My Writing

Chain-breaking fiction: Tales of identity, purpose, and supernatural power

Acrux – brightest star in Crux Court and a sliver moon

Current WIP – Castle of Sand (Working Title)

For NaNoWriMo this year I began a novel that I’d describe as a bridge between the two fantasy series I have begun. Using a character from Siren Crux and beginning in the setting (Europe-Spain, Wales, Scotland) of The Patterner’s Choice – though much earlier (1700s instead of 2000s) I’m writing the story of Santes Castillo and his pursuit of purpose and love. Traveling from Spain to Wales and then to Scotland, Santes confronts his past and learns not only to control and use his Gift, but also the meaning of purpose, mission, love, and loyalty.

I’m currently @ about 53,000 words of around 95,000. The novel explains much of the lore and backstory of the two series without revealing spoilers.

On Query – Siren Crux (Working Title)

Siren Crux is planned to be book 1 of the Hidden Path Series. It is related and concurrent with my Pattern Series (discussed below). Set in the world created by the Patterner and his Chosen two years before the raising of the Veil, it is populated by the beings of power (those with faerie blood) who chose to go there rather than be confined behind the Veil. Eile consists of 7 Courts of varied geography, economy, and ideas concerning the treatment of the lesser fae and humans.

In Siren Crux a girl with an unknown past discovers her true identity and steps into her hidden power.

Take a Journey with me… to Scotland. Free story ahead!

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So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith.

Galatians 3:26 NIV

 It is through him that we live and function and have our identity; just as your own poets have said, ‘Our lineage comes from him.’

Acts 17:28 The Passion Translation

Other completed novels:

The Patterner’s Choice: a Scottish fantasy

Sixteen-year-old Rowan wins a contest. The grand prize: an all-expenses-paid study trip to Scotland. Her lifelong infatuation with the country of her birth soon to be satisfied, she says farewell to her parents and younger sister. But discovering her heritage is more involved than she thought and somehow intertwined with the silver-haired boy straight out of her dreams.

Birk is on a mission. Straightforward. Simple. Find the girl of the prophecy. Turn her over to the Unseelie Queen. The arrival of the fiery-haired lass from his vision destroyed his protective veneer. He finds himself wanting to hide her away, protect her, comfort her. But he’s dangerous and being near him could mean her death, so he tries to push her away. When events shove them together, can her latent power rouse his to give them a chance at survival?

To make wise choices you must be equipped. The following verse has always been special to me. I’d like to share it with you.

10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

Ephesians 6:10-17