This is my published oeuvre thus far. I’m a fantasy, romance, horror, and contemporary fiction author, and I also work on the occasional personal essay and creative nonfiction piece. Some works are published online for free, some you must shell out some bucks for! The order of listing is reverse chronology.
- Bother, an urban fantasy short shory. Available in Bull Spec, Issue #5.
You can purchase a year’s subscription to Bull Spec here for $15 + shipping and handling, or you can order Issue #5 on its own in either print or PDF forms. Or head over to my blog on its release for a full listing of stores you can find it at.
The apartment is taking dingy to a new level. Air quality is suffering. Trees keep falling down, and there are piles of refuse all over the neighborhood. Yet Jonah’s more concerned about his awesome day at work than he is about the dragon that’s taken up residence outside his home. His wife, Susan, isn’t so apathetic; she spends every waking moment with a vigilante force, trying to rid the district of the dreaded creature. Can they figure out what’s worth fighting for together, or will this couple be yet another casualty of the dragon?
- Maya’s Vacation, a sweet, contemporary romance novelette in all e-book formats.
Twenty-year-old Maya knew, as she watched Dean walk away from her front door, distraught at her silence and her father’s threats, that she would never love anyone with the intensity that she loved him. He was her painter, her artist, her soul mate and being apart from him hurt too much. She tucked those feelings away, determined to enjoy the safe and secure life her parents approved of: business school and a marriage to Chuck, a successful real estate agent.
Thirty years later, Chuck has cheated on and divorced her. But when he comes back, begging for reconciliation, Maya follows her intuition and takes a vacation to think it over. Her love of art, food, and wine combine at this retreat in the woods, and she prepares for a week of making new friends, tasting exquisite wines, and learning to paint again. What she hasn’t prepared for is the familiar voice she hears the first morning at camp . . . a voice that makes her skin tingle and brings back memories of who she used to be before Chuck. Has Maya buried her passion too deep to find love with Dean again?
- Apocalypse, a flash fiction, fantasy, poetic prose short story available for free at Yesteryear Fiction e-zine.
Corena has always known that she is different from her people. When the moment comes for her to face that difference–and possibly bring her world crashing down around her in the process–will she embrace it?
- The Trickster, a creative nonfiction piece published online at the Independent Weekly as part of their annual Dog Days of Summer 2010 issue.
Loki, our male, orange-striped tabby cat, was a trickster from Day 1, when we picked him out at the shelter. Follow his adventures as he makes our subdivision his home, winning hearts and chicken. When Loki disappears, will his trickster ways help him make it on its own?
- She Could Be Me, a horror short story published by Flashes in the Dark, a horror e-zine, for free.
Celia’s morning starts with an odd phone call from her husband overseas. On her way to a lunch date, she is caught in a thunderstorm and a lightning flash reveals a woman across the road who looks more familiar to Celia than she’s willing to admit. Celia begins seeing parts of herself everywhere she turns, ultimately ending in a Twilight Zone-esque realization.
- I Wish I Were a Packrat, a personal essay published on the Muffin Blog.
A fatal mistake is made in the exchange of one laptop for another.
- Last Complaint, a flash fiction, horror short story that took 3rd place in the WOW! Women on Writing Summer ’09 Flash Fiction contest. You’ll need to scroll about halfway down the page to find this story.
In a shady hotel, a woman with a penchant for complaining finds out that some service problems are better left alone.
- Additionally, I write columns on Glee and General Hospital on a regular basis at All My Writers and the General Hospital Fan Club under the Gourmez. I also contribute reviews on Durham-area restaurants and food events to Carpe Durham under the name MEZ.