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Ever since I was little, I’ve had a love for all types of speculative fiction, whether it’s science fiction, fantasy, or any sub-genre in between. As a girl, I plastered my walls with posters of unicorns and wizards, castles and dragons; and now that I’m grown-up, I plaster my desktop with images of space stations, planets, and starscapes.  Speculative fiction is food for the imagination. It makes us think, makes us dream, makes us open our eyes to all the wondrous things around us. It takes us places we could never go in real life, to the furthest reaches of the universe and beyond, but in the end, always brings us back home, safe and sound.

I’ve written stories for middle grade, young adult, and adult audiences, and my short fiction has been published or is forthcoming in multiple magazines. Nova, the first book in my 5-book science fiction series, was released by DAW Books in June 2015. For more information about the book, please feel free to visit my Books page or check out the Amazon listing.

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ARCHANGEL is coming!

After eighteen long months, I’m happy to announce that Archangel, the sequel to Nova and the second book in The Spectre War series is on its way! Copy edits are done, page proofs will be finished up within the next couple weeks, and the book is heading to production. Mark your calendars–the official release date for Archangel is March 7th, 2017! It can be pre-ordered at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and Book Depository. For any readers outside the USA, don’t forget–Book Depository ships free worldwide!

Curious what’s to come after the surprising twists and turns in Nova? Take a look at the cover blurb for Archangel below:

ARCHANGEL (DAW Books, 2017)

An enemy you can’t kill. A soldier who can’t fight. An interstellar war that can’t be won…until now.

As a soldier of the Celestial Expanse, Guardian First Class Michael Sorenson knows better than anyone that when the Spectres invade, there are only two options. Run or die. However, his defensive war takes on a whole new spin when he’s recruited into Division 7, a Research & Development facility with the ultimate mission: to create a large-scale weapon that can kill Spectres en masse.

Here Michael joins a team of military elite who have the daring—and dangerous—task of taking new weapons prototypes out into the field for testing on enemy troops. Yet the closer they come to developing a working WMD, the more it becomes clear: There’s a saboteur in R&D.

With all signs pointing to a massive Spectre attack brewing on the horizon, the creation of a new weapons system yields an opportunity to end the threat once and for all. As the days count down toward its launch, Michael must hunt down the saboteur . . . before the saboteur hunts down him.