gothic horror novella - CLASH Books, 2020
On the outskirts of London, 1855, mortician and funeral director Helena Morrigan struggles with her limited finances and the heavy burdens of her past. Desperate to secure herself, she takes up residence in an aged house closer the graveyard, closer to the lost souls that sense her torment and are determined to take her place in the mortal world.
As she tries to tame and free the ghostly figures around her, she becomes acquainted with the owners of the home, the recently orphaned siblings, Eric, Audrey and Christian Tarter. Yet, the souls she wants to save are on edge as a horrific serial killer runs rampant, giving Helena a boost in business and suspicion.
Against her best efforts, Helena is suddenly thrown into a bloody mystery where new and old friendships are tested, innocents are maimed and a horrific family secret that threatens her chance at a peaceful existence and her existence itself.
"A stark, gothic fairy tale for all lovers of the macabre, with language as comforting and hypnotizing as a cemetery at sundown. Helena is genuinely scary and will dance and haunt inside your darkest dreams.”
John Palisano, Bram Stoker Award-Winning author of Ghost Heart / President, Horror Writers Association
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WHEN WE ENTERED THAT HOUSE
horror novella - Off Limits Press, October 15th, 2021
Eleven-year-old Zoe and Elle seem so different, yet they are the best of friends. After school, instead of going home to their toxic home lives, they escape into the woods that surround their isolated town to read and escape.
Yet, something awaits them deep between the trees. Something that can relate to their struggles, something that has been long forgotten despite its bloody and violent history.
Once the curious girls stumble upon it, they unleash a centuries-old horror that they must fight to survive. It refuses to perish and it refuses to let Elle and Zoe go. Their friendship will be tested, their minds challenged and their lives will be forever changed, that is, if they can save themselves from the nightmare of that house.