I am a fantasy and science fiction author living in South Carolina. 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 first book of short stories called Becoming the Story represents my first foray into science fiction, but I still enjoy the infinite freedom of fantasy.
My newest published novel is titled 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.
Another novel I published is Paw. It is 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 about to publish the sequel, Prowl.
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.
As for my “real life,” I recently moved from Florida to South Carolina. I brought with me a tiny panther named “Miss Percy” — short for “Persephone,” the Greek goddess of spring. But she would argue that she rules over all the seasons, a claim I dare not dispute.
I now live in a town called Rock Hill — a name that makes me imagine a quiet, crumbly mountain. The fantasy writer in me loves that. I have not, however, counted many hills around here and the number of rocks is decidedly average.
Good thing I have an imagination.