NEW AND UPCOMING BOOKS
BETWEEN WILD AND RUIN
September 2019 (Bad Apple Books)
Truth, like love, isn’t always obvious.
Seventeen-year-old Ruby Brooks has never had a boyfriend. After moving to small-town La Luna, New Mexico following her mother’s untimely death, boys aren’t even on her radar. Ruby just wants to forget the last horrible year and blend in. But when she discovers an ancient pueblo ruin in the forest behind her house, and meets Ezra, a bitter recluse whose once-perfect face was destroyed in an accident he won’t talk about; Angel, La Luna’s handsome sheriff’s deputy, and Leo, a stranger who only appears near the ruin, Ruby finds herself teetering between love, mystery, and other worlds.What happened to Ezra’s face? And why is she so attracted to the one boy in town everyone despises? As Ruby unravels her own connections to both Ezra and the pueblo ruin,she’ll learn surfaces are deceiving. Especially in the heart of New Mexico, where spirits and legends aren’t always just campfire stories.
WILD OPEN FACES
Coming December 2020 (Bad Apple Books)
Wild Open Faces, Book Two in the 'Wild and Ruin' Trilogy
Surfaces are deceiving. After escaping the Otherworld and falling for Ezra, it’s a truism Ruby knows to take to heart. But Ruby is also in love, and Ezra, Angel, and Racine are the best friends and family Ruby always wanted. La Luna finally feels like home and with graduation just weeks away and a cushy internship on an archeological dig not far from the nearby Pecos pueblo in her pocket, it’s easy to ignore the ruin behind her house and her puzzling connection to it. Which is why when Angel’s deadbeat father shows up in La Luna after 20 years, stirring up new questions about the ruin and Ruby’s mother, Ruby’s first inclination is to downplay the alarm bells in her head.
But denial only gets you so far, and when the archeological dig starts unearthing mysterious artifacts with connections to both the fabled ancestral Aztec city of Aztlan and the Pecos Pueblo, Ruby must face that being True of Heart means more than just an uncertain future — it means re-visiting the ruin, saving La Luna, and staring down New Mexico’s fabled gods and monsters. Will Ezra and her friends still stand by her as she embraces her legacy? Love is enigmatic, especially in the heart of New Mexico, and if there’s one thing Ruby does know, it’s that Ezra’s heart is the biggest mystery of them all.
TBA (Summer 2021)
Indy harbors secret identities: former dead girl, crazy-pants wearer, UFO prognosticator, girl secretly in love with bad-boy Sawyer Reyes, and fringe internet radio host, 'Orion.'
After drowning in Holy Ghost River in second grade, Indy was miraculously resurrected. At the time, she swore that an ephemeral ghost-boy with neon eyes saved her, but her doctors wrote it off to oxygen deprivation. Now, in her junior year of high school, she’s started divining coordinates that lead to bonafide UFO sightings. Obsessed with whether drowning and the coordinates are somehow connected (or whether she’s going crazy), Indy establishes the late-night internet radio show, True North – where she masquerades as the host ‘Orion’ — to air her fears, hoping listeners will help her solve the mystery. But as more of Indy’s predictions come to fruition, and True North morphs from fringe entertainment to internet phenomenon, Indy’s coordinates jump-start a movement that surpasses Indy's own narrative. As Indy grapples with her own doubts over what might be unfolding in the skies above her, True North becomes a catalyst for change that kindles a wave of activism on high school campuses, and between helping ‘Henry,’ an anonymous caller who claims he’s an alien looking to find his way ‘home,’ and trying to keep her own identity as the voice of True North secret, Indy hazards serious exposure to unravel the enigma. The answer is out there, and Indy’s burgeoning romance with bad boy Sawyer may be key but unlocking it means hazarding serious mental and physical harm, not to mention jeopardizing Sawyer and her friends’ safety. In the end, Indy, along with her best friends and Sawyer, who himself often seems impossibly inhuman, risk it all to send Henry ‘home,’ discovering ultimately, that any impending alien apocalypse is more of a hopeful extraterrestrial endorsed revolution.
IF THIS IS NOT AN EXIT
Coming Summer 2021
Sneak Peak coming soon! Stay tuned.