Completed Projects

Title: WinterSoul
Genre: YA Fairytale Retelling
Word Count: 70,000

17-year-old Akira Tanaka isn’t your typical Russian girl. Sure, she dances ballet, but only to hone her Japanese sword-fighting skills, and she wouldn’t be caught dead in stilettos. With her sights set on an upcoming kenjutsu tournament that could be her ticket out of St. Petersburg, the last thing she needs is a distraction. Then she meets the mysterious Dmitri, who not only wants to be a part of her future, but knows entirely too much about her past.

Up until now, Akira never paid much attention to her grandfather’s ridiculous claim that he had offered up her soul to the Russian fairytale villain Kaschey the Deathless. But while Akira juggles her secret relationship with Dmitri and a kenjutsu championship that is quickly slipping out of reach, a serial killer has begun to terrorize western Russia, and the murder scenes bear a chilling resemblance to her grandfather’s stories.

As the murderer closes in on the people surrounding Akira, she finds herself on the verge of losing everything—and everyone—she’s ever cared about. Now it’s up to Akira to stop the killer, but this time it will take more than a deal with the devil to save the people she loves.

Title: Blown Away
Genre: YA Fantasy
Word Count: 84,000

Eighteen-year-old West has only one rule in life: keep moving forward. The arrow tattooed on her finger is a daily reminder to focus her sights on graduation, when she can leave her hometown of Savannah and her creepy-ass stepfather far behind. On graduation day, West’s dream of moving to California for college is finally within reach, until a brewing storm and her stepfather make it clear they have no intention of letting her go. After West shoots him in self-defense, she steps straight into the hurricane, expecting to put an end to her misery. Instead she finds herself in a parallel world where evil doesn’t exist.

Until now.

Fennwick Stonemason has been lingering in a castle tower for weeks, awaiting his punishment for committing the first crime in living memory: stealing a loaf of bread. When the king is suddenly murdered in cold blood and the rest of the kingdom erupts in chaos, Fenn comes to the queen's rescue, convincing her that he is just the champion she needs. Despite his protests, Fenn finds himself on a quest to the Mistress of the Blue Mountains, in the hopes she might be able to explain what -- or who -- broke the spell she cast to banish evil centuries ago.

When West and Fenn cross paths on their search for answers, they learn just how much evil has been festering below the surface. Ancient creatures once believed extinct have returned, and the long-suppressed evil in people is back with a vengeance. West knows better than to trust Fenn, but the closer they get to the truth, the harder it is to keep their distance from each other. And while Fenn will do almost anything to restore peace to his land, West soon finds herself with an impossible choice: stay and face the monsters she awakened, or return to face the demons she left behind.

Title: Reinventing Dorothy Weil
Genre: YA Contemporary
Word Count: 65,000

Sixteen-year-old Dorothy Weil knows there’s something worse than being seen as a loser: not being seen at all. Her social anxiety makes it nearly impossible to make friends, and her dad doesn’t even ask her opinion when he decides to take a six-month sabbatical in London. But when her therapist suggests that she use the opportunity to reinvent herself, something inside of Dorothy clicks.

In London, Dorothy introduces herself as Kenzie, the name of the most popular girl in school back home. And somehow, pretending to be Kenzie allows Dorothy to become the person she’s always wanted to be. Then her dad decides to mentor a freshman at the university, Jonathon North, and it’s as if he can see right through Kenzie’s shiny exterior to the dull girl underneath. Even worse, Dorothy finds herself caring what Jonathon thinks.

When Dorothy is caught in a violent protest, her father sends Jonathon to her rescue. But when the tables turn and Dorothy ends up saving Jonathon, she unintentionally exposes her true self in the process. Now she must choose between the good opinion of everyone she’s worked so hard to fool and the one opinion that really matters: her own.

Title: Forever Friday
Genre: YA Paranormal
Word Count: 85,000

Friday Anderson’s life is over. She just doesn’t know it yet.

Seventeen-year-old Friday wakes up from a car accident to find her cancer mysteriously cured. Everyone calls it a miracle, but now that her mother is gone and she’s being forced to move to a tiny Montana town, it feels way more like a curse. Her only hope of moving on is earning enough money for college, so when an ad appears in the paper for a job assisting a rock band, Friday jumps at the opportunity.

Hanging out with the gorgeous guitarist certainly beats baling hay, but there’s something odd about the four young musicians, who spend more time bickering than practicing. When Friday overhears them discussing a plan to move to New York - and take Friday with them - she finally confronts the band members and learns the truth: they are Athanatos, immortals trapped somewhere between life and death. Not only is Friday one of them, she’s the only immortal who can kill another, making her the one weapon capable of ending the world’s oldest blood feud.

Now Friday has a choice: confront the people hunting her down and risk the lives of the mortals she loves, or run and leave anything resembling a normal life behind. Between magic rings, ancient curses, and the fact that Friday’s going to have to live with the same haircut for the rest of her life, it’s definitely going to take some time getting used to this whole “undead” thing.

Forever should just about do it.