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The IT Girl

What’s it like for a woman working in IT? Kay has been struggling to answer that question for years. Does it mean that she’s often the only woman in the room? Yes. Does it mean she offers a perspective that no one else has? Yes. Does it mean she’s listened to because of her unique take on things? -- hold that thought. As Kay navigates her career and figures out what feminism truly looks like in the workplace - aka do NOT ask her to plan that potluck because she’s the only chick there - Kay also finds humor, inspiration, and friendship along the way. Follow along each week to read stories from her life in the world of Information Technology - and all of the oddities and wonders that a career in tech can bring.

HONEY

In HONEY, an obsessed woman stalks a young couple in New York City during their romantic road trip, determined to win her true love at any cost.

There are currently 20 chapters in this series to date.

Cover Design by Melody Simmons

 

 

Ghost

Life was simple, until I kidnapped her.

Ghost. The name of a man who is known for his ability to do the impossible. Of course, a hitman of his caliber is hard to find and his skills do not come cheap. Ghost has trained himself to be cold. A necessity when eliminating his victims. Take a job, complete it, get paid. Nothing more. Do as you're told. He has been successful with every hit he was assigned. When living in this hellhole some call a town, a man finds him and asks Ghost for his services. Accepted. First target, a girl. Heiress to the White family. Easy. A simple hit. This girl, that when he puts the gun to her head, intrigues him more than she should. He hesitates. What to do? Follow orders? Or take the first step down a road that could destroy him?

*If you do not wish to wait for the full story, "Ghost" is available for sale at your favorite eBook retailer

Esmè

"Neverland was built upon harmony and cooperation. Though now we wondered if we could maintain that, without eternal childhood...."

 

Neverland, in the future, is no longer the utopia Wendy and her brothers once visited. Plagued by a curse and militant regime, the inhabitants are finding a new way to survive. 

 This is the story of Esmè, of Mermaid Lagoon. Her life in Neverland before the curse, her love affair with Peter, and her role in fighting against the evil that's overcome her home and her loved ones. 

Librarian Detective

Think Librarians are too timid to try and take down a killer? Think again. Seeking truth and justice is what we do.

The night Skylar sees a young woman being drugged and dragged out of a bar in her Nob Hill neighborhood, she's seriously alarmed. And when she makes the choice to follow them, her life is changed forever.

When horrible things happen, why do we look the other way? Even admitting crime takes place in our community is taboo.

The police either won't or can't pursue the case, and it goes cold. Skylar sees a different way. The serial killer is using dating and driving apps to target women in San Francisco. She makes the decision to put her library research and digital librarian hacker skills to good use.

Skylar Saffron, Librarian Detective is born.

The Last First Date

Beth Mulligan is single and kinda, maybe, possibly, ready to mingle. The recently divorced English teacher is all set to spend her summer relaxing and repairing her broken heart, but her friends and family have other plans. Her best friend Jen sets her up on one awkward blind date after another. Her well-meaning brother tries to hook her up with some of his friends. Even her dad suggests she sign up for a dating app.

As Beth spends the summer meeting and going out with new guys, her dates don’t always go as planned. In fact, most of the dates are awkward, comical, and downright disappointing. Still, once Beth gets back into the dating game, she’s hopeful that the next guy is the right guy and that their first date… will be her last first date.

Bound in Thought

There is only one rule everyone follows. Without choice or knowledge. One rule that everyone accepts to live and love by. You have a soulmate. Simple yet life-altering. You are connected in thought, with the ability to look inside each other's mind at any time. But you will only gain this ability at 21 years old, and only if you choose to activate the bond. Should you choose not to then you will live your life knowing that your soulmate is out there but you will never find them. What would you choose? Follow several people as they learn to live with the consequences of their choice.

Cinnamon Rolls and Running Shoes

Faith only wants Lance to notice her.

Faith  has loved Lance from afar since high school, but Lance has never spared her so much as a second glance. Lance doesn't date full figured women.

Alex has loved Faith since they were children- but will she ever see him as more than her nerdy best friend? 

When Faith decides to lose weight by entering the Annual Lovely Marathon, she is certain that she will finally catch Lance's eye. Alex, her asthmatic childhood best friend, reluctantly agrees to help; however, he fears that each mile Faith runs is taking her farther away from him. 

Can Faith overcome her love of Cinnamon Rolls and stick to marathon training? 

Faith and Alex have never quite belonged in their idyllic small town of Lovely, Pennsylvania. Faith was always mocked for her full figure and Alex, who was adopted from the Philippines, has always felt different from his very white classmates. 

Will Alex and Faith learn that in the end, you can't run from love? 

Cinnamon Rolls and Running Shoes is a sweet inspirational romance that that will nourish your soul like a warm tasty pastry! 

New installments on the first and fifteenth of every month! 

Everyday Adventures

What if you could be a different person every day? A sister with a ghost for a brother, the last human left on Earth, or a fugitive on the run from boarding school. Everyday Adventures is a collection of micro fiction and short stories that explore multiple genres and the art of story telling. 

TL;DR

TL;DR (or "Too long, didn't read") is a mostly autobiographical work with more than a hint of exaggeration, extrapolation and pure fantasy thrown in.

From railways to romance, horses for courses, mountains to molehills and the odd hiccup along the way, join our protagonist as he finally works out that being a man of few words is better than a man of many words.

TL;DR: read this book.

Legend of Alrum

Since he was a child, Alex Sith has vowed to one day slay the king of Alrum and avenge the death of his father. Now as a young man Alex leads a group of outlaws as he exacts his revenge by raiding villages and attacking innocent people, all in an attempt to force King Mana off of the throne. After years of evading capture, and taking his revenge out on the citizens of the kingdom, Alex finally meets his match in the form of a new type of challenge. A challenge he's not prepared for, the heart, of princess Kiaya.

The Billionaire Heartbreaker

An island in the Caribbean Sea, is home for Mia, who lives and works as her ancestors did on the Mangrove Mills estate. Abandoned as a baby by her mother, the scars refuse to heal. Secretly designing displays of the island’s flora for the high society, her success could be compromised by the new boss of the estate.

Luke Taylor or ‘The Billionaire Heartbreaker’ as he’s known in the media, is not all that he portrays. Emotionally crippled by his parent’s death, like Mia, he has to learn to face loss and pain and open up to love.

NB; New chapters are added on the 14th and 28th of each month. 

The Flexibilizer

I read your story holding my breath. It's beautiful. Very different. - Theo Horsten (author)

I read The Flexibilizer and I think it's incredible. Very impressive and written with a good feel for language. - Michel Ristenpatt (musician)

 

 

Finding Home

Abbie turns right instead of left when she leaves her mother's home one evening and it changes her life in ways she could never have imagined. 

She discovers a past she didn't know existed, a bright future and healing she didn't know she needed. 

The Long Walk Home (EMP)

Sophie is at work on a Friday morning when the unthinkable happens. An EMP has taken down the power grid and made all electronics, including cars, unusable. She must act quickly if she wants to get home which is fifty-six miles away. And what will she find if she does?

Angry Silence

This is a little more than a book of poetry. In this, my first book of verse, I have included a series of comic "Our Correspondent" news items that I wrote while my late wife and her friend (both American ladies) toured Ireland. Thier antics inspired me to write what I thought would be a funny anecdote. They proved popular in this book. Included here is material from a second book I am working on at the moment. Angry Silence is my Intrnational prize-winning poem. With each poem I try to explain why I wrote the poem or what inspired me; even my excuse for writing one or two. I have written rhyming verse for many years. Two Blues numbers that I wrote were written with deep feeling for the subject matter or the location and also appear here. A few more pieces of work have been included here. I hope you like this work.

Female Anonymous

Humorous short stories depicting female characters.

Long-Distance Love

The format for this short series is postcard length excerpts mailed between Andrew, a business assistant to a wealthy friend, and Jenna, a linguistic anthropologist. As the two of them travel the world separately, they meet via a postcard happenstance. They then find that they enjoy each other's company and become long-distance penpals, getting to know each other over many years. 

Forever Until We Meet

A woman faces a lonely life in a small town after her daughter leaves home and decides to spice up her life by letting loose on a computer discussion board.

Naive and new to computer forums, she's preyed upon by forum degenerates who pick off the weak and injured, disguised as a "Knight in Shining Armor."

Join with our heroine as she navigates her way through uncharted territories and survives, knowing more about herself, desires, strengths and abilties.

The Seaside Slayer: Killer Attraction Series Book 2

Genny Moretti is feeling sentimental about Brad Kaplan during a break from college.  He was better known to the world as the best selling murder mystery writer, Bradley Kingston.  She starts going through a box of his notes she believes are all from previous books, but finds a journal containing ideas about a new one that he never got the chance to write.  Inside is page after page about a serial killer and his victims.

She wants to write the book herself as a tribute to her deceased husband, which occupies her mind for months after the spring semester starts. Both of her children are enrolled in preschool, freeing up some time for her to attend college again with a full schedule.

Hank doesn’t resent his wife returning to school, but is upset with her obsession about writing the book.  A thirty-five year old fellow teacher at the middle school is extremely attracted to him.  He's doing his best to thwart her attempts for a sexual encounter.  When the woman is murdered, Hank becomes the prime suspect.

After the book is published, Genny becomes a person of interest for the police.  No one would have known the details except the real killer.  She could easily have found out about Hank’s alleged mistress and wanted her dead.  Is she the next victim, or is she guilty of murder?

WARNING:  This series contains Adult Language and Sexual Content.

Genevieve Grace: Killer Attraction Series Book 1

Genny Montgomery has an almost perfect senior year of high school. The brainy girl who no boy has ever looked at twice ends up with the hot and handsome quarterback of the football team when Hank Moretti moves back to Carolina Bay and searches for the girl he called GG, his special name for Genevieve Grace in elementary school.  

College life isn't quite as romantic as high school. Hank is so consumed with taking his football team to the championship and going professional that he has little time for Genny.  A debonair college professer, Dr. Max Lewis, starts giving her the attention she craves.  Will he be able to fulfill her sexual fantasies that have been poured out into three steamy novels?  

A murder mystery writer who lives next door, Bradley Kingston, gives Genny an advanced copy of his book.  One of the men in her life uses his plot line and throws her life into potentially deadly turmoil.  Who will survive the chain of events that unfold? 

WARNING:  This series contains Adult Language and Sexual Content.

The sequel in the Killer Attraction Series, The Seaside Slayer, is also available.  

Cold Lungs

Rowan and Levi are two nineteen-year old’s living separate lives. They’ve grown up in New York City and at a young age experience the onset of depression that leads them through the rest of their lives. Rowan grows up, clinging onto other children, growing an obsession with other people, to where he always wanted to touch them and be around them. As time went on, it became worse and he ended up getting in trouble and was left feeling like he did not belong and only had an increased sexual urge for other people. Meanwhile, Levi grew up with a relatively happy childhood, but following the death of his mom he spiraled down into a deep depression, unable to face the reality that he lost the person he loved the most. Because his sister was like his mother, he found himself falling for his own sister because she was like her. Eventually, he developed a persona where he tried to be anybody but himself around whoever he could fit in with so he would not have to face the depression that plagued his mind. The two end up meeting in a mental health facility, which causes them to become closer in the worst possible setting. 

For Christmas (The Morgan Sisters)

Meet the Morgan sisters: Jasmine, Paige, and Nina. It's the most wonderful time of the year, but these sisters are not expecting what's coming for Christmas.

Intrepid

The realms of Evren are in the midst of revolution— the newly established constitutional monarchy is democratizing the government, and science and industry are accelerating at the fastest rate in history. The world is changing, but for three women, change is a four letter word.

Arlenis, an Abyssal, cursed and banished to live among the mortals she refused to kill.

Nathania, a prophet, trying to find purpose after the Paragons abandon the world.

Verity, a blend, child of the Imperator and a fallen Paragon, who the Soraline, the Sisters of Fate, have just sent a sentinel— an honor normally reserved for deities.

But, when Valen, Paragon of Order, decides to reassert his control over the world, each begins to find meaning for the changes in their lives.

Three different times. Three different destinies. Three lives, entangled, that will change the course of Evren forever after the Day the Infinite Fell.

La Flor Manor II: Returning Home

This, the second book in the La Flor Manor Trilogy has Lizette and Feliciano married and returning to Spain in 1822. Prince Feliciano is happy to be home but will his parents the King and Queen be happy with his commoner wife. Tempers flare and secrets are revealed. What will become of the happy couple in this new world? Will their love survive the chaos that is in store? 

Lizette's powers are just starting to show, if she can't learn to control them she may lose them. Will her new mother-in-law use this against her like so many other things?

Feliciano is thrown to the wiles of his ex-girlfriend, by his mother, who is not at all pleased with his new bride. Will he choose accepted stability or the new found love that saved him and his friends?

View a complete list of ongoing and completed series here.



What’s it like for a woman working in IT? Kay has been struggling to answer that question for years. Does it mean that she’s often the only woman in the room? Yes. Does it mean she offers a perspective that no one else has? Yes. Does it mean she’s listened to because of her unique take on things? -- hold that thought. As Kay navigates her career and figures out what feminism truly looks...View Series


In HONEY, an obsessed woman stalks a young couple in New York City during their romantic road trip, determined to win her true love at any cost.

There are currently 20 chapters in this series to date.

Cover Design by Melody Simmons

 

 

 View Series


Life was simple, until I kidnapped her.

Ghost. The name of a man who is known for his ability to do the impossible. Of course, a hitman of his caliber is hard to find and his skills do not come cheap. Ghost has trained himself to be cold. A necessity when eliminating his victims. Take a job, complete it, get paid. Nothing more. Do as you're told. He has been successful with every hit he was...View Series



"Neverland was built upon harmony and cooperation. Though now we wondered if we could maintain that, without eternal childhood...."

 

Neverland, in the future, is no longer the utopia Wendy and her brothers once visited. Plagued by a curse and militant regime, the inhabitants are finding a new way to survive. 

 This is the story of Esmè, of Mermaid...View Series



Think Librarians are too timid to try and take down a killer? Think again. Seeking truth and justice is what we do.

The night Skylar sees a young woman being drugged and dragged out of a bar in her Nob Hill neighborhood, she's seriously alarmed. And when she makes the choice to follow them, her life is changed forever.

When horrible things happen, why do we look the other way? Even...View Series



Beth Mulligan is single and kinda, maybe, possibly, ready to mingle. The recently divorced English teacher is all set to spend her summer relaxing and repairing her broken heart, but her friends and family have other plans. Her best friend Jen sets her up on one awkward blind date after another. Her well-meaning brother tries to hook her up with some of his friends. Even her dad suggests she sign up for...View Series


There is only one rule everyone follows. Without choice or knowledge. One rule that everyone accepts to live and love by. You have a soulmate. Simple yet life-altering. You are connected in thought, with the ability to look inside each other's mind at any time. But you will only gain this ability at 21 years old, and only if you choose to activate the bond. Should you choose not to then you will live...View Series


Faith only wants Lance to notice her.

Faith  has loved Lance from afar since high school, but Lance has never spared her so much as a second glance. Lance doesn't date full figured women.

Alex has loved Faith since they were children- but will she ever see him as more than her nerdy best friend? 

When Faith decides to lose weight...View Series



What if you could be a different person every day? A sister with a ghost for a brother, the last human left on Earth, or a fugitive on the run from boarding school. Everyday Adventures is a collection of micro fiction and short stories that explore multiple genres and the art of story telling. 

 View Series


TL;DR (or "Too long, didn't read") is a mostly autobiographical work with more than a hint of exaggeration, extrapolation and pure fantasy thrown in.

From railways to romance, horses for courses, mountains to molehills and the odd hiccup along the way, join our protagonist as he finally works out that being a man of few words is better than a man of many words.

TL;DR:...View Series



Since he was a child, Alex Sith has vowed to one day slay the king of Alrum and avenge the death of his father. Now as a young man Alex leads a group of outlaws as he exacts his revenge by raiding villages and attacking innocent people, all in an attempt to force King Mana off of the throne. After years of evading capture, and taking his revenge out on the citizens of the kingdom, Alex finally meets his...View Series


An island in the Caribbean Sea, is home for Mia, who lives and works as her ancestors did on the Mangrove Mills estate. Abandoned as a baby by her mother, the scars refuse to heal. Secretly designing displays of the island’s flora for the high society, her success could be compromised by the new boss of the estate.

Luke Taylor or ‘The Billionaire Heartbreaker’ as he’s known...View Series



I read your story holding my breath. It's beautiful. Very different. - Theo Horsten (author)

I read The Flexibilizer and I think it's incredible. Very impressive and written with a good feel for language. - Michel Ristenpatt (musician)

 

 

 View Series


Abbie turns right instead of left when she leaves her mother's home one evening and it changes her life in ways she could never have imagined. 

She discovers a past she didn't know existed, a bright future and healing she didn't know she needed. 

 View Series


Sophie is at work on a Friday morning when the unthinkable happens. An EMP has taken down the power grid and made all electronics, including cars, unusable. She must act quickly if she wants to get home which is fifty-six miles away. And what will she find if she does?

 View Series


This is a little more than a book of poetry. In this, my first book of verse, I have included a series of comic "Our Correspondent" news items that I wrote while my late wife and her friend (both American ladies) toured Ireland. Thier antics inspired me to write what I thought would be a funny anecdote. They proved popular in this book. Included here is material from a second book I am working...View Series


Humorous short stories depicting female characters.

 View Series


The format for this short series is postcard length excerpts mailed between Andrew, a business assistant to a wealthy friend, and Jenna, a linguistic anthropologist. As the two of them travel the world separately, they meet via a postcard happenstance. They then find that they enjoy each other's company and become long-distance penpals, getting to know each other over many years. 

 View Series


A woman faces a lonely life in a small town after her daughter leaves home and decides to spice up her life by letting loose on a computer discussion board.

Naive and new to computer forums, she's preyed upon by forum degenerates who pick off the weak and injured, disguised as a "Knight in Shining Armor."

Join with our heroine as she navigates her way through...View Series



Genny Moretti is feeling sentimental about Brad Kaplan during a break from college.  He was better known to the world as the best selling murder mystery writer, Bradley Kingston.  She starts going through a box of his notes she believes are all from previous books, but finds a journal containing ideas about a new one that he never got the chance to write.  Inside is page after page...View Series


Genny Montgomery has an almost perfect senior year of high school. The brainy girl who no boy has ever looked at twice ends up with the hot and handsome quarterback of the football team when Hank Moretti moves back to Carolina Bay and searches for the girl he called GG, his special name for Genevieve Grace in elementary school.  

College life isn't quite...View Series



Rowan and Levi are two nineteen-year old’s living separate lives. They’ve grown up in New York City and at a young age experience the onset of depression that leads them through the rest of their lives. Rowan grows up, clinging onto other children, growing an obsession with other people, to where he always wanted to touch them and be around them. As time went on, it became worse and...View Series


Meet the Morgan sisters: Jasmine, Paige, and Nina. It's the most wonderful time of the year, but these sisters are not expecting what's coming for Christmas.

 View Series


The realms of Evren are in the midst of revolution— the newly established constitutional monarchy is democratizing the government, and science and industry are accelerating at the fastest rate in history. The world is changing, but for three women, change is a four letter word.

Arlenis, an Abyssal, cursed and banished to live among the mortals she refused to kill.

Nathania, a prophet,...View Series



This, the second book in the La Flor Manor Trilogy has Lizette and Feliciano married and returning to Spain in 1822. Prince Feliciano is happy to be home but will his parents the King and Queen be happy with his commoner wife. Tempers flare and secrets are revealed. What will become of the happy couple in this new world? Will their love survive the chaos that is in store? 

Lizette's...View Series

View a complete list of ongoing and completed series here.