Ideas and concepts come along just about any time. I'v a very visual person, inspired by art and images I run across every day. It might be the sixty-foot oak tree in my front yard, or images from the news, or art I see during an online browsing session. Regardless, those images can spark a story idea. Some I'm working on seriously, others are just, well, concepts. Currently none of them are more than a stand-alone, but occasionally, when I start writing, I find there's more to the story than one book can tell.
Here is my current collection, from the most serious to the least. Those at the top of the list are in development, the others might never see the light of day other than a cover idea. But that's why they're called "Concepts", right?
THE CHAINMAILLE TRILOGY is in full development, with a publication date of 2021. This will be three novels of approximately 100,000 words each.
A peasant-born girl is sent by her father to learn the arts of war from Warric, a poor knight in the north of England. Through trials and dangers, they battle together, growing closer in trust and kinship.
And when King Richard proclaims the Third Crusade, the call of duty is too much for them to refuse.
In the sands of the Holy Land, a mystery is uncovered, and Warric and Tyr find themselves on the trail of a priceless relic of Christendom.
She was the only hope for the world.
But her enemies knew her too well...
ADIEU is a concept work about a fairy princess taking on the malevolent forces of the forest. Currently in mid-level development, and I haven't decided if it's a short story or a novella (about 45,000 words).
This is NOT a bedtime story for kids.
ADIEU has no current publication date (sorry).