The Unwicked Witch
Currently on submission
Alice’s magic is burning her from the inside out. It took six hundred years to become this powerful, so instead of letting the excess go, she hoards it. But magic stored outside the body is dangerous and unpredictable, and kills the gender-neutral Finn, her only family.
A hundred years later, nineteen-year-old Chloé has fallen in love with Finn — now a ghost — who helped navigate her sketchy, unsupervised adolescence and curb her criminal inclinations. Chloé, snooping, discovers she can use Alice’s stored magic to time travel. Plus, there’s a chance that, if not killed, Finn could live forever. Chloé must persuade Alice to time travel and reverse Finn’s death. But that’ll also reverse the loving ghostly guidance that contributed to Chloé’s confidence and success.
Still, Chloé wants her true love alive and Finn wants nothing more than to be corporeal again. But Alice must risk using volatile time-travel magic, while Chloé must gamble her past, her personality, and therefore, her future.
Two strong, morally ambiguous women, Chloé and Alice, tell this story of found family as their now-and-then timelines weave together. This contemporary fantasy is set in North Vancouver alongside the same fantasy world as CROWS OF TRUIMPH and ÉTAÍN’S DAUGHTER, and has romantic, historical, and LGBTQ+ elements.
Chapter Six, adapted into a short historical fiction, won 3rd place in the North Shore’s 27th Annual Writing Competition. My two published short stories, Ghost Story and Gender Neutral, along with the history of my hometown of North Vancouver, inspired the events and characters.
Nineteen-year-old Claire wants nothing more than to graduate from her aspirant program with an invitation to Esplanade Ballet Company. Then she discovers she’s immortal, has a limited number of years before it becomes obvious, and that hiding in the modern world costs a fortune. Claire’s advised to use men. But the evenings of debauchery turn Claire into someone she doesn’t recognize. She must choose between accumulating enough money to keep safe from prying eyes, or self-respect, her true love, and a ballet career.
This contemporary fantasy is set in North Vancouver alongside the same fantasy world as CROWS OF TRUIMPH and THE UNWICKED WITCH, and has romantic, historical, and LGBTQ+ elements. The Least of Myself, a short story published with Pulp Literature Press, is a scene in this novel.
Crows of Triumph
Currently needs rewriting.
Eighteen-year-old Olivia must prove she’s magical enough to claim her immortal life, and join the fight against human defilement of the environment—at the Tuatha Dé Danann’s behest. Or die. But quickening this magic requires embracing their risqué mores: gender is irrelevant, monogamy inconceivable, and romantic partnerships are group affairs.
This contemporary fantasy is set in North Vancouver alongside the same fantasy world as ÉTAÍN’S DAUGHTER and THE UNWICKED WITCH, and has romantic, historical, and LGBTQ+ elements. Writing CROWS OF TRIUMPH was instructive in developing my craft and instrumental in building my unique fantasy world. I’m excited to rewrite this story and share it with the world.
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