Books

I am a science fiction writer, with progressive, feminist themes, and diverse characters. I include a lot of social commentary, and I ask big questions. I self-published a number of novels under my old name, and I have finished the process of doing some new covers, and light edits, and putting them back up. There are a couple of novels, particularly in the Casitian Universe series, as well as the Cassiopeia Chronicles, that are complete, but I'm waiting to complete all to release as omnibus versions. (All of the books will be available on Smashwords and potentially a few other places - I don't intend to release Amazon Kindle versions, although you can always read the .mobi versions available on Smashwords on your Kindle.) Titles in Italics are titles that are, for varied reasons, in progress and unfinished. I have no idea whether or when they might be available. Below titles with links are links to Smashwords, where the books are available for purchase.

The Casitian Universe Series

The Casitian Omnibus book cover

This series starts with the premise that a large group of human beings were stolen from Earth during the Neolithic period, enslaved by an alien race, finally freed, and given their own planet. They return to Earth a few thousand years later in the early 2010’s. Themes include culture clash, politics, spirituality, and the environment. And there are lots of surprises in store!

The Expedition Book Cover

When Casitian physician Jam’elo makes a research trip to the western United States in 1859, he quickly becomes emotionally involved with Earth and its inhabitants. In his journeys, Jam’elo learns more about racism and slavery than he had ever hoped to know, falls in love with a widow in Oregon, who he returns with to Virginia, on a trip that will threaten both their love and their survival. (A prequel.)

  • “The Expedition”

  • The Sequel Omnibus (in progress)

    • “The Human Family” – Sequel to “Humans Untied”
    • Unification (in progress)
  • The Prequel Omnibus (in progress)

    • “Capture” – the story of the initial capture in the Neolithic
    • "Discovery" -- The galactic community discovers the theft of humans (in progress)

The Cassiopeia Chronicles

This is a straight-up space opera set in our own solar system in the early 22nd Century, when being an asteroid hunter can be lucrative (with an emphasis on can) and Mars colonies are jostling for power. Oh, and, aliens. Themes include political intrigue, economics, spirituality, and first contact.

  • The Cassieopeia Chronicles Omnibus (in progress)
    • “The Right Asteroid”
    • “The Saturn Moon”
    • “Leaving Mars” (in progress)

The House Trageri Saga

House Trageri Omnibus Cover

This blend of science fiction and fantasy takes place on Capella IV, a colony where some people, at least, have forgotten where they came from. Themes of gender and sexuality, family structure, political structures, and cultural differences are primary in this series.

Stand-alone Novels

"Son of Rage and Love" (work in progress)

Friends with Wings

Friends with Wings Cover

The year is 2102, the earth is in crisis, and Trina, a gutsy young woman from a poor family, is forced to sell herself into slavery to pay off her family’s debt. To her surprise, she ends up being sent into space to help colonize a star. Her future seems bright until crisis strikes the colony – leaving Trina the only human being left alive on Planet Johannes.

"Friends with Wings"

The Artifact

The Artifact Cover

Melinda is a rebellious teenager, who just wants to explore her world, a world made tiny by the fundamentalist leaders of her colony. She finds a mysterious artifact, then gets banished from her colony only to learn that her world is far larger than what she learned it was.

“The Artifact”