“Fantasy remains a human right: we make in our measure and in our derivative mode, because we are made: and not only made, but made in the image and likeness of a Maker.”Tolkien, “On Fairy-Stories”
Fight or Flight
A middle grade fantasy novel about an anxious girl who must learn to fight the monsters in a world only she and her strange uncle know about.
Avery sees shadows of things that aren’t there. She knows they are just shadows. But what they shadows of?
When her uncle disappears after she sees him running from the shadows that she believed only she could see, she goes looking for him and finds him in another world made by intelligent creatures to protect them from evil.
But some creatures are going back to the old ways, putting everyone else, including Avery and her Uncle, in danger. Avery must find her courage to help protect this new world that she has grown to love.
Progress: 2nd revision
Son of Moss and Mountain
An adult fantasy novel set in lush swamp with mushroom magic.
Ona has given everything she is to her people’s spiritual guides, including her own son. So when rumors spread that these people might not be what they seem, Ona must try to reunite with her son and find the truth before it’s too late.
Progress: Waiting to Revise
A modern exploration of the ideas in Kierkegaard’s The Sickness Unto Death: A Christian Psychological Exposition for Upbuilding and Awakening.
I read Kierkegaard’s work while I struggled with some of the deepest depression I have ever felt, not knowing that his words would be spur a turning point in the sanctification of my imagination.
I wanted to share his message, but his words were often confusing and difficult to read. My goal is to write a book that speaks his message in a clear way that will reawaken the imagination of modern people struggling with despair.