My book is finally out.


I wrote this book several years ago, and intended to publish it soon after I finished it. But then I was diagnosed with cancer, so it hibernated in the cave of files in my computer until I was once again well enough to release this book into the world!

So here it is!

Alizarin Crimson

Van Gogh’s madness has found her.

While attending a prestigious summer art school in New York City, seventeen-year-old Aya’s red paint attacks her skin, tattoos her, and enables her to manipulate the color red. The red takes over Aya’s passionate emotions, making her volatile. Color stole Van Gogh’s sanity, now it’s come for hers if she can’t gain control.

Aya is thrown into the dangerous world of Aolians, people like her who can manipulate the world and people around them. Dune, a glass-wielding Aolian, threatens to kill Aya if she doesn’t lead her to the Aveum, an ancient and dangerous artifact that Dune thinks Van Gogh hid. The Aveum could save Aya’s sanity, or, if Dune finds it, could destroy humans and Aolians alike. On top of all that, she’s crushing hard on a thoroughly human boy who can’t know her secret.

Aya must choose between retaining her sanity, or saving the world from Dune.

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Isn’t the art BEAUTIFUL???? I commissioned it, again, three years ago from a fantastic artist named Merilliza Chan. You can check out her work at https://www.merilliza.com/. I’m sure she was frustrated that she did this awesome painting, but then couldn’t show anyone for THREE YEARS!

The thing that has most struck me with this book release is how supportive everyone has been! Seriously, people have come out of the woodwork to tell me how excited they are and proud. It has been a wonderful and overwhelming experience.

Check out the book and tell me how you like it!

If you can imagine, the book has been up for two days and it has already hit some bestseller lists!



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