My Books

2/3/17 FREEFALL has a release date (and a cover)! It’s due out 9/26/17, and the cover, as you can see, is gorgeous!


FREEFALL can be preordered from your local bookstore through IndieBound, or from Simon & Schuster, Barnes & Noble, and other online retailers! If you’d like a signed copy, preorder it from a Pittsburgh-area bookseller such as The Penguin Bookshop, Mystery Lovers Bookshop, Classic Lines, or Rickert & Beagle, and I’ll sign it before they ship it to you!


8/23/16 SCAVENGER OF SOULS can be ordered from Barnes & NobleSimon & Shuster, or from your local indie bookstore through IndieBound!

4/4/16 FREEFALL, a stand-alone science fiction novel for Young Adults, has been accepted for publication! Add it on Goodreads!

3/29/16 NEW: Scavenger of Souls excerpt!

10/15/15 The SCAVENGER OF SOULS cover has been released, and it’s a beauty!


5/31/15 My sequel has a new title! It’s now called SCAVENGER OF SOULS, and it will be published in summer 2016!

3/27/15 THIS JUST IN: SKALDI CITY, the sequel to SURVIVAL COLONY 9, has been accepted for publication! (Publication date TBA.)




reading SC9In a future world of dust and ruin, fourteen-year-old Querry Genn struggles to recover the lost memory that might save the human race. Querry is a member of Survival Colony Nine, one of the small, roving groups of people who outlived the wars and environmental catastrophes that destroyed the old world. The commander of Survival Colony Nine is his father, Laman Genn, who runs the camp with an iron will. He has to–because heat, dust, and starvation aren’t the only threats in this ruined world.

There are also the Skaldi.

Monsters with the ability to infect and mimic human hosts, the Skaldi appeared on the planet shortly after the wars of destruction. No one knows where they came from or what they are. But if they’re not stopped, it might mean the end of humanity.

Six months ago, Querry had an encounter with the Skaldi–and now he can’t remember anything that happened before then. If he can recall his past, he might be able to find the key to defeat the Skaldi.

If he can’t, he’s their next victim.


Release date: September 23, 2014

Order Survival Colony 9 from Mystery Lovers Bookshop in Pittsburgh, the site of my mid-September launch!

Or locate the nearest independent bookstore through IndieBound and ask them about Survival Colony 9! As a Pittsburgh native, I’m partial to the brand-new Classic Lines bookstore, just blocks from where I grew up!

You can also order from Barnes & Noble, Simon & Schuster, and other online retailers.

For teachers and librarians: a CURRICULUM GUIDE for Survival Colony 9 is available through Share My Lesson!

My first Survival Colony 9 video is up on YouTube! Watch it here!


And there’s a new feature on my site: “9 on 9,” behind-the-scenes info on Survival Colony 9! Running on the 23rd of each month until my release in September, with a chance to find out more about the book and win great prizes!

I’m also offering SURVIVAL COLONY 9 signed swag! Drop me a line through the “contact” form on my website and I’ll send it to you!

SC9 signed swag


Framing Monsters cover

If you’re interested in monsters like I am, you might also like my book Framing Monsters, which covers monster movies from the classic era to the present. Available through Indiebound, and other online sellers.




Scarecrow cover

And if you’re a Wizard of Oz fan, check out my short story “Scarecrow,” which tells the Oz tale from the straw man’s point of view. (Hint: he has a thing for Dorothy!) It’s available for digital download at the Untreed Reads store.

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