Jayce Leonie recovered herself quickly and gave me a short nod before taking the last few steps toward the fire pit. “Jayce,” she replied. She gave me a wary glance and then turned her attention to warming her hands. I tried to think of something clever to say to diffuse the awkwardness. She wasn’t the … Continue reading The Emerald Idol: Chapter Five
Month: June 2021
The Emerald Idol: Chapter Four
Leonie The main room was empty when I left the inn. No surprise, since I was up well before the sun, but it would have been nice to have a hot breakfast before setting out on the road again. Probably for the best, I chided myself as the memory of dark eyes and a disarming … Continue reading The Emerald Idol: Chapter Four
The Emerald Idol: Chapter Three
Jayce I glanced up when the door to the inn opened and went still. The newcomer was Gertrut’s guard. She stepped inside and glanced around the room, taking in the other patrons scattered around the inn’s main room. Her eyes paused briefly on me before flicking away to someone else. Did she recognize me from … Continue reading The Emerald Idol: Chapter Three
The Emerald Idol: Chapter Two
Leonie “You want me to go to Yadiri? My lady, I—” “Already know about this unfortunate situation, Leonie,” Lady Gertrut interrupted, raising one pristinely arched eyebrow. “I have already explained that I cannot afford for the idol’s theft to become public knowledge. So yes, I want you to go to Yadiri. Steiner has several warehouses … Continue reading The Emerald Idol: Chapter Two
The Emerald Idol: Chapter One
Leonie & Jayce Somewhere down the hall, a clock struck the hour and I jumped. “Get it together, Leonie,” I muttered to myself. I couldn’t help it though, I was jumpy. Sneaking around the host’s home during a party was not on my usual list of duties as a private guard. By all rights, I … Continue reading The Emerald Idol: Chapter One
Announcement: New Story Coming Soon!
Like, really soon. As in, next week.It's called The Emerald Idol and it is set in the same world as my Winding Paths series. But! It's set in a whole different part of that world! I thought it would be fun to explore some other places and leave the Pelos folks to their (more or … Continue reading Announcement: New Story Coming Soon!
Short Story: Young Liam
Happy Tuesday, and welcome! Today I've got another treat for you in the form of another Winding Paths short story. This one takes place about fifteen years after the conclusion of Choices and follows the next generation, as it were. I always felt like Liam's son got kind of a raw deal and wondered who … Continue reading Short Story: Young Liam
Short Story: Simone’s Romance
After I initially wrote Not All Who Wander, a few of the characters called to me with ideas for stories of their own. "Simone's Romance" is one of those--and one that would have been included in the story, had I had a way to do so without breaking the narrative. Set in Pelos, this story … Continue reading Short Story: Simone’s Romance