Tales of Love & Woe Series

Fairy tale retellings for dragon-slaying damsels


The Lonely Crow 

When a young ornithologist arrives at a remote cabin in the Ozark Mountains, she has a simple plan and a single rule. The plan: record her employer’s requested birdsong and head back to civilization. The rule: never think about the past.

Too bad the forest has rules of its own.

Surrounded by coyotes and unexpected magic—and aided by a family of crows and a mysterious hermit—Wren soon finds herself the target of a local park ranger’s aggressive affection. To survive, she must believe in her own strength and judgment. But how can she trust her instincts when they failed her so completely once already?

Book One in the Tales of Love & Woe Series, The Lonely Crow is a reverse retelling of a classic boy-meets-mermaid fairy tale. This novelette includes mature themes and is intended for a mature audience.


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Rosie Waking

In the seven years since her father abandoned his family, Rosie has done whatever it takes to keep them afloat—working endless hours for a tyrannical control freak and coddling her agoraphobic mother. Life is what it is, and Rosie doesn’t expect hers to change.

And then, it does.

When winter storms bring a stranger to town—an old man with a bicycle and a broken heart—he and Rosie form a deep, unlikely bond over checkers and blueberry pie. But not everyone in her life approves of her new friend. As forces conspire to keep Rosie the sweet, subservient “good girl” she’s always been, she begins to see her family, her boss, and her world in a different light. Can Rosie take control of her life and still protect her family? Or will waking up cost her everything she loves?

Book Two in the Tales of Love & Woe Series, Rosie Waking is a novella-length retelling of Snow White and Rose Red. It includes mature themes (quite dark and disturbing) and is intended for a mature audience.



Book Three in the Tales of Love & Woe Series, Goose is a novella mashup retelling of The Golden Goose and The Goose That Laid the Golden Egg. It includes mature (quite racy) themes and is intended for a mature audience.