Writing

In December of 2014, I received the best Christmas present ever: an agent wanting to work with me. I am represented by Marlene Stringer of Stringer Literary Agency. Below you will find some of my recent writing projects, both completed and in progress.

Books:

MACHINATIONS (Adult Sci-fi)
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🌟 AN AMAZON BEST SCI-FI & FANTASY BOOK OF 2016
🌟 AN AMAZON BEST SCI-FI & FANTASY BOOK OF THE MONTH, July 2016

Perfect for fans of Robopocalypse, this action-packed science-fiction debut introduces a chilling future and an unforgettable heroine with a powerful role to play in the battle for humanity’s survival.
 
The machines have risen, but not out of malice. They were simply following a command: to stop the endless wars that have plagued the world throughout history. Their solution was perfectly logical. To end the fighting, they decided to end the human race.

A potent symbol of the resistance, Rhona Long has served on the front lines of the conflict since the first Machinations began—until she is killed during a rescue mission gone wrong. Now Rhona awakens to find herself transported to a new body, complete with her DNA, her personality, even her memories. She is a clone . . . of herself.

Trapped in the shadow of the life she once knew, the reincarnated Rhona must find her place among old friends and newfound enemies—and quickly. For the machines are inching closer to exterminating humans for good. And only Rhona, whoever she is now, can save them.

Publication date: July 26, 2016 (Random House/Hydra)

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COUNTERPART (Machinations, #2)

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🌟 AN AMAZON BEST SCI-FI & FANTASY BOOK OF THE MONTH, October 2016

The high-intensity sci-fi thriller series that began with Machinations continues as reincarnated insurgent Rhona Long faces off against the one enemy she can’t outwit: her own clone.

The machines believed their extermination of the human race would be over as quickly as it began. They were wrong. As the war against extinction intensifies, people are beginning to gain the upper hand.

Commander Rhona Long understands survival better than most. Killed in combat, she was brought back to life using her DNA, and she’s forged a new, even more powerful identity. Now the leader of the resistance, she’s determined to ensure the machines are shut down for good.

But victory is elusive. The machines have a new technology designed to overcome humanity’s most advanced weaponry. Despite Rhona’s peacekeeping efforts, former nations are feuding over resources as old power struggles resurface. Worse, someone inside the resistance is sabotaging the human cause—someone who, from all appearances, seems to be Rhona . . . or her exact replica.

Publication date: October 11, 2016 (Random House/Hydra)

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CORKSCREWED (Western Fantasy)

Kansas, 1873. Infamous outlaw Almena Guillory’s power to affect injuries with a touch brings straight-shooting lawman Apostle Richardson into her debt. Together, the pair must take down a rival gang riding under her name before Apostle loses more than just his badge, and Almena her neck.

Completed.

SHADOWS AT THE WRIST (Dark historical fantasy)

Massachusetts Bay, 1694. When a devil comes for her soul, Clarity Hollis flees to the woods, ultimately losing her hands to frostbite. In an effort to move on, she relocates to Salem, but soon runs afoul of Salem’s dangerous politics while trying to battle the creature still hunting her. A retelling of the Grimm fairytale, “The Girl Without Hands.”

On hold.

A BEAR GORGED ON SORROW (Historical Fantasy)

A bitter Lappish queen curses a Viking prince to become a bear after he rejects her advances for the love of a female runemaster. A reimagining of the Norse tale of Bera and Bjorn, set during the Christianization of Denmark.

On hold.


Short Fiction:

“A Clear Line Marks the Soul” (Sci-fi, 3k): After learning her boyfriend sold his soul to science before they started dating, a woman grows obsessed with the authenticity of their relationship, and pursues an unusual solution to the problem. Currently seeking publication.


Poetry:

“Cinderella Comes Out of Egypt” – Calaveras Station Literary Journal, 2014

“On the Reservation” – Calaveras Station Literary Journal, 2015