The Crimson Orb


The Crimson Orb

While others seek the fabled Crimson Orb, teenage Nissa searches for her mysteriously missing magic teacher, Madoc the Mage,  and discovers how little she knows about her world and how useful her skills can be.

Join her as she mixes magic and science into delicious recipes whether in the galley of a sailing ship or trudging through the Frozen Tundra of Sorn.


This first book in my fantasy series Crystal Odysseys was published by Phantasm Books, a division of Assent Publications, on June 17, 2014, and is now available from Amazon Kindle as an e-book.

and in a print edition

Under Two Moons


Book 2: Under Two Moons

Nissa, Madoc and their siblings search for the source of two mysterious books and find out more about their world than they ever imagined. 

This sequel to The Crimson Orb is now available:

Book 3 in the series


Beyond The Sea

The third book in the Crystal Odyssey series is now available in ebook and print form: 


Book 4 in the series

Homeward Bound is the fourth and last book in the Crystal Odyssey series.




'Natural Death' appears in The Darwin Murders anthology available on Amazon







'Princess Petra', appears in The Way Home anthology, available now on Amazon 


'Say Cheese', appears in Tasteful Murders anthology, available now on Amazon












My fantasy novella, A Bite of the Apple was published 8/7/16. 

It's available on Kindle :

It's also available in print form:

A Bite of the Apple won the New Mexico PressWomen's contest for YA novel for 2016 and came in second in the National Federation of Press Women's contest

My Kids' book, So You Want to be a Dragon, was published in April, 2018




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My short story, A Woman Hobbles Into a Bar appears in the charity anthology, Challenge Accepted to support Special Olympics








My experiences in a New York City suburb following the events of 9/11 are included in the book New Mexico Remembers 9/11

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