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I write character-driven science fiction filled with emotion, adventure, and the exploration of new worlds. It’s a pleasure to introduce someone to the story worlds and people I’ve come to know so well — I hope you find something here that resonates with you.

A Signal for Redemption

The ark ship Redemption is in orbit around its destination, a new home world thousands of lightyears from Earth, and it’s failing apart. The  passengers, the settlers, are desperate to land before life support systems fail   but there’s no sign of the colony or the technologically advanced society they expected to find. Landing depends on a signal from outside the ship that requires a blend of technology and psychic energy, and there’s no sign of that, either.

Piers Haldon is the strongest Empath the ship can spare. Under the guise of exploration, he’s on the planet to find the descendants of the colonists who share his ability. If he can’t, he’ll be the only Empath outside the ship, and he’ll try to generate the signal alone. He hasn’t said it out loud, but he’s pretty sure he can’t keep the ship from fiery disaster by himself. For the sake of his three thousand fellow passengers, though, he’s willing to die trying.

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Said and Read Blog

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Real Life is Crowded

Keeping track of a large cast of characters in fiction can be a challenge, but there’s a really good reason why sometimes it’s worth the work.

A Word for Home

A Word for Home

House, home, dwelling, residence… I’ve been thinking about the nuances of these words and why the distinctions matter.

The Story Begins at Midnight

The Story Begins at Midnight

Beginnings and endings are important inflection points in stories and in life, but the significance depends on context and perspective.