Piper Deez and the Case of the Winter Planet
Detective Piper Deez, newlywed but still hardboiled, is a solar system away from home investigating murder and thievery on Alta-na-Schell, the Winter Planet. Who can she trust? Who should she trust? Why didn’t anyone tell her monogamy was going to be this difficult? Eye of the Storm, a domed city riven by clan rivalries and corruption—with only fingerlengths of shielding protecting its denizens from certain death—may hold some answers and, perhaps, even the end of Piper Deez.
If monogamy doesn’t get to her first…
“So The Taino Call It”
Published in the 2012 alternate history/espionage anthology, Substitution Cipher, “So The Taino Call It” tells the tale of Rodrigo de Escobedo, a Portuguese spy on Christopher Columbus’s first voyage to the New World.
Substitution Cipher is available at Candlemark & Gleam (My publisher. Buy directly from them and all your money supports indie publishing.), Barnes & Noble, Amazon (paperback), Amazon (Kindle), Kobo Books, and Book Depository.
“To The Edges”
Appearing in Crossed Genres‘ 2013 anthology, Winter Well: Speculative Novellas About Older Women. It’s the year 2042, and Chicago native Zedalia Bleakstead finds her middle-aged self unemployed, confronted with a city in crisis, and dreaming of walls of fire. So, why not move to western Iowa and start over? What could possibly go wrong?
Winter Well is sadly no longer in print.