Folk tales, fables, and stories of the fantastic with a historical twist are my passion.
I’ve been nominated for a Prix Aurora Award for my short story When Phakack Came to Steal Papa, A Ti-Jean Story and for editing Shanghai Steam Anthology which is recommended reading in Orson Scott Card’s book Writing Fantasy & Science Fiction: How to Create Out-of-This-World Novels and Short Stories.
My independently published middle grade book Painted Problems (http://www.paintedproblems.com/) is read in schools. Painted Problems is about the impact graffiti has on a community and what children can do about it.
I’m a proud member of the Imaginative Fiction Writers Association (IFWA), a founding member of the blog group Fictorians, and I belong to a critique group. I have judged short story contests, been a panelist, attended seminars and workshops and presented skill sessions to writing groups. You can read my blogs on writing at www.fictiorians.com or read them on this website by choosing the tab On Writing.
I have 5 novels looking for homes and several short stories. To learn more about my works in progress, please check out My Stories.
Here’s me being interviewed by author Kristin Luna: