I am excited to announce that the first of my short stories are now available online! Click either image below to view more information on Amazon.
In 1876, ten-year-old Lalin Pasquet is content, if lonely, within her protected corner of New Orleans. The daughter of a scandalously celebrated quadroon, she leads what seems a charmed life, with silk dresses and a mysterious creole servant. Yet when La unexpectedly awakens a creature of glimmering magic on the night before Mardi Gras, her fairy tale world collides with deadly reality and everything she’s ever known unravels in a tissue of wicked and loving lies.
Though Yornen Stilcho comes from a family whose obsession led enterprising ancestors to famous, spectacular, and rather terrifying deaths, he is himself a man of dubious talent and zero ambition. He likes when things come easy. So when invited to serve as the much-feasted, endlessly toasted, and libidinously indulged champion of this year’s Festival in Yent, Yornen can find no truly compelling reason to say no. The one unfortunate, itsy-bitsy downside is that—short of a miracle—he’ll be dead at the end.