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The Timely Death Trilogy
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Minutes Before Sunset, Book 1 of The Timely Death Trilogy
Releases July 28, 2015
Two destinies. One death.
“Her kiss could kill us, and my consent signed our death certificates.”
Eric Welborn isn’t completely human, but he isn’t the only shade in the small Midwest town of Hayworth. With one year left before his eighteenth birthday, Eric is destined to win a long-raging war for his kind. But then she happens. In the middle of the night, Eric meets a nameless shade, and she’s powerful—too powerful—and his beliefs are altered. The Dark has lied to him, and he’s determined to figure out exactly what lies were told, even if the secrets protect his survival.
Jessica Taylor moves to Hayworth, and her only goal is to find more information on her deceased biological family. Her adoptive parents agree to help on one condition: perfect grades. And Jessica is distraught when she’s assigned as Eric’s class partner. He won’t help, let alone talk to her, but she’s determined to change him—even if it means revealing everything he’s strived to hide.
Seconds Before Sunrise, Book 2 of The Timely Death Trilogy
Two nightmares. One memory.
“Chaos within destiny. It was the definition of our love.”
Eric has weeks before his final battle when he’s in an accident. Forced to face his human side, he knows he can’t survive if he fights alone. But he doesn’t want to surrender, even if he becomes the sacrifice for war.
Jessica’s memory isn’t the only thing she’s lost. Her desire to find her parents is gone and so is her confidence. But when fate leaves nightmares behind, she decides to find the boy she sees in them, even if it risks her sanity.
Death Before Daylight, Book 3 of The Timely Death Trilogy
Two eternities. One ending.
“Harmony would only come with destruction.”
The moment Eric and Jessica are reunited, they are torn apart. After the appearance of a new breed of shades and lights, the powers shift for the worse, and all three descendants find themselves face-to-face in the Light realm. When Darthon is in control, the last thing everyone expects is to finally hear the truth.
While Jessica learns the reason of her creation, Darthon’s identity is exposed to Eric—and only Eric—and Eric can no longer defend himself. With the eternities of the Light and the Dark resting on Jessica’s shoulders, she must choose who she will be—a light or a shade.
In the end, someone must die, and the end is near.
But sixteen-year-old Sophia Gray has other problems.
Between her father’s illegal forgery and her friend’s troubling history, the last thing Sophia needs is an unexpected encounter with a boy.
He’s wild, determined, and one step ahead of her. But when his involvement with tomo threatens her friends and family, Sophia has to make a decision: fight for a future she cannot see or sacrifice her loved ones to the world of tomorrow.
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No longer available: to be re-released in the future.
In the city of Vendona, bad bloods aren’t considered human; they aren’t even considered animals. They are lower than that. The parents of these creatures abandon them. The cities shun them, and the government massacres them.
In 2089, an election threatens a revolt, and two bad bloods meet. Among the chaos, their accidental relationship reveals a twisted history, and citizens are forced to make a decision. Battles begin, love blossoms, and three brothers’ past repeats, while bad bloods focus on their only goal: to survive.
And very few of them will.
the poem, “Regretful Memories“
Published in LALUNA Magazine, “Regretful Memories” is a singular, standalone poem that I had kept in the depths of my desk drawer until one evening. A great photographer, Sofie Sund, called for submissions for her new magazine, and I did it immediately – without thinking too hard about it (or I probably wouldn’t have submitted it due to my perfectionist nature.) But – my surprise – I received an acceptance letter a few weeks later. My poem featured in the very first edition that you can buy here or even check out a preview here. LALUNA is an inspirational magazine for youth.
two poems, “On being overweight” and “To my mother”
Published in The Quill, two of my poems were shared with readers of Ohio and the United States. One is titled “To my mother – 5643 days after your death” and the other is titled “On being overweight (whatever that means)”. After being contacted by the editor of the magazine, I gladly submitted, and I was ecstatic to hear these two poems were accepted. They are both very important poems – one being an exploration of time within grievance and the other one being a focus on society’s perception of beauty and importance within physical appearances as well as culture focus.
I had the wonderful opportunity to share a great semester with talented poets, and our collection, “Poems: a collection of works by twelve young Kansas poets” was privately published at the end of our semester. It was also dedicated to my roommate, Kristine Andersen, who passed away October 7, 2012. If you’re a loved one of Kristine Andersen, email me via my Contact Page, and I will send you the link for distributing.
Unfortunately, I cannot offer to sell this collection, but I thought I would share the poems inside, so click the picture!
If you want to read more about this accomplishment, click here.
My personal essay, Nowhere, was published in the winter edition of the literary magazine, Fine Lines. My essay follows my life on the road and questions what it means to have hometown when you haven’t stayed still for very long at all. This is my story of being from “nowhere.”
Published February 10, 2015
The Pink Scarf (Ashtrays to Jawbreakers, V. 2)
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Although this story is among my shortest pieces, I am very grateful for the opportunity to share it with the world. Without giving too much away, I believe that mental health is a complicated world we must discuss, so I wrote this piece with a heavy heart and a stomach full of coffee.
My short story, Sean’s Bullet, was originally written in my college writing class during my freshman year. Unlike my novels, it is military-fiction, and it was inspired by stories I’ve heard from soldiers. Sean’s Bullet is dedicated to every man and woman who has served.