Jay’s obsolete biotech Eyes are what’s holding him back. He’s not made of money, however, so when he gets a chance to upgrade on the cheap, he takes it.
We could have left him there, had Jay’s new system not gone haywire. When Jay goes in search of a good anti-virus, he’s told that what he really needs is a séance.
Jay’s system is used, you see, so the Eyes he’s got rattling around in his head once belonged to someone else. And that someone else won’t let Jay get on with his life until he takes care of a little unfinished business.
The Eyes Have It is a humourous, slightly gruesome novelette set in the near future. Available as a paperback or an ebook.
Middle-grade urban fantasy
Life in The Bestiary Pet Shop is very interesting. The rats put on a circus at 10, midnight and 2pm. The goldfish practise synchronised swimming. The mice are interested in modern dance. The birds have begun their own parliament, and Bertie the crow gives lectures on such wide-ranging topics as Meditation for Moulters and Living With Humans.
Six wants more than a life in the shop. Her Talented brothers and sisters have been sold to families of their own. Six hopes that once her Talent makes itself known that she, too, will find a place to call home.
But Six is getting older and her Talent remains hidden. A new litter of puppies will be arriving at the shop soon, and once they do, no one will be interested in buying Six.
Then one night, the shop door is left unlocked.
Six is a middle grade urban fantasy about friendship, taking action and finding your place. Available as a paperback or an ebook.
“I just love Six. I wish I had a dog like Six.” — Kei, age 11
“Were you a dog in a former life?” — Peter
“You have a real affinity for animals. Your descriptions and the way you get inside their heads are amazing. I really enjoyed this story.” — Julie
YA Urban Fantasy
All seventeen-year-old Jazz Fischer wanted for graduation was a ticket to England. It was a battle convincing her father, but she did it, and now she is on her own in Jolly Old.
And she’s just been hit by a motorcycle. She’s hurt, but David, the man who was hit with her, cannot walk. It’s up to Jazz to find help for them both. Luckily, there is a house not far down the road.
It’s hardly Jazz’s fault that the people who live there think she’s their daughter. Nor is it her fault that David disappears, or that the police think she’s made the whole thing up.
What is her fault, however, is what happens to her cousin. And when Jazz’s father decides it’s time to come clean about something that’s been kept from her for years, everything disintegrates.
A holiday in England seemed the perfect way to practise being grown up. But for Jazz, practise is over. Something is coming.
Can’t you feel it?
Gateway is a YA urban fantasy about the perils of independence, and taking responsibility. Available as a paperback and an ebook.