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While my novels and short stories wander into a variety of genres, I have a tendency to lurk within crime and speculative fiction.

I’ve yet to write speculative crime fiction, but it’s only a matter of time.



My crime fiction find its roots in 80s detective shows, an early interest in serial killers, and the brain candy legal thrillers that swamped fiction shelves approaching the new millennium.

Three things are happening in crime:

A private eye novel is currently having a 30,000-word tumor removed.

A short story about an Anchorage police detective will be released shortly.

A short story about the death of a small town doctor will be published as soon as it gets rejected from AHMM.

Speculative fiction is a clunky catch-all term to cover everything from horror to fantasy to sci-fi. And more. It’s a term that readers don’t know and writers can’t agree on. But with a penchant for near-future or existing technologies and a focus on societal and human elements, it often feels a stretch to call my stories “science fiction”.

I’ve become more interested in science fiction after truly realizing the incredible freedom and capacity the genre holds.

While a lot of my stories deal with “real” technologies, I am drawn to time travel. A short story will be out April 28, while a YA time travel novel is complete and undergoing its final edit.

Books & Stories

Short Story

The Masq


Available Now at Amazon and on Kindle Unlimited until May 1st


The Humid


Available Now at Amazon and on Kindle Unlimited

Short Story

 The Acid Trip Prophecy



 The Streamer 



May 2019

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