Fiction

Fiction

Stories I’m Querying

Unrelenting

Genre: Fantasy (Contemporary)
Reader Age: Adult

Awards: Finalist, Book Pipeline Unpublished 2020 Contest, Science-Fiction/Fantasy Category

Bridget’s sister is missing and everyone has given up hope.

Everyone except Bridget.

Determined to take matters into her own hands, she begins a desperate search for answers among the misty streets of Cleveland, Ohio.

What she finds points to something far more ominous than a missing person’s case. Bridget is caught up in an unpredictable world of ancient magic and sinister secrets, hidden in plain sight.

To find her sister, Bridget must adapt to this new reality, team up with an unlikely companion, and forge an uneasy truce with supernatural beings before it’s too late.

This up-and-coming contemporary fantasy novel is co-written with Jessi Honard.

Learn more at thegrigoribooks.com.

Stories I’m Revising

The Gates of Dumal

Genre: Fantasy (Secondary World)
Reader Age: Adult

As magic evaporates and leaves the Balance dangerously skewed, all that stands between the Warded Kingdoms and total annihilation is the Walkers.

Only the Walkers are being systematically destroyed.

Aiden Walker has performed research, which suggests the long-lost and enigmatic Gates of Dumal, have the power to restore the Balance.

Unfortunately, he doesn’t know where they are.

What’s worse, the only companions who could help him find them while escaping the destructive machinations of the King of Tobil, are going to be tough to convince.

Can Aiden assemble a party and travel across the dangerous land of Tobil to find the mythic Gates? And can he do it in time to save humanity?

Renaissance

Genre: Fantasy (Contemporary)
Reader Age: Middle Grade

What began as an ordinary trip to the Renaissance Festival for Gabe becomes something else entirely.

Wandering into the grounds, venturing farther from his mother and sister, he discovers a strange archway.

It transports him to an alternate version of the festival… this one with real knights, dragons, and danger.

Can he navigate this strange parallel world — and his own self-doubt — to conquer his fears and return to his family?

Stories I’m Writing

Flightless

Genre: Fantasy (Secondary World)
Reader Age: Adult

Riff is a disgraced, low-class thief.

He believes he can gain the wealth and privilege he deserves if he can weasel his way back into the elite, upper-class thieves guild he belonged to as a youth. When he’s offered a rare, lucrative job to steal an artifact and re-enter the guild, there’s no question he’ll take it. But as his crewmates grow skittish, and several of his usuals refuse to join the operation, Riff wonders what they know that he doesn’t.

As his crew prepares, they face sabotage and betrayal, realizing the job is a trap. The only way out is forward, because the artifact is their sole bargaining chip. Riff must discover how far he’s willing to go to improve his own station and confront his personal ambitions. This job has the potential to fulfill all his dreams… or get him executed without so much as a trial.

Unmasked

Genre: Science Fiction / Horror
Reader Age: Adult

Today was the last day Helene would ever feel sad.

And strangely, the thought filled her with… sadness.

Fortunately, society has perfected the science of Erratic Mental State (EMS) Removal, so that people may thrive unencumbered by the plague that is the full spectrum of emotions.

At first, Helene’s Removal goes well. With her depression cast aside, she is set up for the success she has sought for so long.

But as the weeks stretch on, cracks begin to form in her behavior, and the Removers take notice.

And it’s never good when the Removers notice.