In Progress


Genre: YA Comedic Contemporary Fantasy

Status: first draft

Vision: Don’t procrastinate because you’ll have hell to pay when you kick the bucket.


FLOTSAM AND JETSAM – December 2010-February 2011

Genre: Family Saga

Current count: 44,000

Status: rewriting

It’s 1937 and the Thimble family journey to the Austrian Tyrol to let eleven-year-old Delia recuperate from her rheumatoid arthritis. Over the course of the summer, family spats meet friendship in the weirdest Alpine weathers, and a tall dark stranger finds refuge in their company.


CAPTAIN’S CURSE (working title) – CampNaNoWriMo July 2013

Current count: 46,000

Genre: NA Romance Thriller

Status: first draft on hold due to major revisions of THE TRICK OF SINGULARITY

An act of violence alerts twenty-one-year-old Drina to the memory of her mother’s demon-rumoured doings. With fiancé Chas paralysed waist-down, she must break the curse passed down through the family–unless she, too, is insane already.


THE KING’S NAMESAKE – a long time ago-present

Genre: YA Historical Fantasy

Current count: 23,000

Status: first draft on hold while pacing issues are addressed

Duaryth Spildor’s Loyalist family gained all its wealth from his name. But when he finds himself embroiled in the Radical plot to overthrow the King, citizenship is twisted out of his hands. Duaryth’s best friend is up to the neck in it, and she’s dragging him down, too.


6 thoughts on “In Progress

  1. Oh, gosh, your two Captain’s stories sound sooo good! I wish I had the time to CP with [? I’ve never before used ‘Critique Parner’ as a verb, so obviously, I don’t know if the phrase would take a preposition] them

      • Yeah! I mean, they say little about era, but it can be assumed present day, so the pieces fit. (I certainyl can’t pick you up on this one, for having an alternate universe has played havok with my query. Calling’ Aidelle’s fiance’ ‘upper-class’ is the best I can get.)
        Indeed, it shall!

      • Mm, I don’t even know the era myself. There are telephones, but the commonest form of long-distance correspondence is letter. A time when school student sex was still shocking, and when less emphasis was placed upon young romantic relationships in general. Or else a cast full of letter-writing propriety-demanding prigs like me 😛
        (Mm, a hard thing to subtly slip into a query.)

      • Hehe, 70s or 80s, then? Maybe even as far back as early 60s. Okay…maybe not 60s…

      • Hehe, I don’t know. And so long as I don’t go into politics I’m hoping it doesn’t matter too much. If a beta reader tells me a definite setting is necessary, I’m willing to go into research-mode; currently I care not. Plenty other concerns to be getting on with 😛

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