~ Adult Duel-Perspective Sci-fi Thriller ~
Would we still have our identity if everything that once divided us was stripped away?
Qwinn desires to be free to create, paint, and find identity in this future world of identical faces. They fear becoming a replica of their parents and living a wasted life in this supposed utopia. They lead a rebellion to dethrone the president squeezing out the life of all originality. When Qwinn fails an assassination mission, a time machine appears with a message of warning. This machine was created by Qwinn’s parent, Axel, to save his family from a war-torn society bent on annihilating his family’s Asian race. One act causes a domino effect that changes society into Unity. Governed by this Unity, humans have eradicated everything that once caused division and diversity.
A suspicious murder of a rebel friend forces Qwinn and the rest of the rebel crew to catapult through time to stop Unity from neutral-washing the future. An unknown killer manipulates the date destinations, colliding them into the parent who caused this colorless Third Gender world. Humanity is doomed to a neutral union, unless the future can change the past.
Status: Done! Searching for a Literary Agent!
~Fantasy Romance set in a mythical Japan~
Kisei has one year left to marry or she’ll be exiled like any other single woman who refuses to take a husband. But as the last of eight sisters, she sees how unhappy a loveless marriage can be. She wants more from life, yet she wasn’t expecting to stumble on the mischievous Susanoo, god of the seas and storms. He’s a wild soul, somehow more stubborn than Kisei. He’s got his own life to figure out, as he tries to win back his sister’s favor by causing typhoons, earthquakes, tsunamis, and the occasional accidental death. It’s not Susanoo’s fault people get in the way of his rage. No, Kisei wasn’t expecting to step into his path at all.
Status: Writing first draft.
Untitled Japanese Historical Fiction
Set in the first years of the Edo period, this novel will focus on the famous samurai Date Masamune’s firstborn daughter, Irohahime. These are my actual ancestors, so I am painstakingly researching to do their story justice.
Status: Early first draft
The Lost Friend of Darcy Furwilliam
This children’s picture book, The Lost Friend of Darcy Furwilliam, is 680-words and targeting ages 5 – 9. It has a similar style to The Best Pet of All by David LaRochelle and A Cat Named Mouse by Patti Tingen. This book is told in first person, and no gender is specified for my main character, Darcy, so kids of both genders can relate to the role.
Darcy Furwilliam is content in a lonely apartment meant for two, until his/her only friend, a stuffed dragon named Clementine, goes missing. Darcy fears Clementine has fallen out the window, but discovers Clementine has instead been captured by their archenemy Leonard the squirrel. Now Darcy must brave the scary outside world to rescue their only friend.
STATUS: Finished, but shelved for the time being.
The Judas Killer
~Adult Mystery Thriller~
A serial killer is on the loose, terrorizing an old Pennsylvania town, by targeting hypocrites with twisted secrets and stringing them up like Judas. An introverted pub singer, with a shield of fire-red hair, is in the killer’s sights when her only brother becomes the Judas killer’s seventh victim, and a filthy past threatens to destroy everything she thought was true. With the help of a zealous yet dashing detective, Loralie discovers her family, and those around her, are covering abuse, lies, and criminal acts.
Each victim describes the final moments before they take their last breaths. But if each victim deserved to die, is it still unacceptable to rid the world of their filth? Will Loralie find her hidden strength, or is she fated to become the very evil she is running from?
After several full manuscript requests from prospective agents, I have decided to shelf this novel to focus on my newer works.
The Judas Killer sequel:
STATUS: 3 chapters written and shelved until when/if I decide to de-shelve The Judas Killer.
A picture book about a young girl who believes everyone is a better artist than her, until her teacher shows her she has more in common with the art masters than she realizes.
STATUS: Finished, but undecided if it’s ready for the world.