My Writing

I am writing a Sci-Fi/Fantasy novel.


I took two years off from Microsoft Studios Xbox to pursue writing full time. When I left, I had  2/3rd of a first draft. Then a brilliant person pointed out how too much backstory meant I needed a first novel. What I had in hand was book two. At this point, I realized I was in over my head and signed up for the UW writing certificate program.

Now I’m back to work full time at Minecraft, have an agent waiting for my book, and trying to balance meetings with my writing critique group with avoiding creepers, skeletons, and Enderman.

My hope is to finish Book One in the Winter 2018 and Publish in early 2020


Book One: 88,000 word count


 Where a spunky young woman gains magical powers that she needs to learn to control before anyone is hurt or worse, but will she succeed when her own mentor hates her, her love betrays her, and the price of controlling her powers is too high? 


Book Two: 55,000 word count


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