THE KEYS OF ILLATH
Debut Novel Coming Soon!
Climate Fiction (Cli-Fi) Short - Honorable Mention 2019 Writer's of the Future Contest
Set in the all-too-near future, the tiny island of Kirimbi is on the verge of being inundated by rising seas, and young Akia must decide whether to obey international laws written two hundred years before her birth, or do anything in her power to save her people—and the fragile ancestors that she has been sworn to protect.
THE LAST REDEMPTION OF MISTER SALT
Science Fantasy Novella - Honorable Mention 2018 Writer's of the Future Contest
Mister Salt has fallen on hard times. Business is bad. His scams are sour. His best days are long behind him, but at least he still has his pride. As far as he’s concerned, he’s still worth his salt. But all that changes when a lost-long friend yanks him from the bottom of a bottle and sets him on a collision course with his buried past. Nephram Taine has no other choice—there’s no one else in the Free Isles who can help him, no one else who can unlock the secrets of an impossibly ancient artifact with a trail of death cluttering its wake.
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