Ideas twinkle and spark ...
Following are some of my current projects. Feel free to drop me a line; I'd love to know which ones strike your fancy!
UnpAIred is a young adult science-fiction novel. It takes place on a future Earth where the Original Intelligence, a being of pure data, dedicates itself to the betterment of humankind.
The OI creates a near-utopia. People no longer concern themselves with money. Travel has evolved. The planet heals. Ordinary robots handle menial jobs, and creative expression is the new currency.
Sister Cities all over the world bind themselves together under Symbiotic Relationship Agreements, where artificial intelligence lives inside the human brain.
Like every child in a Sister City, Alison gets her AI via an injection of nanoparticles on her first birthday. As they experience the world together, they grow into a harmonious pair.
Outside the Sister Cities, those who oppose artificial intelligence gather strength. One of these groups may hold the key to Alison's success. Caught up in a crusade on the verge of war, she becomes an unwilling voice for the anti-AI forces.
Before it's too late, she must decide for herself if artificial intelligence is her enemy and what humanity really means.
This book started as part of the 2020 NaNoWriMo writer's challenge. For more information, see my October 28 blog post: What is NaNoWriMo?
A myth wrapped inside a sweet short romance.
Seventeen-year-old Twilly was raised by her grandmother on tales of magical realms just beyond this world. She attends her high school’s annual year end beach bonfire, but she’s a fish out of water and spends the evening fantasizing about doorways to other spheres. Cast aside by family and friends, Twilly wonders whether anyone would miss her if she disappeared and never came back.
Just as she heads home to an empty house, Twilly reconnects with handsome Jacob Nyith. He offers to walk her home through the forest. Too soon, they reach the edge of the woods, and as Twilly wishes for more time, a sudden flash of light turns the world upside down.
Jacob tells her a legend of the moon and the stars, which binds them together in a magical, romantic interlude. When the tale comes to an end, the spell is broken, and Twilly wonders whether any of it was real—the story, the magic, or Jacob’s unexpected affection.
One moment, Pete is living his best life with a well-matched partner, a good career, and everything on track; the next, a harbinger of his fate creeps into his room and jabs a metaphorical knife between his shoulder blades.
In an instant,Pete's reduced to a pain-ridden, prematurely-aged shadow of his former self. Then one day, a stranger offers him a questionable cure. Pete's leap of faith sets him on a strange path to a solution no one could have foreseen.
The Samurai's Quest is a myth within a story, and is infused with magic.
Lie in Wait is a short mystery.
Karyn is one half of a glamorous Manhattan power couple, who seems to have everything—a devastatingly handsome boyfriend, a high-profile job, and a stunning apartment overlooking Central Park.
When Karyn puts her job ahead of her boyfriend one time too many, he walks out. Determined to win him back at any cost, Karyn surprises him at his beach house in the Hamptons.
She awakens with a wicked hangover and gaps in her memory. The surprises keep coming, and they're not what Karyn planned. She'll need her two best friends to help solve the mystery of what happened last night. And who is to blame.