City of Wind, Dance of Steel, Duel of Fire, fantasy, King of Mist, Night of Flame, Steel and Fire, Young Adult

Cover Reveal: Steel and Fire Books 1-3 Box Set

Hey everyone! I have something fun to show you! I recently put together an ebook box set of the first three books in my Steel and Fire YA fantasy series. I decided to commission a new character-based cover to give the set a fresh look. Here's what Deranged Doctor Design came up with for Dara… Continue reading Cover Reveal: Steel and Fire Books 1-3 Box Set

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Wake Me After the Apocalypse

I'm very excited to announce the launch of my 13th novel! Wake Me After the Apocalypse is a young adult science fiction adventure. Think Passengers meets Deep Impact with a little bit of The Martian thrown in. It's a little different from my recent books. Looking forward to hearing what you think! Get the ebook and paperback on Amazon or read it for… Continue reading Wake Me After the Apocalypse

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On naming and renaming

It has been nearly two weeks since the launch of The Spy in the Silver Palace, my new YA fantasy adventure about a girl who can change her appearance. Today I want to tell the story of how I almost gave the main character the wrong name. I don't have a particularly scientific method for coming… Continue reading On naming and renaming

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Dance of Steel is live!

I'm happy to announce that Book 3 in the Steel and Fire series is out on Kindle this week! Dance of Steel features sword AND knife fighting, plenty of magic, dangerous new enemies, and an epic journey through the Lands Below. I can't wait for you to read Dara and Siv's next adventure! Get it on Kindle here.… Continue reading Dance of Steel is live!

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The second book in the Steel and Fire series is out now! Dara and Siv's adventures continue in King of Mist, an action-packed fantasy adventure set in the mountaintop kingdom of Vertigon. If you haven't read Book 1 yet, find it in ebook and paperback, or read it for FREE on Kindle Unlimited. Here's the blurb for… Continue reading KING OF MIST!

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The Complete Seabound Trilogy Box Set

I recently compiled the Seabound trilogy into a convenient box set for Kindle. It includes all of Esther's adventures (Seabound, Seaswept, and Seafled) but not the prequel, Burnt Sea. It will be on sale for under $5 until Sunday. Tell your friends!   In other news, I'm gearing up to launch my brand new fantasy series. The cover… Continue reading The Complete Seabound Trilogy Box Set


Seabound Book Club (plus a video!)

Hey guys. I'm back in Hong Kong after spending four weeks in Arizona for the holidays. During my last week there I got to visit two schools to talk about being a writer and then participated in a local book club's discussion of Seabound! Full disclosure: it was my mom's book club (she's on the left with the… Continue reading Seabound Book Club (plus a video!)