Here’s my news!!
I’m happy to announce that I’ve signed a two book deal for for my Ascendant series with Crescent Moon Press. The exact publication date is yet to be determined but, believe me, you’ll hear it here first.
I’ve never really posted much about this work so here’s the low down on the first book (currently titled) ASCENDANT.
Charlotte’s mother, beautiful and kind but always a mystery, disappeared unexpectedly four years ago. Charlotte Stevens is sixteen now, grieving for her missing mother, and facing expulsion from West Christian Academy. She is not usually a liar, or a cheat, but she did turn in a downloaded paper on Richard II. When her father, famous for the Dirk Kruger mysteries, shows up to the discipline meeting drunk, Charlotte is sent to stay with the only relative she has, an uncle she’s never met in England, while her father spends three months trying to sober up.
Once in England, Charlotte meets Caleb, a budding Egyptologist, and his younger punk princess sister, Sophie. Together they explore Gaersum Aern, the lavish family manor her mother grew up in. While staying in her mother’s childhood room, Charlotte discovers a stone puzzle box that contains a pentagram necklace and a note from her mother—clues to her mother’s disappearance. Charlotte, Caleb and Sophie piece together family trees, Shakespeare and arcane Egyptian symbols, while trying to discover who is working to derail their efforts–and why. The family manor contains many secrets and hidden histories, keys to the elegant and graceful mystery Charlotte called mom and hopefully, a trail to finding her.
So I am thrilled beyond measure that ASCENDANT has found a publishing home and I can’t wait to show and tell more in the near future!
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