Work-In-Progress: THE BIRDSPEAKER AND THE WHALE
On a world of islands where life-giving magic is disappearing and people are growing hungry, 12-year-old Mish discovers a rare ability and becomes the unexpected guardian of the whale deity of Om. Filled with the love of nature, immense birds, and deep blue oceans, this is a story of adventure and learning how even small pebbles can make big ripples. This literary eco-fantasy is perfect for fans of Wilderlore and Nevermoor.
Award-Winning: An excerpt from this manuscript won runner-up for the 2022 Golden Pen contest in the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.
Next Work-in-Progress: THE ART PROTECTORATE
A secret society known as the Art Protectorate guards the world's art--and art history--through the magic of imagination and intention. Fourteen year old Ona unlocks this magic and joins the society, where she learns how to jump into paintings and into the past. She drinks coffee with Mona Lisa, becomes a student of Artemesia Gentileschi herself, saves Monet from a terrible fate, and uncovers a plot that will destroy art forever.
Faye's Cake Shop, Award-Winning Short Story (Honorable Mention), Pikes Peak Library District 2022 All Pikes Peak Writes contest
The Capemaker of Comeuppance Alley, Award-Winning Short Story (Third Place), Pikes Peak Library District 2021 All Pikes Peak Writes contest
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