Set against post-collapse and far-future backdrops, my novels are best described as speculative fiction with a romantic twist. I love to explore the roles of young women in the various societies that could emerge after a complete global collapse. My heroines always find ways to challenge their roles and societal expectations, and though they all fall in love, and are often conflicted in love, they don’t let their relationships define them.
The most important thing to remember is this: to be ready at any moment to give up what you are for what you might become. ~ W.E.B. Du Bois
Since my settings are mostly low-tech, or split between high and low-tech, my stories often take on an historical fiction feel. This type of setting allows me to explore some old-fashioned issues through a modern lens.
Love, friendship, family, belonging, home, secrets, and conflicting worlds are some of the recurring themes in my novels. Also: I’m a sucker for love triangles. Sorry! (Not sorry!) Although there are consummated love scenes, they are not explicit in detail. However, the suggested reading age is 17 and up.
My debut novel, Ashes Swept, is available in print and e-book on Amazon.com.
New Adult (NA) is an emerging book category featuring protagonists between the ages of 18 and 26, focusing on themes and situations common during that time of life. There’s a misconception that NA is super-sexed up Young Adult fiction, but that’s not actually true. NA fiction runs the gamut of genres, and the romance heat levels vary from sweet to erotic as is typical in any genre of fiction.
Speculative fiction is an umbrella term for genres like sci-fi, fantasy, post-apocalyptic, dystopian, supernatural, magical realism, steampunk, alternate history, far-future, and superhero fiction. These genres explore imagined worlds and circumstances that are very different from our own.