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Adult SF Novel // A convict goes to work on a struggling space farm and must decide between saving it or seeking revenge on those who framed her.
Stopping an execution was never part of his plan. Matthias Rowan is just a simple farmer, struggling to make ends meet and do right by his kid. He only came to the Enforcement Center looking for cheap labor. So why in the hells is he removing a noose from a woman as likely to turn the rope on him as to thank him?
Because times are tough on Lund Moon—talk of war with Central Planet has reached an all-time high, Laborers are leaving for more profitable moons, and Chancellor Lund is forcing Matt to plant Pulsars. Planting the profitable energy crop wouldn’t be such a bad deal except that Pulsars explode and the Laborers who harvest them charge more than Matt could ever afford.
Which is why he picks her over all the other, non-lethal Convicts. It eases his conscience just enough. Convict Bryn is the former Bondservant of Chancellor Lund, condemned to hang for murdering her own sister. Stopping her execution binds her to Matt for a lifetime of free labor, but Bryn’s reasons for accepting the dangerous job go beyond saving her own life. She plans to escape Rowan Farm and seek revenge on her sister’s real killer—the Chancellor’s son.
THE NAMELESS binds two strangers in seemingly contradictory missions. As Matt struggles to save his farm from the Chancellor and Bryn seeks revenge on the son, each is compelled to fight for the other, forcing them to decide between families of blood or families of choice.
Intended as the first in a series, THE NAMELESS is complete at 93,000 words.
Diary of a Nameless:
Novella Prequel to The Nameless // The diary of a child Bondservant saved from one master, only to be used by another.
Available on WordPress and Wattpad. Updated weekly.
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YA Fantasy // Half of the country has been drained of all life, turned into a desert wasteland. The other half is lush and prosperous. A wall divides them. It’s up to three sisters to break it down or tear each other apart.
Past the Frontier:
Narrative Non-Fiction // Generations of strong-willed women persevere against fate and man to build a legacy on a little farm in Iowa.
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SF Pilot & Feature // The illegitimate daughter of the President is forced to captain a spaceship ambulance and uncovers the lies behind her father’s dynasty.
In a world where Earth has been ravaged by global warming, many citizens live on an opulent space station called SAT. But capacity is limited on SAT and only the highest priority citizens (the brains and the rich) get a room with a view. The poor folks have to stick it out on a dying planet.
Enter Anna Kensey, President Kensey’s illegitimate problem child. When Anna defies orders one too many times, her father shunts her out of the limelight of military command and on to captain the scum of the fleet – a Medical Freighter. Medical Freighters journey from SAT to Earth to help the citizens forced to survive on a planet that’s determined to kill them. With her crew of misfit doctors, Anna begins to discover the corruption and lies lurking behind the Kensey Dynasty.
Safe Passage placed in the semifinals of the PAGE Awards, was a finalist in the Storypros Awards, and is being shopped by Producer Chris Coggins.
SF Pilot // A rookie soldier from the future travels through alternate realities on a broken time-machine to save the fiancé she left behind.
Historical Drama Pilot // The true story of the lives, loves and losses of generations of Hunters as they work the family farm from its founding in 1863 to modern times.
The series is a true story about the vast Hunter family and their decades of struggles to keep their farm. The pilot starts in 1863 as orphan Jonathan Hunter is about to enter into a marriage of convenience with socialite Sarah Scofield. All so that he may fulfill his father’s dying wish and build a Hunter homestead. But the Scofield’s aren’t happy about their eligible daughter marrying a nameless farmer. Sarah’s overbearing sister is determined to destroy the match.
Meanwhile, Jonathan has to manage his fragile younger sister and the interfering mother who abandoned them. When the Scofield’s learn their eldest son was killed in the battle of Gettysburg and that Jonathan has lost the prime real estate he intended to make their farm, timid Sarah is faced with a choice — family honor or personal freedom. Jonathan must put aside his pride and convince Sarah to become a partner in a new life.
Dramedy Pilot // On Blackcliff Island water is currency, so when lawyer Michelle returns after inheriting her estranged father’s marina, she must learn to swim or risk sinking the family business.
The series centers on Michelle McDaniel and Matt Young. Michelle is a disillusioned lawyer who abandons her life in the city to take over her father’s marina on an island in the Pacific Northwest. Young is a troubled ex-Coast Guard Lieutenant who has been running the place since Michelle’s father’s death.
In the pilot, Michelle arrives on Blackcliff Island after rejecting a marriage proposal and partnership at her law-firm. She and Young immediately butt heads over the management of McDaniel’s Marina. When Young quits, Michelle discovers replacing him is no easy task. And Young realizes his debts to various casinos can’t be paid with good will. The two must learn to work together or risk the Marina being bought out by an enterprising Mayor.
Drama Feature // A rigid doctor and a town delinquent form a makeshift family when they hide a runaway boy from social services.
Drama Pilot // After an accident rocks the small town of Bayford, the inhabitants discover that life, love and forgiveness aren’t as easy to come by as they thought.
This pilot was filmed in its entirety by the talented students of Central Washington University. It is available to watch HERE.
I am in the process of adapting some of these works to novels.