Fantasy Books

I’ve loved fantasy stories ever since I discovered the magical worlds of CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien as a child. Like fairy tales, fantasy offers the chance to confront evil, darkness, and grief vicariously through the characters, without the fear of meeting the same monsters in real life. I strive to write clean stories, but that doesn’t mean white-washed–the bad guys are bad, the good guys are flawed, and all of them occasionally do or say things I don’t personally approve of. I can’t promise happy endings, but I can offer stories marked by hope, the pursuit of virtue, and triumph over darkness. 

 TCO Book 1

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Dusk for Dreams (tentative title)

Status: Pre-planning.

Summary: Inspired by Little Red Riding Hood, this fairytale retelling follows an aristocrat’s daughter as she searches for her grandmother in the hope of finding a cure for a deadly disease threatening her sister. When Marielle risks both her father’s anger and the security of her own future by venturing into the forbidden forest, she expects to face danger at every turn. What she doesn’t anticipate is meeting a dashing prince who’s been cursed to live as a wolf from dusk to dawn, young man during the day. But there’s more to the prince’s curse than Marielle knows, and if she isn’t careful, she may find herself irrevocably ensnared in his cunning trap.

Darkness Rising (TCO Book 2)

Status: In early planning/ plot development.