I am a fantasy and science fiction author living in Florida. I have the imagination of a ten year old, which is why I write fantasy novels, but I have the knowledge of an adult who loves to read, which allows me to write science fiction.
My inner ten year old and I have written three novels, numerous short stories, and a lot of blog posts. My book of short stories called Becoming the Story represents my first foray into science fiction, but I still enjoy the infinite freedom of fantasy. In my other two collections Remembering the Future and The Age of Erring, I immersed myself in the tropes of science fiction and made them my own. I sometimes enjoying hybridizing the two genres in the same story.
My newest published novel is titled Paw. The story is about a female slave, a member of an intelligent cat species, who struggles to survive and escape the hardships of a desert mining camp. It is the first of a three-part series called The Bastis Archives and I am currently working on the sequel.
My other published novel, Thief of Hades, is based on the Greek myth of the underworld ferryman Charon. Charon is an unsung hero in Greek mythology, but to his credit, a moon of Pluto got named after him. If he was important enough to be a moon, I thought he should have his own novel. Beyond fiction I have also written an e-book on rediscovering creativity in writing called A Trail of Crumbs to Creative Freedom.
In the coming months, I will be releasing my sequels to Paw and a novel called The Ghosts of Chimera, a psychological fantasy about a troubled 13 year old boy who is drawn into another world in a search for the ghost of his younger brother.
As for my “real life,” I moved to Florida from South Carolina over three years ago, and have been absorbing the environment as inspiration for my fiction. I also have a cat with a soft belly and tufted ears who rules my life but, little does she know, a mutiny is coming soon.
Follow my blog, and I will tell you how it goes.