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A scifi horror novel

Oasis 8

When the crew of the cargo transporter Endeavor 101 docks in Oasis 8, the largest interstellar waystation in the galaxy, there isn't a soul in sight. Something is very, very wrong; the docks are trashed, the floors are stained with something that looks eerily like blood, and warnings from the crew talk about something big, and something dangerous.

The longer they stay, the more they find out about a mysterious fossil from the Dead Zone, a killer infection that ruins the lives of scientists and their loves alike, a brave engineer who stood as the station's last line of defense, and a horrific monster that can't be stopped and can't be contained. A deadly creature capable of ripping through rebar and surviving in the vacuum of space.

A monster that hasn't left the ship yet.

Liz, Jared, and Audrey are about to discover what happened to shut down the station. And they're not going to do it alone.

The cover of Artificial Intelligence: a close shot of a brown haired white man with one blue eye and one green eye, both with binary code overlaid on them.
Artificial Intelligence

The USS Alpine One is in orbit around planet Earth. It is set for a one-year mission to research the plausibility of life outside of our atmosphere. Its crew is small:

Rose and Matt are on the ground, overseeing patterns and reports, interfacing with their higher-ups, and keeping the in-flight crew connected to home.

Roger is a top-of-the-field programmer and software engineer. Celine is the best pilot NASA could find, and adores the stars she finds herself sailing through.

And then there's Roger's pet project. He calls it the Jungian Artificial Central Kinesthetics Monitoring System, lovingly nicknamed Jack. Jack is a learning program, the most complicated artificial intelligence ever created, and the most convincing, which leaves them all wondering...

Where does artificial intelligence end, and consciousness begin?

The cover of The Clockwork Figurine: a silver pocketwatch sits open on a wooden surface.
The Clockwork Figurine and Other Short Stories

A compilation of short stories about life, death, love, hatred, and what lies beyond.

Stories Included:
The Clockwork Figurine
Miles to Go Before I Sleep
The Blinded Muse
The Graveyard Keeper

The cover of Between Spaces: a greyscale image of a cobbled sidewalk and old-fashioned storefronts in Georgia.
Between Spaces

Nothing seems to matter 
but getting from A to B as quickly as possible, 
leaving me to wonder 
if anyone else feels that they have stopped in the woods 
between worlds 
to glance at what eternity might feel like.

The place between spaces is where most of life happens, and it's very rare that we take the time to appreciate those spaces. In the pages of this little book are the thoughts, feelings, and experiences that happen when we're waiting for other things to happen. There are ideas from airports, coffee shops, book store counters, and the last little bedroom at the end of the hall, from someone who still could be anyone.

The cover of Ghost: a dark image of a masquerade mask, silver pocket watch, and lit candle on a black background.

Sometimes the voices of the past are like ghosts in your future. Always waiting in the shadows to see you again. This collection of poems focuses those ghosts, and invites them to tell their story. Good, bad, neutral, or nonsensical, each will have its turn to ask, "what do you remember? Where do you go from here?"

The images I can still see
They chatter from their pages
In conversation filigrees
Of gold that glittered from your hands
When you held them out to me

The cover of The Fading of the Day: a gold rosary sits on top of a leather journal, all sitting on red fabric. The title and author name appear on the black outside frame of the image.
The Fading of the Day

A contemplation of the future, the present, the past, and the ghosts that haunt us all in the strangest of times, this collection of poetry is for those of us that dream about the morning in the fading of the day.


Featuring reflections that look unflinchingly on the uncomfortable present, these poems are less of an escape from reality, and more of a coming to terms and making peace with it.

The cover of Fruits and Finery: a table laid out with a collage of items including Futhark runes, tarot cards (The Tower, The Devil, and The Fool), a lit candle, and pearls.
Fruits and Finery

This is a book of beginnings.

Some are familiar. The beginning of a gothic cautionary tale, the beginning that they never tell of a fairytale, the beginning of the end.

Some are unfamiliar. The beginning of an alliance, the beginning of a new mythology, the beginning of a doomed adventure.

They are all beginnings, and they all tell tales of "once upon a time." It may just not be the time we know.

It's time to start.

Stories included:

The Graveyard
Sometimes It's Quiet
What Lies Beyond
An Apple A Day
The Manor
Abri and The Village Girl
The Myth of Fountains
The Chest
The Transformation
The Screams
It Shouldn't Have Been Empty

The cover: a lake at sunset with light cloud cover. Yellow words spell out the title and author name.
The Symmetry of Falling Leaves

The world can often feel like a roiling sea, whose waves, once brilliant blue, have descended into uproarious darkness. When it does, there may be nothing else to do but hold on tightly and hope that you're able to make it to the other side. This collection of poems explores the rolling waves, the blazing sunlight, the bitter chill, and coming home again.

The cover: an abstract image of white and orange shapes on a blue background. The title is spelled out in white serif font.
For I Am Fearless

Sometimes the only way to progress in life is to be fearless. 

From a small town actress and author who has never been afraid to take chances and get messy comes an anthology of personal poetry and fantastic short stories that dive into the things we fear. This anthology covers life, love, loss, and everything in between, in our world and the worlds we create.

This exclusive anthology includes:

  • Poems from Between Spaces, Ghost, The Fading of the Day, and The Symmetry of Falling Leaves

  • Short Stories from The Clockwork Figurine and Fruits and Finery

  • Insight into the author's writing process for each book, from creating the works to her favorites and the inspiration for the covers

  • Brand new poems and short stories, never before published

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The Void of Stars

Stars in their beauty only last a short time, and when their lives end, what's left is nothing more than a void. This collection explores the stars, supernovas, and voids left behind that shape us and change us as we live our lives.


The Embers of Heaven: Prophecies Awaken
Young Adult Fiction Book

I am proud to say that I worked with Max Knocks to create this exciting young adult fantasy piece about a world of magic endangered by dark forces and rescued by a girl with surprising power.

Journals and Planners

The cover: an image of a snake with a halo around its head on a scarp of paper.

Descendants of Medusa
Anthology from Nymeria Publishing

I've enjoyed Nymeria Publishing's offerings for quite some time, so when I discovered my work had been accepted in this anthology, I was thrilled! From the publisher:

This collection of poetry, prose, and personal essays tells the stories of millions of women. Some may sound like yours, while others may challenge your perception. But all will empower.

105 Meadowlark Reader
Essay Anthology from Meadowlark Press

My essay, "Family Dinners," was accepted for Issue #4, Food Stories, of the 105 Meadowlark Reader from Meadowlark press! This personal story talks about my experiences with family dinners in my home in Georgia, and how those look now that I'm a mother in Kansas.

The cover: a textless sepia-tone image of a chef holding a loaf of bread.
The cover: a line graphic of Earth being held by two hands.

How to Save the World
Anthology from 5310 Publishing

I was kindly included in this poetry anthology which is an ongoing contribution to charity. From the publisher:

"How to Save the World includes poems about how we want the world to be, how it can be a better place, things we can do to improve, how things have been bad but are getting better, and much more! All proceeds from this anthology will be donated to various food programs and nonprofits to fight hunger!"

Free Time Tales From Outer Space
Anthology from Time Honored Productions

I've been included in an anthology of fun scifi stories from Time Honored Productions that's themed around space! There are two, brand-new stories from me in this one, alongside tons of fascinating and fantastical stories from many talented (and nerdy in the best way) authors.

The cover: a comic-style cover with graphic art of a shooting star and a space ship.

Articles and Guest Appearances

Guest Post || The Freelancer's Union Blog || March 2023

The Freelancer's Union kindly allowed me to write a guest blog about how I track my time as a freelance writer. 

Blog Feed || Not Just Your Healers || From December 2022

My friend Hayley and I run a gaming blog on Tumblr covering feminist issues in gaming as well as our various preferences.

Article Feed || || From July 2020

I write articles about literature, theater, and gaming on

Article Feed || || 2021-2023

I worked with Laterpress to create articles about the craft and business of writing as a self-published author.

Myths About Writing for a Living || Nymeria Publishing || October 2021

I wrote a guest piece for Nymeria Publishing on some common myths about being a professional writer, and the truth behind them.

Article || The Ghetto Gamer || June 2020

I wrote an article exploring the resurgence of retro gaming on the Nintendo Switch.

Guest Blog || Between Friends Coffee Shop and Cafe || September 2019

I did a brief review of the first book in the Warm Bodies series in anticipation of my appearance in their Annual IndieBook Fest.

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