Currently, I have two major projects:

THE HOLLOW FOREST (YA contemporary fantasy, accepted for Pitchwars 2018)

Ten years ago, Sarah lost her mother to suicide on Halloween. After her father sealed the tragedy behind a locked door, sixteen year-old Sarah no longer considers her father’s house her home. She seeks refuge in the ancient forests of Silver Hollow, the place her mother loved most. She has no idea those woods drove her mother to her death.

When a chill October wind lures Sarah into the forest, she discovers a labyrinth of glimmering glass trees—and a spectral woman haunting the forest’s depths. She resembles her mother so closely Sarah’s sure she’s losing her mind until an enchanting Nunnehi named Tsula emerges to warn her. On Halloween, the Wild Hunt will ride, and both Sarah and her mother’s ghost are their prey.

But as Halloween approaches, Sarah’s longing for Tsula and the call of the forest become impossible to ignore. The barrier between the worlds of the living and the dead is growing thin, and Sarah is running out of time. She’s determined not to lose her mother again, but the days are growing darker, and the wind is rising. The Hunt will ride, and when they do, any mortal wearing Death’s mark has more than just their life to lose.

Status: tentatively shelved for revising.

A MURDER OF ANGELS (YA contemporary fantasy)

Born into the Watchers, a fugitive group of Nephilim, seventeen-year-old Alex has no hope of a normal life. Marked a prized target by enemy Hunters, she’s forced to live in isolation, far from the only family she’s ever known. But just as she decides to give herself up, a chance meeting in a graveyard changes everything.

Though human contact is forbidden to Watchers, kind, funny trans boy Connor revives a spark of hope in Alex. His friendship reminds her what she’s fighting for—just in time for Alex to face her biggest threat. The Watchers are under attack, and Tristan, the vicious and manipulative leader of the enemy Hunters, steals Connor away.

Alex’s only option is to grind her fledgling hope under her heel and embark on a suicide mission. What Tristan really wants is Alex–his lost sister–and he will kill anyone who gets in his way. It’s a test of wills between the estranged siblings, and the angel lurking beneath Alex’s skin will burn up her soul before allowing Tristan to win his unholy war.

A MURDER OF ANGELS is a YA contemporary fantasy, complete at 110,000 words. With its monstrous interpretation of Nephilim lore and dark atmosphere, my novel will appeal to fans of Brenna Yovanoff and Emily A. Duncan.

Status: currently revising.


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