“Fantasy remains a human right: we make in our measure and in our derivative mode, because we are made: and not only made, but made in the image and likeness of a Maker.”

Tolkien, “On Fairy-Stories”

The Harvest (Working Title)

Moana meets Hatchet in this YA fantasy about islanders with nature-inspired abilities who must survive a dangerous quest at sea to save their people from starvation. 

Fen and Nyra are Harvesters—people who risk their lives yearly to hunt a special fish that keeps their people alive.

When the fish disappear, they join a crew to take the dangerous journey across the ocean to find more. If they are too late, they and everyone they know will die.

Progress: Querying

Fight or Flight

A middle grade fantasy novel about an anxious girl who must find her courage when she discovers a world that shouldn’t exist.

One year ago, Avery and her uncle mysteriously disappeared. Only Avery returned, but with no memory of what happened. When Avery sees her uncle, she follows him to a tree that leads her to another world—a world that, she learns, she has been to before.

In Harmony, a refuge created to protect endangered and mythical creatures, Avery feels braver than she’s ever been. But not everything is as safe as it seems, and Avery must learn that true bravery means fighting even when you want to run.

Progress: Waiting to Revise 

Son of Moss and Mountain

A YA fantasy novel set in lush swamp with mushroom magic.

Ona has given everything she is to her people’s spiritual guides, including her own son. So when rumors spread that these people might not be what they seem, Ona must try to reunite with her son and find the truth before it’s too late.

Progress: Waiting to revise

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