Stories of Magic and Intrigue
I write rich, colorful fiction--books stuffed with characters in the 19th century style. My work deals specifically with themes of redemption, coming of age, privilege, colonization, empire, sexual politics and theology. And when an intimate situation speaks to character or plot--and only then--I don't fade to black.
If you like modern writers like Jacqueline Carey and George R. R. Martin, and 19th century writers like Anthony Trollope and Charles Dickens, sample my work and see what you think. You'll find much to read right here on the site in all three of my series: An Intimate History of the Greater Kingdom, The Drifting Isle Chronicles and Scryer's Gulch.
Four short fairy tales, each one beloved by a different royal child...and one that may come close to the truth, fairy tale or no...
- "Little Snowflake": a Corrish tale of an abused queen who finds help and love in the forest
- "The Fisherman's Wife": a Kellish ghost story of a grieving wife who will not let her husband's spirit go
- "Winter's Girl": a Feather River Valley legend of a sassy girl who doesn't believe in the spirit world--or so she says
- "The Clever Boy": the tale of a handsome if red-haired boy too clever for his own good who challenges the very Gods