Postcards from NeoTokyo Series
A series of connected short stories and novellas, the Postcards from NeoTokyo series takes place in the cyberpunk future of NeoTokyo. The first two stories, Memory & Desire and Out of the Dead Lands, follow the adventures of Jennifer Yanchez, a private-eye working on getting her life together even as she works a case. Will appeal to fans of hard-boiled noir, kick-ass lesbian protagonists, and cyberpunk dystopias.
BOOKS I’M QUERYING
Please note that the manuscripts I’m querying are complete and have not been previously published in any form. They are unrelated to my self-published works above.
Love Songs for the Robot Apocalypse
Currently Querying! A queer YA sci-fi romance, Love Songs for the Robot Apocalypse is The Terminator as told by John Greene, or Battle Angel Alita crossed with Aristotle & Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. It’s a coming of age lesbian romance set in 1995 with small-town football, punk-rock mixed tapes, and a mysterious freedom fighter from the future … I am currently querying literary agents seeking representation for Love Songs. If you are an agent interested in seeing a full or partial manuscript, I’d love to hear from you!
Currently Querying! One hundred years ago, the Gods were killed. The evil Dragon Gornd returned from centuries of exile to slaughter the other Gods who had imprisoned them at the dawn of time. He exterminated the elves, toppled the human kingdoms, and drove the dwarves into hiding. For the last one hundred years, he and his followers have ruled the Five Fold Realms while all other peoples have struggled to survive under the harsh draconian rule. There has been no magic, no kings, no Gods other than the Dragon. But now, on the fringes of Gornd’s Empire, something is changing. A half-orc warrior has received a vision. A young boy has found ancient scrolls. And a dwarf, determined to follow pleasure and distraction wherever it leads, finds himself unable to escape the call of fate … Dragon’s Curse is epic fantasy in the tradition of Patrick Rothfus or Tad Williams, only with race and LGBTQ characters interwoven into the world. As a former medieval studies major, I bring a deep understanding of history, societies, and medieval literature into my characters and world-building. I am currently querying literary agents seeking representation for Dragon’s Curse. If you are an agent interested in seeing a full or partial manuscript, I’d love to hear from you!
The Sword of Embers
A fantasy book for “struggling readers” age 9+ reading on a 500 Lexile (1-2 grade) level.
Flaire is a young wood elf who longs to be a ranger, like his mom. But when he and his friend overhear a high elf general plotting to find the lost Sword of Embers and destroy the wood elves, will Flaire become a hero and save the day — or will his sister and her ice dragon have to come to his rescue? Book 1 of a 10 book series.
My “Target Audience” is kids who like their parents reading Percy Jackson, Harry Potter, or The Hobbit out loud to them, but they aren’t up for reading that complexity on their own. I’m aiming for that level of PG action — there’s no REAL violence, but the bad guy holds a sword to someone’s neck at one point, so there’s action and adventure, “not just friendship” and “misunderstandings.” No talking animals or cute fairies, so it hopefully reads like My First Tad Williams or A Beginner’s Guide to High Fantasy. It’s a “chapter book” but ony 10,000 words total, with chapters around 800-1,000 words each.
Book 2, The Sword of Frost is finished and in the process of being edited, and I’ve started book 3. With a little luck, The entire series should be finished by the end of 2021.
PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED BOOKS
The Legend of Ragnar Lothbrok
Available now on Amazon