Fiction

Fiction

Published

Unrelenting

Co-written with Jessi Honard
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Here are the ISBNs, so you can order Unrelenting at your favorite indie bookstore or ask your local library to shelve it:

  • Hardcover: 978-1-956892-07-9
  • Paperback: 978-1-956892-06-2
  • ebook: 978-1-956892-08-6

Publication Date: April 19, 2022
Publisher: Not a Pipe Publishing

Genre: Fantasy (Contemporary)
Reader Age: Adult

Awards: Finalist (top 3), Book Pipeline Unpublished Manuscript 2020 Contest, Science-Fiction/Fantasy Category

Praise for Unrelenting

“A fast-paced, supernatural thriller that will keep you turning the pages long after you should have gone to sleep.”

DAN WELLS, NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR

“…brimming with twists that unravel into something far darker and more chilling.”

MICHAELA THORN, AUTHOR OF TOOTH AND CLAW

effortlessly blends supernatural fantasy and thriller into one cohesive, wholly accessible story.”

PETER MALONE ELLIOTT, PIPELINE MEDIA GROUP

“…a unique take on magic wrapped within a finely-crafted conspiracy.”

GEOFF HABIGER & COY KISSEE, AUTHORS OF WRATH OF THE FURY BLADE

“…a twisted but entertaining world of mystery and unexpected danger.”

HUGH FRITZ, AUTHOR OF THE MYSTIC RAMPAGE TRILOGY

“A thunderous debut with real heart. Epic powers, villains you’ll love to hate, and a plot that doesn’t stop.”

DAN EAVENSON, FANTASY BOOK OF THE MONTH PODCAST

popcorn action, buttery smooth prose, and delightfully mismatched characters.”

NEAL HOLTSCHULTE, AUTHOR OF CREW OF EXILES

A glowing symbol painted on a crumbling wall.
Sentient smoke that chokes and burns.
An ancient magic, long hidden from the world.

Bridget’s most important job has always been protecting her younger sister, Dahlia. But as adults, Dahlia pushes her away, determined to live her own life.

Then, Dahlia vanishes. When her car is found submerged in the river, the authorities tell Bridget to prepare for the worst. Nine months later, everyone has given up hope.

Everyone except Bridget.

When a former classmate of Dahlia’s comes forward with a new lead, Bridget takes matters into her own hands. She ignores the dismissive detective’s warnings and launches her own amateur investigation.

The search leads her to something far more sinister than a typical missing persons case—a carefully-guarded plot tied to powerful, age-old magic. To uncover the truth of what happened to her sister, Bridget must confront this dangerous world, even if it means putting her own life on the line.

Learn more at unrelentingbook.com.

Stories I’m Writing

Flightless

Genre: Fantasy (Secondary World)
Reader Age: Adult

Awards: Finalist, 2021 Futurescapes Award for Most Promising New Writer

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 for their lives. 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.

Stories I’m Revising

The Gates of Dumal

Genre: Fantasy (Secondary World)
Reader Age: Adult

As magic evaporates, all that stands between life and total annihilation is the Walkers. Only the Walkers are being systematically destroyed.

Aiden Walker’s research suggests the long-lost Gates of Dumal have the power to restore the Balance, but he doesn’t know where they are. Even worse, the only companions who can assist him are being drawn into war by the destructive machinations of the king.

Aiden must confront his very self-identity and the most painful aspects of his past as he assembles a rag-tag party to find the mythic Gates. And he must succeed before his nation — and maybe the entire world — is destroyed.

Renaissance

Genre: Fantasy (Contemporary)
Reader Age: Middle Grade

What began as Gabe’s ordinary trip to the Renaissance Festival becomes something else entirely.

Venturing through the grounds, 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.

Gabe must navigate this strange parallel world — and his own self-doubt — to conquer his fears and return to his family.

Stories I’m Drafting

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 then the Removers take notice.