To make this easer on you (and me!) I’m going to list all my WIPs here and if there is one (or more) you would like to read as I write it, then email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Beta-Reader” and then tell me what you’d like to be kept up on in the email. The responsibilities of a beta-reader include, but are not limited to, a) pestering me when I lag, b) giving me general feedback on a chapter, and c) fangirling when appropriate (to keep morale up, of course!)
Paper Crowns (FINISHED) ” Once upon a time, there stood a small house in the middle of the woods and in the house, there lived a girl.” That’s how I would begin it. My autobiography, I mean. If I was ever tempted to write an autobiography. Which I’m not. Ginger has always lived a sheltered life, with only her aunt Malgarel and her blue-furred cat Halcyon to keep her company. It’s a quiet, contented life, even if she’s never allowed to go anywhere alone…until one day she sees a strange, colorless man in the city. And her paper airplane flies around her room and won’t come down. And she overhears a strange conversation between her aunt and Someone. What follows is an unexpected journey in which she meets a wysling, a magical baker, a Forest, and a hyinen who may or may not be on her side as she does what she’s always been intended to do – de-throne the usurping Winter Queen and take back the throne that belongs to her.
Paper Hearts -(Sequel to Paper Crowns) When Rooney barters her way into an apprenticeship with the wysling Azrael, she gets more than she bargained for. The front door has a bad attitude. The marionette’s is worse. Worst of all is Azrael himself. He’s heartless, aggravating, condescending, and cursed – and Rooney can’t stand him. When Ginger, the faerie queen, comes to Azrael asking him to help her find the lost prince Orion, he and Rooney are pulled into a search for a missing wysling while, on the side, Rooney tries to find a way to undo Azrael’s curse. It doesn’t sound easy, and it’s a whole lot harder than it sounds.
This Mortal Coil – when Skata, bent on revenge for the vampire who destroyed his life, finds himself in the backwater South Carolina town of Grace, he realizes he’s landed in a soon-to-be war zone between a horde of Malevolent vampires and the innocent (and not-so-innocent) citizens. The players in the brewing battle include Angel, a vampire with a dark secret; Cassis, a half-breed dhamphir; Rukiel, a seemingly omniscient shape-shifter; Gideon and Jackson Montgomery, two very different vampire brothers; Dean Castle, a pastor with a shotgun; and a host of others. It’s an uncertain, shattering adventure that will kill some – and save others.
Genre: Urban Fantasy/Young Adult
Natural Disasters – Nobody new ever moves into the town of Polemos Hill. So when three mysterious siblings arrive, everyone notices – including December Holloway, a waitress at the town grill. Strange things begin to happen as soon as they show up, things she can’t ignore; and with the arrival of an unexpected fourth sibling comes a shocking new set of events that leads to a difficult question – what are the Morgans? Are they even human? And more importantly, are they friends, or are they the enemy?
Genre: Fantasy/Young Adult