Current Projects

If there’s a book you really want to read,
but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.

-Toni Morrison

 

I’ve written many stories, over two million words so far.
Some are contemporary adult and young adult,
but now I’m working more on horror and thrillers.
These are the ones I’m concentrating on.

************************

Shallow Depths – a horror novella – to be released late fall

Determined to fix their troubled marriage, Cat and Leif purchase a summer home on an idyllic lake, hours away from their hectic city life. While Leif is working, Cat keeps busy by spending time in the water or visiting with new friends who warn her about the urban legends of the lake. Curious, Cat digs for more information, discovering a trio of mysterious deaths a century ago, and a woman who claimed the weeds to be responsible.

One drunken night, she makes a horrible mistake, widening the fissure in their marriage. Trying to figure out where it all went wrong, Cat finds comfort in the water. But soon the betrayer turns into the betrayed as Cat slowly learns the truth about that night, and the weeds once again seek justice for the one who was wronged.

************************

Black Diamond Dogs – a thriller that takes place in Brazil

On a volunteer trip to Guatemala, Cody Johnson is ducted by Rayssa Cardosa—head of a Brazilian dog-fighting ring, daughter of a cocaine cartel leader, and all-around psycho. Now stuck in the middle of a secured compound in the Amazon rainforest, he must play Rayssa’s game or risk getting thrown to the piranha.

************************

House of Desire – a horror novel

The House of Desire is the place where all your fantasies come true, but behind the walls, a darkness lives.

Ever since Walt Marceline took Lillian Dray’s aging body and transformed her into a twenty-four-year-old beauty, she has been his faithful servant. For nine years she’s worked as his assistant at the House of Desire, the princess-themed brothel located in a castle in the hills of southern Nevada.

Lil seems to have it all, a great job, the attention and love of Walt, and her behind-the-scenes girlfriend, Ariel, but after the arrival of a new girl, Lil starts to see an increasingly violent side of Walt. When she finally realizes the truth about what’s going on, it might be too late to save herself and the one she loves.

************************

And here’s a few of my shelved YA stories that I hope someday to return to.

Varying Degrees of Blame, a contemporary young adult novel

Two foster kids. Two messed up lives. What it takes to make it right.

************************

The Proper Way to Say Goodbye, a contemporary young adult novel

When Chloe starts college, she keeps her true self hidden. Nobody knows that she is gay, or that her brother killed himself a month before school started. But when she discovers the shocking truth behind her brother’s suicide, she begins to realize that hiding your secrets only leads to more pain.

************************

Frosty, a contemporary young adult novel

When a troubled foster girl learns the lives of the privileged kids are not so perfect, her frozen exterior begins to thaw, but it may not be enough to open up her heart to love.

4 Responses

  1. Pingback : Random Contest Stuff » Literary Engineer

  2. Pingback : Cool contest news & Lucky 7 » Literary Engineer

Leave a Reply