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Orion Bartleby is a man who has made a career out of avoiding responsibility on two different colonial planets. When he runs into a woman on the street he just can’t make himself walk away, even after he’s mistaken her for a saloon girl.
His life is getting ridiculously complicated, and everything is sideways, but he can’t seem to make himself regret it.
Tales of a Watch-Cat: Book 1, The Case of the Armadillo
Come join Thomas the Watch-Cat and his best friend, Rabbit Welsh, on the first of their strange adventures!
When the meanest human in their neighborhood finds her garden destroyed she blames the first animal she finds. Thomas isn’t so sure though. If the wrong animal has been locked away it’s his duty as Watch-Cat to see justice done!
Can they find the real culprit in time?
The Tales of a Watch-Cat are a series of children’s books loosely based on the works of Edgar Allen Poe. Book 1: The Case of the Armadillo pulls from the events of Poe’s short story, The Cask of Amontillado, and helps introduce young readers to the building blocks of theme in literature.
Thomas is having a normal morning when he hears screams coming from the new houses on Raven’s Moor Court. There’s been a break-in, and someone smashed Mrs. L'Espanye’s prize china doll! Can he and Rabbit help the humans track down the mysterious culprit before anyone gets hurt?
The second book in the Tales of a Watch-Cat mysteries, The Mystery of Raven’s Moor is loosely based on Edgar Allen Poe’s classic tale, Murders in the Rue Morgue. This adventure finds Thomas and Rabbit immersed in a case many of the other animals view as entirely a human problem.
Like book one, The Mystery of Raven’s Moor aims
to introduce children to the concepts developed
in classic literature in a way they can understand.
Available now from Golden Fleece Press.
Book 3, The Case of the Sable HartThomas hasn't ever met a ferret before.
But there’ve been plenty of strange animals through the neighborhood in the last few years. Finnegan probably
isn’t normal, even for a ferret, but he’s in trouble and he thinks Thomas and Rabbit can help.
The third book in the Tales of a Watch-Cat mysteries, The Case of the Sable Hart is loosely based on Edgar Allen Poe’s classic tale, The Tell-Tale Heart. This adventure finds Thomas and Rabbit immersed in their most dangerous case yet.
Available now from Golden Fleece Press.
Guardian's Circle: Book 1, Lost and Found
Grace has a weird life. Even before she accidentally finds a werewolf that's not a werewolf on the way home from work, she has a weird life. If it stopped at ghosts and werewolves it wouldn't be so bad. At least the people who hunt these things know how to deal with those.
Nate's had an entire life of supernatural crap, but he's got no idea why Grace keeps exploding in white light every time she's in trouble. But, surprisingly, they make a good team. If there's suddenly a little more mystery in his life than he'd like it's worth it. Even when it's a lot more mystery, and witches, and psychics, and just mess it's still worth it.
Guardian's Circle: Book 2, Shelter in the Storm
Every good story starts with a dart gun, right?
When Deke came to in a strange hotel room, with a strange woman watching over him, he’s too sick to really be concerned. If she was going to kill him she’d have done it already. At least she’s got pretty eyes, even if he’s relatively sure human eyes don’t come in that color or have elongated pupils.
Her name is Willy, and she’s not human. By his best estimate she saves his bacon at least three times in the first seventy-two hours. Now he just needs to figure out what her mother wants from him before someone winds up dead.
Willy doesn’t mind the saving people schtick, but usually she gets to slink back off into the shadows once it’s over. She doesn’t take charity, even when people say it’s not charity. She tries to leave once her mom’s latest target is safe, but then he looks all genuine and kind, and his life is still kind of a mess.
There’s only like an eighty-percent chance this is going to end badly.
Guardian's Circle Book 3: Body and Soul
A being without a body shouldn't bleed, right?
That’s all Jamie can think when Grace’s immortal minder, Sam, shows up at his doorstep. Except Sam is bleeding, badly, and emphatic Jamie can’t call Grace. He doesn’t like Sam—not that he knows him—and he knows there’s a good chance this is how he’ll get sucked into the cavern of weird that is Grace’s life, but Sam needs help. Jamie can’t turn him away.
Samriel was out of options when he showed up on Jamie’s front porch, clinging to a physical form with everything he had. It’s likely a mistake—he knows Jamie isn’t fond of him—but along with a sudden understanding of what pain means, he’s also suddenly keenly aware that they’ve all vastly underestimated the amount of trouble that their enemies are willing to cause.
If they make it out of this alive it’ll be a miracle.
Short Stories, etc
The Cornucopia Conundrum:
A free read on my blog, this is a twenty-six part fic challenge that turned into a novella. Everything is linked together now, to make it easier to read.
Also, don't forget to check out my blog. Wednesdays I talk about writing, and if I don't have anything to say I usually post short fiction instead.
Or sometimes I take part in the flash fiction round robin prompts from Chuck Wendig and it's like an explosion of really strange stories.
Either way, it's free stuff to read and you can't go wrong with that.