NOVELS IN PROGRESS
A GUIDE TO THE HIDEOUS DAMSELS
WIP Young Adult Novel, Magical Realism
A pandemic is sweeping across the globe, turning girls and women into deadly monsters. Ariana Donatella is the battle-scarred 17-year-old who understands them best, because she (inadvertently) created them. Armed with supplies ranging from bubble bath and body armor, to scotch tape and Fig Newtons, she sets off on a quest to find her younger sister and unmutate her from the screaming squid creature she's become. Her efforts are both helped and hindered by a flighty new friend and a passive-aggressive epidemiologist who insists on tagging along in the hopes of finding a permanent cure.
MAGIC AT THE VISTAS
Draft complete at 91K words; Adult Romantic Comedy/Magical Realism
A lighthearted romantic comedy about a young director of a senior home who discovers her elderly residents are magical.
Young Adult Sci-Fi, 85K-word completed draft in revision
An emotionally-wounded girl with vivid, creative dreams is recruited to have her dreams recorded by a Dreaming Entertainment Company, catapulting her to fame, but destroying her sanity in the process.