Strange Places (Finding Tayna: Book 1)
One girl. Two worlds. So little time. After a lifetime of constant warfare with the nuns who run the orphanage, 13-yr-old Tayna learns a shocking truth: her parents are still alive. But the tearful reunion every orphan dreams about seems unlikely, because her mom and dad are in grave peril, trapped in a world of magic. And that means it's now up to her to save them. All she has to do is bust out of nunnish prison, get herself into the other world, and then figure out where they are. Plus it might be useful if she knew their names. But compared to being an orphan? This should be a piece of cake.
Short-listed for a Saskatchewan Book Award in 2012.
Oath Keeper (Finding Tayna: Book 2)
Some promises won't LET you break them. In a world that has known only peace, a Warrior-King has arisen. His Gnome army swarms unhindered through the Forest. Refugees scatter. And the Three Avatars of the Dragon have chosen sides in their contest to either restore the peace … or to shatter it for all time.

In the midst of this chaos stands Tayna, a runaway orphan from the streets of our world, who must make an impossible choice: find the parents she had thought were long dead…

…or embrace her destiny and save the freaking world.
Join Tayna on this second instalment of her treacherous journey. Find out what happened to Zimu, Sarqi, Eliza, and all your favorite characters, and get ready to meet a few more. Available in either ebook or print form at any of the vendors listed below. No matter which format you take, you won’t be disappointed.
Brotherhood of Delinquents
They're lazy. They're unskilled. And now the fate of the Kingdom is in their hands.  

Tam, Kern, and Merrik are all failing at life: a homeless thief, a disgraced baker’s apprentice, and an incompetent smith. But witnessing a strange ritual in the middle of the night sets them on a collision course with destiny—and with each other. Accused of crimes they did not commit, the boys must band together to clear their names. And in the process, they just might have to do something useful, like battle monsters and save the city. But frankly, that sounds a lot like work.
For anyone who has ever wanted to discover something awesome.
Available in trade paper format and in all major ebook venues.
Being alone doesn’t mean there’s no one to play with. In a land where every parent is a king or queen and every house a castle, Princess Brinnameade has a problem. All the other princes and princesses are too busy being special in their own castles to come and play in hers. What’s a lonely royal to do?

A fantasy adventure for pre-schoolers and creative introverts.

Parents and children alike will delight in this tale of yearning and determination. With lavish artwork on every page adding depth and charm to the story, no one will be able to resist shouting along as Princess Brinnameade pursues her simple quest: to find someone—anyone—who shares her interests. Someone who likes to squeak.
Ideal age: 3-5 years
Get the ebook in either Kindle or PDF format. Or if you prefer good old fashioned ink and paper, you can get that from CreateSpace or Amazon worldwide, or in person from McNally Robinson Booksellers or Indigo in Saskatoon. No matter which format you take, you won’t be disappointed.
All These Shiny Worlds
The 2016 ImmerseOrDie Anthology. What do you get when you ask 34 of today's top indie authors to each submit a story and then ask a team of judges to scour that ore and pick out the gems? You get All These Shiny Worlds:

  • A world of today, divided, black from white, good from evil, and held apart by the taste of a cookie.

  • A world of griffons and glimmer bunnies, wise old mothers, sassy llamas, and the magic of beer.

  • A world of contemplation and serenity, of service and devotion, ruled by a jewel and guarded by children.

  • Plus 12 more, for a total of 15 worlds to explore.

From the brutal curators at comes this collection of indie short stories, each a distinct jewel forged in the fires of judgment, and all carrying one simple promise:

Guaranteed not to suck.
Available for free at the following vendors:
All These Shiny Worlds II (All These Shiny Worlds: Book 2)
More great stories. Still guaranteed not to suck. The 2017 ImmerseOrDie Anthology. Each year we hand-pick 50 of today's top indie authors and ask them to submit a story. Then we ask a team of ruthless judges to scour that ore and pick out the gems. The result is All These Shiny Worlds II:

  • a world of today where cosplay and stagecraft are bright lights hiding dark shadows

  • a world of tomorrow, where kitchen appliances fend for themselves and take solace in each other's arms, refugees from indifferent owners

  • a world of little cogs in big machines, where the humble trash collector is the unsung hero of getting evil done

  • a world of small magics and big hearts, where a little chaos can go a long, long way

From the brutal curators at comes another collection of indie short stories, each a distinct jewel forged in the fires of judgment, and all still carrying our one simple promise:
Guaranteed not to suck.
Available for free at the following vendors: