As a bisexual woman, with
LGBTQ family and friends, I want to represent greater diversity in my
work. Going forward, I hope my stories
will celebrate an ever broader variety of relationships and personal journeys.
Saba is the daughter of an ambitious desert king. She knows little beyond the gilded cage of palace life, until one night, a notorious woman outlaw steals her away.
Though her journey starts as trial by fire, Saba soon discovers possibilities for joy and freedom beyond anything she has known. Unfortunately, her father is on the war path, aided by a dark sorcerer who seeks to claim Saba as his own.
Can a princess and an outlaw forge a life together?
Will malign magic and violent conquest destroy everything they have gained?
Because of health and family issues, The Falcon's Heart is taking longer than expected to complete. However, I'm enjoying the evolving story immensely, and I keep making progress. So I hope to be done by summer. At that point, I'll be sending it out to LGBTQ publishers and starting work on the next book.
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When fate thrusts these two women together, they embark on an extraordinary adventure, encountering mythic monsters, enchanted relics, ruthless warlords, and ancient feuding goddesses.
Can Darya and Kulinn become an effective team, or will their personal demons tear them apart? Can they find the strength to stop a bloodthirsty Jinni, rising to power in a forgotten desert citadel? Or will the land be plunged into endless arcane war?
The setting for my Desert Magic duology is loosely based on the historical cultures, mythology, and environment of the Middle East and North Africa. Each book stands alone, and they do not need to be read in order. If you would like to know more about the inspiration for these stories, here is a list of resources I used during the research phase of writing. Most can be found at local libraries.
Sahara: A Natural History by Marq de Villiers and Sheila Hirtle
Call of the Desert: The Sahara by Phillipe Bourseiller
Inside the Seraglio: Private Lives of the Sultans in Istanbul by John Freely
Subjects of the Sultan: Culture and Daily Life in the Ottoman Empire by Suraiya Faroqhi
The Living Desert by Marijcke Jongbloed
Field Guide to Jordan by Jarir Maani
The Encyclopedia of Eastern Mythology by Rachel Storm