“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.” —Madeleine L’Engle
Completed First Draft - Middle Grade Fantasy
Evie and the Boy from the Sea
When 11-year-old misfit Evie climbs her favorite hollow driftwood tree, she finds a trapped merboy named Miko - and a passage to Mercada, a magical oceanic world. With the aid of a vegetarian tiger, a delusional turkey, and a mysterious lady with magical wigs, Evie must help Miko survive the Seven Challenges and find her own unique magic.
This 52,000 word middle grade fantasy is a modern fairytale for anyone who has ever felt like a misfit, in the vein of Chris Colfer’s The Land of Stories with the unexpected twists and turns of Labyrinth.
Completed and Edited - Middle Grade Fantasy
Jaren Silverwing and the Darkest Spell
A wily 13 yo street fairy with a price on his head discovers a cruel spell the Seelies used to imprison his people's living spirits. Risking life and wing, he infiltrates the King’s prison world to liberate a refugee queen and free the souls of his people.
This upper middle grade fantasy will appeal to readers of dark, adventurous fantasies and fans of J.A. White, Jonathan Auxier, and Rick Riordan.
Completed First Draft - Young Adult Fantasy
Guardians of Earth and Sky
In a world flooded by rising oceans, young Saiya dug herself out of a sandy grave with an egg, a sword, and no memories.
Across the sea, fiery Aeralen – a winged Aviyon – was ripped away from her twin brother and sold as a child slave to the spoiled Immortal Prince.
Six years later, Saiya and Aeralen’s destinies collide as they search for their families and the truth as they fight the cruel designs of the ruthless Prince in this duel POV fantasy.
Work-in-Progress - Middle Grade Fantasy
Nix in the Underworld
All 12-year-old Nix wants is for her mother, Persephone, to stay with her in the Underworld forever. But her pomegranate-infused plot falters when her father, Hades, disappears. Can Nix and her sneaky cousin Hermes solve the mystery of her father's disappearance and save the Underworld from a fate worse than death?