In the early morning light it was hard to tell and for that the woman was thankful. A young girl on her right muttered something, …Read more »

The Soul Thief

I am beyond thrilled to be able to post here that the novel is done! Written, edited, polished, edited, polished, read, and published! Below is the cover image. I had the honor of working with a really talented artist named Megan Hutchison on the cover. She took my rough ideas and made them a reality. I started writing this story on April 14th, 2012, and I was scared to death. I had just recently admitted to myself that my dream was to be a writer. You know how people talk about deathbed regrets — that would have been my regret, that …Read more »

Teaka Mote: Thief, Soldier, Spy

The main character of The Soul Thief is Teaka Mote. She’s a former soldier and spy and currently working as a thief in the capital city of Tolount. Even though I played Indira as a character in World of Warcraft and Dungeons and Dragons, I made Teaka the main character of the novel. It was a conscious decision, (obviously) but at the time I wouldn’t have been able to tell you exactly why — it just felt right. I think I know why I did it now. Although I love Indira (and she’s a little too much like me), it …Read more »

Alien Race: The Vaal

The main character of The Earth Hypothesis is a Vaal. They are medium height, reptilian humaniods. Their heads are vaguely triangular and they have fleshy spikes along their jawline. When I began writing the novella, I knew that the main character was an alien to Earth. I knew that she could not breathe in our atmosphere, but I didn’t know anything else. When the main character, Jhilly, got back to her ship I realized I needed to know what kind of creature and well as what kind of person Jhilly was. The bellicose nature of the Vaal seemed like a …Read more »

The Earth Hypothesis

I’ve been working on a science fiction piece — a novella — called “The Earth Hypothesis”. It’s been taking my time for months now, but I’ve truly enjoyed the journey. I was inspired (spoiler alert!) by reading an article about gorillas in the wild disarming poachers’ traps. It captured my imagination, and I turned the idea over and over in my head. One day, while I was walking, a character popped into my head. She was a scientist, and a visitor to our world. I had to decide about 8 million things about Jhilly and the world she came from. Being …Read more »

Welcome to the Liliverse

I’ve written about it before, but I want to tell you a little more about the Liliverse. That’s my make-believe America where Hurricane Lili destroyed Houston and helped make the world vegan. It’s a simple idea really and a plausible one, too. What will motivate people to change? Personal experience. For President Thompson, my fictional president, it’s having a city he loves be torn apart by a super storm. It’s possibly a sad commentary that a politician would need a personal event to help him or her make a change for the greater good, but it’s just the plain truth. …Read more »

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