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The Bookster's Apprentice

The Bookster's Apprentice

Take a mountain, lift it into the air, and set it adrift: that is Avaunt. But look closer—there, in a village on its starboard flank. A girl is running for her life. She just felt the mountain shake for the first time in centuries, but that's not what she's afraid of. She's afraid of what the boy chasing her will do if he catches her…

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Still

Still

Once upon a time, a young puppet named Still lived in a city full of wonders. This is the story of the worst thing that ever happened to her: about violins and gargoyles, glass rats and friendship, and in the end, about—ah, but that would be telling…

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And Then...

And Then

In the beginning there was a great Big Bang, so powerful that the whole universe is still expanding. This is the story of what happened afterward, of the Earth and life and civilization and maybe, just maybe, of what comes next.

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Short Fiction

...But With a Whimper

On Spec, Fall 2007

On Spec Fall 2007

Controlled Release

On Spec, Winter 2007

On Spec Winter 2007

Still

On Spec, Summer 2010

On Spec Summer 2010


In Progress

Beneath Coriandel

Beneath Coriandel

A young man descends into the crypts beneath the city to slay a monster, a woman plots to steal her niece's youth, a talking horse foils a robbery, a ghost remembers how he earned his name, and a magician wonders why she can't get an old nursery rhyme out of her head. With swordplay, betrayal, forbidden love, and a philosophically inclined pair of boots, Beneath Coriandel will appeal to anyone who liked The Curse of Chalion, or The Lies of Locke Lamora.

Madica

Madica

A story for ages 9-10 about a courageous fairy, a ninja cat, some robot dinosaurs, and a couple of spaceships with just a hint of heartbreak.

And Should I Fall Behind

And Should I Fall Behind

A short story about the end of a world and what comes after that I wrote in memory of my brother.


Out of Print

Three Sensible Adventures

Three Sensible Adventures

I wrote these stories for my niece Allison's eighth birthday; they were published by Annick Press in 1999, just in time for her eleventh birthday.

Bottle of Light

Bottle of Light

Published by Scholastic Canada in 2008 as part of their Grade 5 Guided Reading series. I hope I can share it with you some day.

The Cloudherd and the Tiger's Boy

The Cloudherd and the Tiger's Boy

The first story I wrote in the same world as The Bookster's Apprentice, now out of print while I fix some continuity problems.