MY OTHER WRITING PROJECTS:
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|Negative One: Ongoing long-form story webcomic featuring five first-person narrators. Meri Lin tries to raise a baby with superpowers; Adele travels from another dimension to find a student to teach the art of prophecy. Art is semi-realistic pencil sketch.
Status: Ongoing, updated Fridays, free on the Internet.
|Bad Fairy: Fairy tale retelling featuring the bad fairy of Sleeping Beauty as the protagonist. Delia is a precocious half-fairy girl who struggles to find acceptance in fairy school. Her struggles as a socially inept magickal prodigy are detailed in the first book in a trilogy. In the second book, Delia carves out a life researching the land of the dead and finds herself masterminding a plan to forge a bond with the king’s heir, but ends up getting blamed for cursing the princess.
Status: Book 1 completed at 115,000 words, Book 2 completed at 97,000 words, Book 3 planned.
|Finding Mulligan: New Adult fantastical romance. Cassie travels to a dream world when she sleeps, where she lives a second life as a carefree girl named Dia. When Dia falls in love with the mysterious Mulligan, Cassie tries to find him in her own world, but ends up being confused over which of two possible candidates to pursue. She has to struggle with her two identities before she can figure out her romantic life.
Status: Completed at 120,000 words.
|Stupid Questions: Science fiction/romance. Nick is interested in pursuing a relationship with the enigmatic Summer, a girl with superpowers in a world that’s never heard of such a thing. He does his best to have a down-to-earth long-distance romance with a girl who can fly.
Status: Completed at 103,000 words.
|In Bloom: Young Adult Science Fiction LGBT Romance. Fifteen-year-old Kamber can’t imagine herself in the future her family wants for her. In the culture of the alien Kinfolk, adulthood is synonymous with motherhood, and Kamber’s struggling with the expectations of her race because she loves girls the way she’s “supposed” to love boys. When the new girl at school is really cute, really gay, and really interested in Kamber, she has to choose: will she disrespect the promises her race maintains with an alien goddess, or will she explore the kind of love Joanne can show her? Or is there a way she can mix tradition with revolution?
Status: In progress at 100,000 words, on hold.
|Ace of Arts: Young Adult contemporary. Megan’s always been into drawing, but when an opportunity to go to art school lands in her lap, conflicting advice rains down from all sides. And as if that wasn’t confusing enough, a boy named Brady who by all rights should be her mortal enemy becomes her best friend. Exploring potential with him leads to revelations about her sexuality–Megan learns she is asexual, but romantically attracted to girls–and struggles with how a boy-space-friend fits into that. Not to mention that her home life is threatening to destroy everything she wants, and trusting an unlikely ally may be the only way to salvage the one thing she’s learned to be passionate about.
Status: In progress at 12,000 words, on hold.
|Joint Custody: Middle Grade contemporary. Bay is a sensitive kid with divorced parents. Searching for the meaning of “home” in a life that’s always in flux between Mom’s house and Dad’s house, he takes solace in a borrowed intact family: his neighborhood friend Marz is happy to share.
Status: In progress and on hold at 18,500 words, not actively writing, but not abandoned.
|The Invisible Orientation: An Introduction to Asexuality. This book explains what asexuality is, discusses what it is not, and debunks common misconceptions as well as providing resources and advice for asexual people and those who want to understand them.
Status: Published by Skyhorse Publishing/Carrel Books in September 2014. Represented by Andrea Somberg of Harvey Klinger.