Treading Twisted Lines with Darren, Maddi, and Kai is a fantasy story cycle set in the Four Free Areas, a technologically advanced world where Gods watch from rivers and magical arts are practiced by wizards and priests.
In The Chosen Voice, journalism student Christine enters a tavern to conduct an interview with self-proclaimed wizard singer Darren Brown. Her goal: to unearth Darren’s hidden truths. Her obstacles: his annoying fans, and Darren himself. Her benefactor: a puzzling woman who will pay well to know why Darren fled their town when he heard an extraordinary young man from a temple far away had vanished.
Published on 30 September, 2012
“… set against the backdrop of an intricate and well-thought out world that combines a smattering of Western fantasy tropes with distinct Japanese cultural influences, all within a setting that is modern in a way that makes it easily relatable …” Smashwords author Sam Seudo
“An ambitious short story that’s impressively well written” Author Rita Stradling
In Under the Bright Water, young traveller Kai has spent years in search of salvation, a cure for his debilitating curse. When he discovers the cleansing Bright Water and is taken in by the kind priests who keep it, blessings soon become blights as Kai sinks in his crushing need for purity, and discovers the shattering truth behind his curse.
Published 27 October, 2012
“Under the Bright Water is a fantastic read, with a great premise, a believable and likeable protagonist, and a satisfying, if not bitter-sweet ending. I truly enjoyed this short story. Everyone should read it” Author W.G. White
In The Rat, a father drives into the desert with his young son, a small family on an exciting road trip to any police officer or petrol station attendant that looks their way. But this father isn’t the pleasant soul he acts for strangers. And it’s not suitcases weighing down the back of his sedan.
Published 31 December, 2012
“…darker and more dangerous than its predecessors and the tone shifted to match” Reviewer Sarah Taviani
In Suddenly Calling, Kana, strong by name and nature, has served the Okens since childhood. As further domestic inequities come to light and realities of a darker world are affirmed in scanty news articles and upper-class gossip, Kana is guided from reluctant complacency and inadvertently scouted by unions, radicals, and Gods.
Published 16 July, 2015
“READ. THIS. BOOK. I am absolutely serious. I want you to get on your computer or your Kindle or your whatever and buy and read this book” Reviewer Sarah Taviani
In Trials of the Gods’ Hands, gifted mind reader Samson prays for some way to aid his blessed, but ailing friend. His prayers at last answered, the young priest struggles to combat the near inevitable: but for a miracle, Kai will be hospitalised, or ordered into his abusive father’s care, by a court bound to act in his best interests. His own prospects so slim, Samson offers all he is for Kai. But even that may not save him.
Published on 30 November, 2015
In Trials of the Gods’ Hands: The Grid, never self-assured in his life and forced before a panel of doctors, Kai struggles to save himself from a future worse than death. But though the court-appointed experts mean him no harm, Kai’s father has sneaked an antagonist into the private interview. And that antagonist has teeth.
Published on 7 December, 2015
In A Courtesy Call, when privileged Darren Brown stumbles upon a body outside his apartment, the idealistic but naïve student attempts to do right by the victim. Unfortunately, in Oshi Daini, alerting police is not enough to trigger justice.
Published 16 January, 2016