“The story I am writing exists, written in absolutely perfect fashion, some place, in the air. All I must do is find it and copy it”~Jules Renard,(“Diary” – February, 1895)
I write Young Adult novels with crossover audience appeal that range from Gothic-inspired romance, to psychological thrillers, to urban fantasy to contemporary. What connects them is their focus on the intense emotions that accompany late adolescence, especially when making the transition to adulthood.
~STAND ALONE STORIES~
All seventeen-year-old composer Ien Montgomery desires is an escape from his family's rigid expectations for his life; someone to inspire his music. When he meets a beautiful violin-prodigy, Kiera McDougal, his life music takes on new life. With her, he imagines a future outside of his parents’ control. That is, until a horrible accident tears them apart.
Sent to die in a sanatorium, Ien’s obsession for Kiera grows unbearable. Tortured by thoughts he can’t escape and the truth of his monstrous disfigurement, he flees, desperate to exact revenge on the people that ruined his life – his parents. But, vengeance is empty. Betrayed by those closest to him, Ien discovers that the price for his happiness may be his sanity.
Set amidst the landscape of New York's Gilded Age, and inspired by Phantom of the Opera, TRANSCEND exposes the fine line between love and madness.
"The writing is lyrical, beautiful. The story...intense and utterly unique" -- Ali Cross, Author of Become
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I've have really grown to love writing short stories. Some of my works appear in anthologies with other writers
Filled with short stories from several different genres, this anthology hosts a plethora of fantastical creatures and characters. The list of participating authors is an amazing one filled with award-winning and highly acclaimed storytellers, including Heather McCorkle, Elle Strauss, Karen Amanda Hooper, Anne Riley, Susan Kay Quinn, and so many more. All of the proceeds will go to fight illiteracy in the US.
My contribution, Enigma, is the story of Lorelei the Seer and a companion piece to the Requiem Series. Delve into the world of the Seers and learn more about her and her family.
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