The Academy

June 9, 2017

Dear reader,

This is a story that I have had in my head for a long time. There are still so many missing details, gaps in the plot, so many things I need to learn from my characters and about this world that I am creating. But instead of waiting around for the right moment, for when I’m free of other obligations, which you know as well as I, is a time that will never come, I’ve decided (at last) to take the advice someone once gave me:

Dive right in and start writing before you are ready.

Hopefully by sharing bits and pieces at a time, even the super drafty, ugly, incoherent, under-researched parts, we can begin to see this story take shape together. I know that commenting on blog posts feels almost archaic in today’s world of twitter chats and Facebook messaging, but if you haven’t noticed already, I am a big fan of the old-fashioned letter (even in virtual form). So please do share your thoughts and suggestions and I will try my best to respond. After all, letters are meant to open up lines of dialogue that connect me to you.



The Academy

A novel in progress

Summary: In a world divided between the gifted and the ungifted, something unimaginable happens, fueled by the burning resentment of one man and the fierce resilience of a young girl without a past.

Genres: fantasy; romance; speculative fiction

Read the story: 


Chapter One (Part I)

Chapter One (Part II)

More coming soon!