Original "medieval fantasy" with strong family values, friendship, honor and doing what's right no matter how risky. Even if you're young, inexperienced and surrounded by state secrets!
On her first visit to the palace 16 year old Fia Brithin stumbles onto a court secret. To keep the secret safe, the Chancellor sends her off as apprentice to a famous, reclusive, high mountain jeweler. ...And straight into adventure.
Discovering gems with deep secrets and new friends with the same, Fia learns a whole lot more than just making wax models.
She learns... When to trust a
stranger, and when not to; why not to try stealing from gem thieves;
what heroism is, what royalty ought to be, and that the mountains
themselves can sometimes be the greatest danger of all.
Jeweler's Apprentice is available on Amazon.
#4 White Castle
Once tucked into a safe haven, Fia Brithin looks forward to a quiet life of putting her jeweler skills to work. But mystery and death follow on the heels of a new arrival, one she can't let anyone know she has history with. But neither can she let an innocent die, so her wits are challenged yet again as she races to discover the truth... and more than one truth is in the offing.
Faith based re-tellings of Classic Fairytales, with humor, warmth and touching lessons woven throughout. Beaded Slipper coming sometime 2017!
Sometimes, when we get what we wish for, we don't know what to do with it.
The only one who can break a neurosis... is the one who has it.
#3 Prince of Demargen The whole world knows his guilt, and is absolutely correct about it, but how far can a man go to regain respect so swiftly lost?
Or is an honorable death the best a fallen star can hope for?
The only person who can help him... is the one he most deeply wronged.
In the Works...
#4 Reindeer King When an amnesiac orphan gets tricked into a journey toward his beginnings, will the enigmatic past solve the riddle the queen asks, or present a bigger one?
No man is an island... and the waves have crashed more than one dream.
(This grand finale will wrap up the Thaw Quartet, but is only the tip of the iceberg on the Fairytale Collection.)
In the Works...
#5 Princess of Noran
A headstrong princess has jumped feet first into more political puddles than should be legal for a lifetime... but one last question leads her to take her most daring leap ever; and possibly head-long into the one man who was born to be her check mate.
A follow up to the Thaw: novels, and part of the larger Fairytale Collection.
#1 The Beaded Slipper
A young prince uncertain of his future meets a shining damsel in the library where he'd gone to hide from the party. But when she mysteriously disappears, he's left with a crime and a clue... one out-of-fashion beaded slipper.
Coming later 2017!
#2 Twelve Dark Knights
A kingdom's twelve princes go missing every night... but the guards and watchers always fall sound asleep. Will the king's reward draw someone who can solve the puzzle? Or is the one person who can turn the tables already trapped in the dazzling, and dark, world of the fairy court?