Work in Progress


And here’s what else I’ve been working on lately:

Currently in progress, Compassion Fatigue features a stressed-out veterinarian whose children are implicated in a shooting…and it gets worse from there.  Here’s what the beginning looks like.

And, recently completed:

This World and the Next is a near-term post-apocalyptic novel, beginning when fourteen-year-old ace gamer and Air Force brat Rosa Calder takes shelter with her family from a seemingly harmless power outage—but when they come back above ground, their world, and everything Rosa has ever known, is gone.  Here’s a scene.  Sometimes this is a screenplay too.

Other People’s Pets is a novel about Bill, a Chicago dogwalker in moral turmoil over a night he can’t remember.  Also featuring: lycanthropy, theoretical physics, and kamikaze poetry.  Read an excerpt here.

A Near-Life Experience is a novel set in the 1990s about a love triangle in a Bozeman, Montana trailer park.  An earlier version was a finalist in the Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society’s contest.  You can read an excerpt here.  I’ve also recently rewritten the story as a screenplay.