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The Shimmering

Dark Descent
A psychological fantasy and visionary novella about a young woman who stumbles upon the world of her creators, only to discover she holds the key that will open the doorway to return home . . . and set the forces of evil free.
book cover visionary urban fantasy romance
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My Story

I'm an artist. Been drawing since I can remember, painting once I could afford paint, and taking photos and eventually video when I needed more avenues of creativity. It is what I do.

So naturally I went for a Fine Arts degree and graduated from the University of the Incarnate Word with a BFA in Photography and Communications Arts. Ever the creator, I discovered a passion for storytelling through role-playing games and character creation. My earliest writings were short stories - offshoots from the characters I created. Believing that their tales were too big to let die, I allowed them to take on a life of their own. The relationship between creator and the created is the premise behind my debut series, The Shimmering - a modern love story in an urban fantasy. 

I currently reside in the city of Saint Anthony.

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The Shimmering

Dark Descent, Book One

What bloggers have to say about Book One...

“The characters had an appeal and intrigue that kept me hooked to the book.”

Bookish Fame 

“It's fast-paced, it has engaging characters, and the story caught my attention very quickly, which is often harder than you'd think considering how much I read.”
Momma Says to Read or Not to Read

“…the book was written well and the concepts were executed conscientiously making the prose flow smoothly.”

The Reading Bud

The Butterfly Thief

Book Two


Book Three

My Books
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