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Hi there! I'm the author of In the Shadow of the Rook, first book in The Sons Incarnate series, and its short story prequel The Lingering. By day, I develop e-learning training courses for several Fortune 500 clients. My educational background is in English, with a Master of Arts from Truman State University - which is where In the Shadow of the Rook began as my thesis!

Hobbies other than writing and reading include photography, playing various musical instruments, and video gaming.


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Secret Seller

A nobleman is murdered. A new power is stirring in the city. The hunt for the truth begins…

Airene is a merchant of rumors and seller of secrets, profiting off of others’ misfortunes and misdealings. When a noble falls dead under unusual circumstances and leaves her friend in a compromising position, she and her companions must investigate who’s behind it. But nothing is as it seems. And to survive, Airene must become someone she never thought she could…

A tale of secrets, magic, and mystery, Secret Seller is the intriguing prequel novella to the epic fantasy trilogy The Famine Cycle. If you like the roguish characters of The Lies of Locke Lamora, the complexity of Robin Hobb’s Assassin’s Apprentice, and the magic of Mistborn, you’ll love this new fantastical world!


In the Shadow of the Rook

The world is crumbling...and no one knows how to stop it.

Eons ago, the Lastborn Son, a god incarnate, saved the world from complete destruction at the hands of his brother, the Firstborn. Now, the world seems set for the Firstborn's return, with his army of dead rising at the hands of necromancers.

Erik didn't think it had anything to do with him. Grown complacent on his home island near the edge of the world, he is torn from routine when his closest friend suddenly murders him and a necromancer reanimates him. He has a second chance--but for what, he hasn't the faintest idea.

What he does know is he wants resurrection, true resurrection. And there is one person, the Rook, who might lead him to it.

But the foundations of the world are falling apart...for the last time.