Feathered Heart

A YA Fantasy of 77,000 words

Neverland is dying. Francesca could be the key, but she was raised by the island’s nemesis—Hook himself. Will Neverland find her worthy?


Seventeen-year-old Francesca lives an extremely structured life. As an early high school graduate, she enters her first year at college in a school her father picked out for her, feeling trapped under his controlling thumb. James Rogers only wants to protect his precious daughter from his past, but it backfires when Francesca finds a portal to Neverland and gets thrown into a land of make-believe. 


In this world of dangers and magic, Peter Pan is far older than a child, Tinkerbell has secretly been Francesca’s life-long best friend, and the island is in shambles because of James—and it wants revenge. Francesca seems to be the only one who can save Neverland from its extinction, but how can she possibly be a savior when her father is the island’s natural enemy? Can James convince her he’s not the villain everyone makes him out to be? Where do you line drawn between enemy and family?

Winner 1st Place Best YA Sci-Fi/Fantasy


Short Stories

Welcome the Flame

A Fantasy short story

They thawed. Now they're coming.

Every spring, thirteen-year-old Fern and her family welcome the Thawed back into their lives. After their harsh winter of slumber, her frozen family members are bound to be a little irritable. Only this spring, something has gone dangerously wrong. Her family members are hungering for the heat that only blood can provide. The Thawed no longer wear the faces of her family—they wear the faces of death. 

On borrowed time, Fern must escape the fingers of the Thawed long enough to save her sister the cold. Based on the New England legend of the Frozen Folk, this fantasy has its roots in historical fact and fiction.

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