The Book That Broke The World

Long-listed for the 2018 Ampersand Prize

Sophie has had it with her good-for-nothing dad. He lies. He steals. He may even be capable of murder. But breaking reality is where she draws the line.

Sophie's father Max has sacrificed everything - even their relationship - to find Hermes Trimegistus' Books of Power. Now he's found the first, and the key to the others, and Sophie is horrified. When two palaeographers who helped him find the first Book of Power - the Book of Stories - go missing, Sophie teams up with their son Zebadiah to find out why. Their quest lands them in an infinite library, containing every story ever told. In a place where just opening a book is treacherous, getting to the end of the tale alive is never guaranteed. But Sophie and Zeb must do just that to get to the second of the Book of Power - the Book of Laws - before Max can use it to destroy the laws of physics. Their journey takes them to 1904, where the Book of Laws is being kept by dark magician, Alabaster Crouch. Stealing it from under Crouch's nose is one thing. Getting to it before Max does might be impossible - especially when Zeb finds himself trapped in the body of famous Theosophist Amelia Wood. Sophie would go to any lengths to save her dad from himself - even betray Zeb - but she's faced with an impossible choice. Because her dad doesn't just want to break reality, he wants to bring her mum back the dead. And there's almost nothing Sophie wouldn't do to see her mother again.

THE BOOK THAT BROKE THE WORLD is the first in a planned three-book adventure fantasy series. It is currently being submitted to agents and publishers.

(Picture ‘Tree of Time’ by Tomasz Alen Kopera)

City of Light

The Sacred Community must be happy.

The people of the City of Light have never known feaR or despair. The PEOPLE of the City of Night live in it.

As a Watcher in the City of Light, Lilithandra Jones has one job: spy on her fellow citizens to make sure they’re happy. All citizens of the city must purge their negative emotions on receptacles kept underground. The Sacred Community must be clean. But when Lilith’s own negative emotions begin to show, she’s exiled into the underworld.

In the underground city of Nefos, sixteen-year-old orphan Bonnie is the only one who sees the angel fall from the sky. But this angel isn’t what she seems and what Lilith reveals could destroy everything.

A futuristic Picture of Dorian Gray meets Tale of Two Cities with a feminist mythic twist. 
City of Light is currently a work in progress and is slated for completion in 2019