Defender of Dragons
It is Alskan’s duty to capture and enslave the human/serpent hybrids known as dragons, and her success is unprecedented. That is, until the dragon Baldasarre steals the precious artifact with which she lures them. When her family is executed for its devastating loss, Alskan must either allow her vendetta to ensure the extinction of Baldasarre’s kind or submit to the radical teachings of an eccentric mentor, forgive the dragon, and free the oppressed race.
The “Holiday Spirit” just got terrifying.
As the year comes to its end and the frigid night hours reach their peak, the old tradition of winter ghost tales makes its return. Christmas ghosts, Solstice spirits, New Year’s phantoms, and even armies of killer snowmen haunt the pages of these stories of the supernatural.
Including my short story “Love Me, I Pray”.
Falling Through Stars
After crashing her dogsled into the frozen river, Ts’ellbah fears something is wrong, something deeper than the inexplicable new scar over her heart. She feels like a stranger in her own skin and struggles to remember her closest friends and family. At first, her clan is relieved that she survived the accident. But on a night when red spirit lights stain the sky like blood, Ts’ellbah suffers her first violent seizure and sees a vision in which a revered elder encounters a mythical monster and dies. When her announcement of the elder’s death proves correct, many are convinced something evil possessed her in the dark river. They believe she killed the old man and want to cast her out. Before they do, Ts’ellbah must persuade her people that their ancient enemies have indeed returned, that they are looking for something, and they’ll destroy the entire clan to find it.
Eagle Haven: Memoir of an Alaskan Childhood
First draft – 50% (stalled)
Untitled Defender of Dragons sequel
Word count: 76513 (goal 80000)
Other Publishing Credits
“Booty” Literary Society of West Jordan’s February 2021 writing contest winner
“Cinder” DragonComet Short Story Contest 2016 adult division 2nd place winner
Co-authored two articles published in the book A Gathering of Saints in Alaska
“Connection” poem published in Southern Virginia College “Paladin” newspaper
“Autumn” poem published in “The Friend” magazine