I have several books in progress and a few complete but currently undergoing edits. Please read the blurbs below and feel free to contact me if you are interested in becoming a Beta-reader. I will post the blurbs for some of my other works in progress when I can.
Quotidian- (working title) Sci-fi/Dystopian. Complete and unpublished
Blurb: Hours after a solar flare casts the city of Seattle into darkness, earthquakes and floods tear into the city, volcanoes erupt, and all life comes to an end… and then it starts all over again.
Caught in an inescapable loop in time, Thom and the rest of the city spend the next five years reliving the end of the world. Amongst the chaos, a government is formed, jobs established, and new and exciting diversions are born. But with no fear of death and no limit to the cruelties man can conceive, it is not much of a life.
Eager to make a difference in an unchanging world, Thom quits his job as a Witness to verbal contracts to become an IDLE man. As an Instant Death Loop Ender, he must wake his clients before their imminent deaths each morning. But when he inadvertently wakes a man intended to remain in an eternal slumber, he learns that the department he now works for is not as noble and incorruptible as he first believed. Thom must choose between keeping their secrets or risk exposing the very department he suspects has the power to kill…permanently.
Grounded-(working title) Sci-fi. Currently being written.
Blurb: In the not-so-distance future, the graviton, the fundamental particle believed to carry the force of gravity, has been discovered. A government research facility wants to be the first to harness the power of gravity and reduce the cost of aerospace ventures. But when a high energy experiment goes awry, all matter within a mile radius is made weightless. Hundreds of lives are lost to the sky.
In the wake of the event, all further graviton experiments are banned in order to prevent a future disaster, one that could destroy the very thing that holds the Earth together. The survivors are left with a choice: to leave the research facility and become grounded by the very foods they eat and air they breathe, or to be maintained in a weightless state and embark on a scientific expedition to the sky and beyond without gravity to hold them back.
But with nearly every commercial industry developing applications for weightless matter, its value has soared. Many of the survivors seeking to return to a normal life and weight have gone missing. When armed men break into the facility, they do not steal the wealth of weightless materials around them. They are after something far more valuable: the graviton research that started it all. With the fate of the planet at stake, one lone researcher must stop them at any cost, even if it means casting off the moorings that hold the facility to the ground.
Agony’s Fire-(working title) Fantasy/Adventure. Complete and unpublished
Blurb: Magic is a reviled thing, a power given by demons in exchange for the soul, or so Caelum Windal was always taught. Stranded in a winter storm without a fire, Caelum makes no such bargain and yet the cold wood of the campfire ignites.
He is entrusted to the care of Grandmaster Jaems, a holy man who is more inclined to kill Caelum than purge him of his curse. Caelum escapes with the aid of the infamous bandits of the Urögden forest. They claim that magic is no curse, but the sliver of the God-of-All’s gift. But only with the truest knowledge of fire can he hope to claim mastery of it, and only at the Academy can he strive to know all things. But his past is not so easily outrun.
Quantum Quietus– In submission
Icarus Drowned– In submission
Feldspar– Baen Books 2017. Winner of the 2017 Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Contest.
Want– Off-Kilter II Anthology 2016
Blue and Green Horizons– Off-Kilter Anthology 2014
Stasis: The Future of Suspended Animation– Baen Books- 2017
Enclosed Ecosystems and Life Support in Sci-fi– PUTTING THE SCIENCE IN FICTION- Writer’s Digest Books- Anticipated release in Fall 2018.