My Alternate World — I write short and novel-length fiction, mostly fantasy, though I’ve dipped my pen into science fiction, paranormal romance, mystery, and lots of others.
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Recent Publications, Projects and Awards
My big project (the one that got me started writing) is the Gatekeeper series, featuring Kyer Halidan. Book One, Gatekeeper’s Key, was a finalist in the Colorado Gold Contest and the PNWA Writing Contest, and won the Fraser Valley Writers’ School competition. My podcast begins with this one.
My second novel in the Gatekeeper series, Gatekeeper’s Deception, was also a finalist in the Colorado Gold Contest. Part One, Deceiver, is available on Chirp, Google Play, Apple Books and many other audiobook platforms. It is featured in my podcast as well.
Deceived is Part Two of Gatekeeper’s Deception and my third novel in the Gatekeeper series. My podcast also features this title.
I’m currently working on the final book in the series, Gatekeeper’s Revelation.
I now have not one, but TWO audioshorts published. These have both been previously published in print, in publications you can find below. To Serve and Protect is available via Chirp and Apple Books.
This was a delightful surprise. My short story, He Had it Coming, was given Honorable Mention in the Writers of the Future contest. He Had it Coming features a character named Evan, who will eventually get her own novel. The story takes place in the same world as the Gatekeeper series, and the novel will feature a minor character who appears briefly in Chapter 6 of Gatekeeper’s Key.
My story, To Serve and Protect, appears in this anthology from Bundoran Press.
49th Parallels features stories of alternate Canadian histories and futures, in honour of Canada’s 150th birthday. It was nominated for an Aurora: Best Related Work.
Duchess Keeps Her Head is my foray into Romance. Who knew? It is published in Heart’s Kiss Magazine. See how many references to Lewis Carroll you can find in the story!
At my first VCon, I met some fabulous women who run Pulp Literature magazine. My friend Brenda Carre convinced me to enter their Raven Cover Art contest, (write a story based on the cover art) and, lo and behold, judge CC Humphreys saw fit to give me the win. That story, The Inner Light, came out in Spring 2015.
My short story The Pageant — A Battle Maiden’s Cunning Stunt is published in Electric Spec Magazine, Feb. 29th, 2012 Issue.
In 2010, my short story He Had It Coming was a finalist in the SiWC Writing Contest.
In 2011, my short story To Serve and Protect was a finalist in the SiWC Writing contest.