Humans only think they’re in charge of their imagination…
Upper MG Fantasy Adventure – Completed MS 60k
Imagine reveals the world of the IFN – Imaginary Friends Network – the agency governing human imagination, where imaginary friends are assigned to their respective human playmates and must abide by the IFN rules. Most importantly The Unbreakable Rule which dictates imaginary friends be recalled to the IFN for reassignment on the stroke of their assigned human’s thirteenth birthday.
Scott Tupple’s beloved Janie is 12 7/8ths years-old. She has awakened a desperate need within him to be more than imaginary: to touch, taste, smell, hear and see as humans do, instead of experiencing it second-hand through Janie’s imagination. He challenges the IFN and demands the right to be granted human status. A rarity only bestowed once before, with disastrous results. The cunning IFN Eldest Elder accepts his demand and presents one of her own: Pass The Trials, a series of dangerous and grueling physical and mental tests of his human affinity, and his wish will be granted. Fail, and he will be imprisoned as a Knight Terror, a soulless creature who tortures humans’ dreams, with Janie as his victim. Scott must win his quest for humanity – and Janie – or be doomed to torment them both forever.
MY LIFE IN THE VOID
Either you’re in, or you’re Void.
YA Contemporary – Completed MS 72k
After four schools in five years, Taryn Greene is tired of living in the constant new-girl-in-school limbo she’s dubbed The Void.
Preppie Taryn gets dumped off by Mom to live with her outcast Goth cousin – who promptly ditches her. Taryn knows the fit-in-quick drill, having deciphered high school cliques long ago, but a yearbook photography project forces her to peer closer through her camera lens and find more than a one-dimensional snap shot of outward appearances. Loner Goth boy Jack may not be the juvenile delinquent his black-on-leather depicts, and jock hero Carson Gray may not be as golden as his varsity letterman’s jacket medals. Both boys vie for Taryn’s heart, but first she has to find the truth behind the stereotypes and rumors before finally working her way out of The Void.
How do you escape the nightmare when you ARE the nightmare?
Upper MG Fantasy Adventure – Sequel to IMAGINE – Work in Progress
Khrys has been sentenced by the Nocturnal Nightmare Network as a Knight Terror – a creature that fuels and feeds on Human fear in the dreamscape of their minds. His brief escape into the forbidden Conscienta, the world where Imaginary Beings roam wild, ended in recapture and imprisonment in the darkest recesses of the NNN. Will Scott, the Imaginary Friend he helped defeat The Trials and win Humanity, make good on his promise to return and help Khrys escape the NNN and become Human, too?
MY LIFE AS A WENCH
Step aside Goth Girl and let me show you a *real* freak show.
YA Contemporary – Work in Progress – (2nd in the My Life series)
Adie accepts her outcast Goth girl status with bravado and pride until she realizes her anti-social appearance stands between her desperate desire to buy an antique hearse for her ride and scoring a job to pay for it. No one wants to hire a doom and gloom corpse. So, after a failed ice cream parlor interview, a snide jibe from one of the perfect blonde Dairy Belles working the counter – “Go get a job at Ren Faire with the rest of the freaks!” – compels Adie to do just that. Why not? At least she’ll fit in. But once she starts hawking turkey legs and getting to know her fellow Rennies, Adie quickly finds out that identity is more than a costume, and that her protective Goth walls will need to come down before the hottie jousting squire will have anything to do with her.