Monthly Archives: August 2014

For the Star Wars fans

A little snippet from the new novel I’m writing, which is about mental health and swing dancing. Zack is nervous about teaching his first ever dance lesson, when he and his partner realize that a lot more students will be attending than they anticipated:


“What did she do to them?” Sophia wondered aloud. “There’s some kind of Pied Piper voodoo magic going on here. Zack, do you think Rhea might be a Jedi?”

“I doubt it,” Zack muttered, but Sophia only grinned and quoted back the obvious retort: “I find your lack of faith … disturbing.”

And I’m not the dance teacher you’re looking for, Zack thought.


Chapter 1, Part B is up!

Chapter 1, Part B of Gateways is posted! It’s a day early because I moved apartments this weekend and my Internet access may be sporadic tomorrow. I hope you enjoy it!

Click here to read the new chapter.

Or, click here to start from the beginning.

The Pre-Order Frenzy: First Free Chapter is Up

Gateways is starting, very slowly, to enter the real world.

Every Monday evening from now until the release date (October 20), I will be releasing a chapter or half-chapter at the Sample Chapters page of this site. All told, you can read the first six chapters free, right here.

I am pleased to announce that Chapter 1, Part A has been posted! It’s one of the most important pieces of the entire novel (aren’t introductions always like that?) Read it here.

And now for another special request for my friends and supporters:

Pre-orders are very important, and this release of chapters is going to be the major push. My goal is to have people coming back week after week to read these chapters, hopefully building anticipation for the actual release. But I can’t do that alone. Please tell your friends to check out the sample chapters and share a link to Chapter 1, Part A on your Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites. I don’t ask you to try to convince anyone to actually buy the book — I’m confident enough in Gateways to believe the chapters themselves will do that — but if you have a moment, please do point your friends in my direction. With all of your support, this launch can become something truly incredible.

Thank you so much, with all my heart.


New Release Date and Sample Chapters

A column of shimmering white light burst from the ground inches from where Jayla was standing, and she jumped backward, startled. She heard Brenner let out a whoop of joy, and then she saw him, bathed in another column of purple light. New columns started bursting up all around them, red and green and orange and silver. He passed through two of the columns and they seemed to explode into fountains, streams of coloured light cascading down like the tails of fireworks. It was the most beautiful sight Jayla had ever seen.

northern lights

Friends, gather round.  You seek adventure. You seek light. You seek magic. You have come to the right place.

Two pieces of big news today. First, that which you seek can be yours three weeks earlier than originally planned. The new release date for Gateways will be October 20, 2014 — up from the original date of November 10, 2014.

Second, to help you make up your mind on whether Gateways is the book for you (hint: it is), I am going to be releasing sample chapters or half-chapters every Monday from now until then. Go to the new Sample Chapters page to see the release schedule!

And if you like the sample chapters, please consider pre-ordering your copy of the full novel.

Thank you so much, once again, for all of your support. I am so excited that Gateways is that much closer to being released into the world.