The sequel to That Distant Dream is tentatively titled That Slow Awakening, and I am anticipating an early 2022 release!
That Distant Dream
17 years ago, Melin Grezzij ended a war.
She didn’t get to enjoy the peace.
After her escape pod is found drifting through debris nearly two decades after the end of the Redelki Wars, Melin is woken from cryosleep to find a galaxy where she no longer belongs. The galaxy has moved on from the horrors she experienced, the experiences that transformed her into a hero while she slept, but she hasn’t.
Alone, broken in mind and body, Melin is slowly pulled to the planet of her ancestors. She just wants a fresh start. A chance to end the dreams plaguing her sleep. A chance for answers. For new beginnings. For a life lived in oblivion, where no one knows her name or what she did.
But Satura is a planet at war.
And there are no fresh starts for heroes.
Evie and the Pack-Horse Librarians
As an assistant editor at the prestigious Hanhat Publishers, Evie Southiel is entrusted with fine-tuning the manuscripts of the company’s most important authors. Her skills as a book witch allow her to manipulate the stories she reviews and bring them to life.
Then her girlfriend steals the secret manuscript of Hanhat’s best-selling author and leaks it to the press, and Evie is exiled to become a journey carrier with the Pack Horse Librarians in the eastern mountains.
Timid city mouse Evie doesn’t know the first thing about surviving in the wilderness, riding a horse, or dealing with the rugged mountain folk and coal miners surrounding the town of Hevis. She does know books, though, and she’s determined to do the best job she can. But that goal is jeopardized when her horse gets spooked on her first solo run, sending her tumbling out of the saddle and into a mysterious mother’s life.
Evie and the Pack-Horse Librarians was previously published from Less Than Three Press as The Book Woman
- “Recipe for a Love Spell.” Moonlight: A Queer Werewolf Anthology. (July 2020).
- “Love and War Aboard the Peregrine Zircon.” Luna Station Quarterly Issue 046. (June 2021).
- “To Steal a Prince of the Moon.” Black Cat Magazine, Issue 1. (June 2021).
- “Terrible Tilly Hunts the Cadborosaurus.” All Worlds Wayfarer, Issue X. (September 2021).
- “You Are About to Begin a Great Adventure.” Intrinsick Magazine. (September 2021).
- “Tell the Crows I’m Home.” Metaphorosis Magazine. (October 2021).