Published Works

Below is a list of my available published stories. Most of them can be found on Amazon and other online bookstores. If you scroll to the bottom you can find a list of FREE to read stories.

SHORT STORY COLLECTION

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Beautiful & Deadly: A Fantasy Collection (Graceful Doe Publications, Sept 2015)

There are supernatural creatures that exist in our world—hidden from human eyes—but what happens when their world meets ours? From vampires to shapeshifters, superheroes to witches, evil spirits to friendly fae, angels and demons, and even Death, this collection of 16 stories explores these supernatural beings and their affect on the humans they encounter.

SINGLE SHORT STORY TITLES

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Annabeth and the Wolf (Torquere Press, May 2014)

Annabeth’s grandmother wants her to attract a husband. Annabeth wants nothing more than to run away with the beautiful shape shifter she meets in the woods. Annabeth sadly departs for her grandmother’s house to meet her fate and do her duty, but her shape shifter lover has other ideas in mind.

Nothing is as it seems when Annabeth arrives at her grandmother’s house, but who is the real trickster?

ANTHOLOGIES

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‘Spectrum and Captain Awesome vs. Arachnid’

SuperHERo Tales: Volume 2 (Melusine Muse Press, May 2015)

From friendly encounters to government conspiracies, 21 superheroes (some new and some with their stories continued from Volume One), all FEMALE superheroes, can be found represented in these stories

In this volume, Spectrum teams up with another superhero named Captain Awesome to confront an alien threat to our world.

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‘The Island of No Return’

‘The Seashell’

Teapot Tales: Pirates, Mermaids and Monters of the Sea (Melusine Muse Press, August 2014)

From pirates and sea monsters to kind-hearted mermaids and flesh-eating sirens, let these charming ocean tales sweep you away into the realm of fantasy. With twenty-six stories, including four poems, written by seventeen different authors from around the world, “Teapot Tales: Pirates, Mermaids and Monsters of the Sea” is a wonderful collection of short stories, each story just long enough to enjoy with a cup of tea.

In ‘The Island of No Return’ a pirate captain seeks out a beautiful, but dangerous, goddess of the sea to make a deal that could save his life, but ultimately lose him his soul.

In ‘The Seashell’ a rock pool explorer is transported under the ocean by a magical shell.

 

 

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‘Annabeth and the Wolf’

Torqued Tales (Torquere Press, May 2014)

This collection brings together three romantic and erotic re-imaginings of much-beloved fables (with a lesbian twist!) 

In ‘Annabeth and the Wolf’, Annabeth sets off to her grandmother’s house to meet an unwanted fate, but a beautiful shape shifter has other ideas in mind.

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‘Spectrum’

SuperHERo Tales (Melusine Muse Press, December 2013)

From friendly encounters to government conspiracies, 27 new superhero tales, featuring female superheroes, can be found represented in these stories. You will read all about their powers and their masked identities and then get to read a short story that gives you insight into who they are or who they will become. You’ll find action, adventure, magic and betrayal. You’ll find everyday female heroes, as well as super-powered heroines and devious villains.

Created from a government experiment splicing human and alien DNA, Spectrum helps the government track down others of her kind. Now she must use her super powers to find a half-alien terrorist before he blows up the entire city.

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‘Dashing Through the School’

Jingle Bells: Tales of Holiday Spirit from Around the World (Melusine Muse Press, December 2013)

With 33 wonderful short stories and 5 poems, written for children and adults alike, there is a variety of tales, written by authors from around the world, to help you find a piece of that holiday spirit to warm your heart.

In the rhyming story ‘Dashing Through the School’ the end of year school play is here, but can nerves be overcome in order to play the leading role? (To the tune of ‘Jingle Bells’.)

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‘Family Man’

The Life and Times of Chester Lewis (The Australian Literature Review, October 2012)

The Life and Times of Chester Lewis charts the 100 year lifespan of the title character, Chester Lewis, from the 1930s to the 2030s – from Perth and the Margaret River region of Western Australia, to the Whitsunday Islands in Queensland, to England, and Shanghai.

In ‘Family Man’, Chester Lewis takes his family on a camping trip, but he is hiding a secret. Someone from Chester’s past wants revenge, and even a camping trip may not be enough to keep his family safe.

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‘A Troll for Christmas’

Deck the Halls (eMergent Publishing, July 2012)

Heart-warming and horrifying, this collection is a merry measure of cross-genre, short fiction subverting traditional notions of the holiday season.

In ‘A Troll for Christmas’ Brielle must team up with her old hunting partner and ex-lover, Thane, to track down a troll on Christmas.

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‘Eighteen for Life’

Literary Mix Tapes: Eighty-Nine (eMergent Publishing, October 2011)

Based on a play list of 26 songs released in 1989, Eighty Nine re-imagines the social, political, cultural and personal experiences at the end of the decade which gave the world mullets, crimped hair, neon-coloured clothing, acid-wash denim, keytars, the walkman, Live Aid, the first compact disc and MTV.

In ‘Eighteen for Life’, a vampire story with a twist that was inspired by Skid Row’s Eighteen and Life, Ricky hunts a red-haired beauty–a compulsion born from the night he was turned. 

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‘A Penny for a Wish’

100 Stories for Queensland (eMergent Publishing, May 2011)

100 STORIES FOR QUEENSLAND has something for everyone, from slice of life to science fiction, fantasy to romance, paranormal to literary fiction. Heart-warming, quirky, inspiring and funny, the stories between these covers will lift readers to higher ground.

In ‘A Penny for a Wish’ a little girl, whose father is away fighting in the Second World War, seeks out a mystical creature said to grant wishes.

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‘Angel Blood’

Australian Literature: A Snapshot in 10 Short Stories (The Australian Literature Review, April 2011)

Australian Literature: A Snapshot in 10 Short Stories presents a varied collection of stories by Australian authors. The collection contains short stories spanning various genres; from young adult fantasy to crime mystery, family drama, coming of age, thriller and horror. The ten authors are spread across Western Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland; from large cities, small towns and rural areas.

In ‘Angel Blood’ Amanda discovers a demon is after her blood. An angel claims he is there to protect her, but she is left guessing who’s really the angel and who’s the demon.

FOR CHARITY

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The Lonely Wish Giver (Grammarly, May 2013)

*contributing author and editor*

The Lonely Wish-Giver, the first group novel of its kind, follows a wish-giver named Audra as she searches for meaning in her job and in her life.

Proceeds go towards the Make-a-Wish foundation.

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‘Spectrum’ 

SuperHERo Tales (Melusine Muse Press, December 2013)

See above for description.

Proceeds towards the ‘Because I Am a Girl’ charity benefiting girls in third world countries.

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‘A Penny for a Wish’ 

100 Stories for Queensland (eMergent Publishing, May 2011)

See above for description.

Proceeds towards Queensland flood survivors.

FREE TO READ ONLINE

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‘Murder at Beaumont Manor

The Australian Literature Review (June 2013)

*Finalist June 2013 competition ‘Mystery’*

When the gardener of Beaumont Manor is found with his own pruning shears protruding from his chest, Detective Thomlinson is called to investigate.

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‘Green Nadine’ 

Australian Women Online (March 2012)

CHILDREN’S STORY.

Nadine is the only green pet in the pet store and she’s certain someone will want her as a pet. But after several customers walk away with other pets, she begins to wonder if anyone will buy her at all.

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The Flower Show Fiasco

Australian Women Online (November 2011)

CHILDREN’S STORY

When one of the judges sneezes, the Poppy Town Flower Show turns into a disaster!  A rhyming story full of fun and mayhem.

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The Family Waldorf

The Australian Literature Review (May 2011)

*Finalist May 2011 competition ‘Troubled Family Relationship’*

When the Waldorf family get together, it’s always an occasion to show off. Penelope wants to prove to her family she is currently winning the ‘I’m better than you’ competition, but one family member has other plans.

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Waiting on the Docks

The Australian Literature Review (August 2010)

An 11-year-old girl waits on the docks for her father to come home from sea.

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Can You Jump Like a Kangaroo?’

Smories (July 2010)

*Third Place Winner in smories.com’s July 2010 competition*

CHILDREN’S STORY

One little boy thinks he can do anything his friends ask him to do. A rhyming story.

Please note: As the Smories site has since closed down and the video is no longer available, you can now read the ‘Can You Jump Like a Kangaroo? here on my blog instead.

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