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Tales for the Young and Young At Heart

A Middle Grade Fantasy Adventure 

For 9+ Readers

Cora's a young girl with two dreams: to be a dragon jockey when she grows up and to own a pet dragon now. She constantly buys "egg packs" at the dragon emporium in hopes that one will hatch into a rare pet-sized dragon, but only gets short-lived mayflies. However, when an unexpected egg does develop into something new, Cora may be over her head.

A Humorous Fantasy Adventure 
Thaddeus F. Whiskers is a pampered palace pet, a kitten enchanted to never become a cat. Princess Clarice loves him, for in the entire kingdom, there is no other kitten as cute or as clever. He leads a life of cushions and cream until a wizard's "gift" results in his banishment. Determined to make it back to the princess he loves, he escapes into the wilderness where he discovers the lair of a dragon.
Grandious, the dragon, doesn't care about anything besides himself. He wants to be left alone with his treasure. However, there is something about Thaddeus that has him entranced. He finds himself opening his home and his heart to the little cat. 
Thaddeus is a small creature in a big world. Between him and his beloved Princess stand conniving wizards, would-be-step-mothers, and rampaging rats. However, when danger threatens both Clarice and Grandious, Thaddeus won't allow his size to get in the way of saving his friends.

A Free Short Story!


There's no such thing as a Pacific Tree Octopus, and gullible is not in the dictionary. 

Eight-year-old Liesel has compiled a list of wildlife to see during her family's vacation in Olympic National Park. When her know-it-all big brother discovers one of her "most wanted" creatures is a Pacific Tree Octopus, Liesel finds herself humiliated. 

Liesel is not one to back down. She knows there's such a thing as the Pacific Tree Octopus, and she's going to set the perfect trap to prove it.

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A Not So Scary Ghost Story

Ghosts thrive on fear, but Maisie just isn't delivering. In fact, Lazarus isn't even sure she realizes she's being haunted.

When expert haunter, Lazarus Bently, receives a cry for help from a fellow ghost, he rushes to the chaotic cottage of eccentric artist Maisie. If Ghost HQ finds out Lazarus couldn't get a rise out of this little old lady, he'll never live it down.

With his professional pride on the line, can Lazarus get through to this unshakable woman? Or will this unbeaten scarer be the one quaking in his boots?


Spider Spell: an illustrated short story!

Young magician's apprentice, Evinrude Tomsin, could never hurt a fly … or a spider.

When his fastidious master finds that Evin's been allowing a spider to take shelter in the potion room, she demands the arachnid's immediate removal. Unable to shove the spider into the certain death of a freezing winter storm, Evin seeks an alternative solution, but one that might have consequences far more serious, and magical, than he ever imagined.

An Illustrated Short Story

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