Stories on the edge of familiarity

Bibliography

The Kitten Psychologist Series

A kitten for a client? Preposterous.

A talking kitten, at that? Beyond reason.

Trying to get the kitten to see reason? Completely, utterly, one-hundred-percent impossible. See: kitten.

But for the sake of the kitten’s owners, this psychologist’s going to give it a red-hot go.

A humorous tale about overcoming obstacles and making the most of the time we have.

This series is ongoing, and the final installment comes out Sept 15, 2019.

 

The White Changeling Series

Meet Adren: outlaw, misanthrope, hellbent on obtaining a cure for an insane unicorn.

Adren hates humans, and with good reason. Protecting the unicorn from them even as she searches for a cure means running headlong into the worst of human need — and greed. With years of this under her belt, it’s bound to leave scars. Now, trying to steal a sealskin in exchange for a possible cure when money isn’t enough, she runs into the awkward and at-least-mostly human Nadin, who insists on helping her.

When the truth of the sealskin — and the cure — is revealed and Adren begins to fall apart, she might be able to rely on Nadin as an ally. Or she might lose all that’s dear to her. Either way, she’s going to have to go head-to-head with the mysteries shaking themselves loose in her own mind and the nightmarish event that unlocked the first of them from its cage.

Here’s to hoping no-one gets in the way.

This series is ongoing.

 

White Changeling Extras

Set between Hidden in Sealskin and Like Mist Over the Eyes, Adren and Nadin get very lost in the forest in the short story “Are You Sure It’s That Way?”

And, after Like Mist Over the Eyes, we get “A Holly Jolly Disaster.”

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Originally written as a gift for my patrons, this poem goes through a decidedly unusual dream of Nadin’s. He and Adren are in our world, him preparing for a Christmas get-together that she’s running late for in the most spectacular fashion. The poem is filled with cameos of characters from both the White Changeling series and The Illuminated Heart, a steady stream of catastrophes, and one very unusual gift.

Dear reader, come close and listen
to a story of disaster and mayhem
and Christmas, too.

 

The Tree Remembers

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Minerva Thiessen moved across the country after graduating high school in order to get away from her past and forget what she is. Now, eight years later, everything’s changed back home and her past is pulling her right back, no matter how much she tries to escape it. When Min returns home, she will have to face the people she’s hurt—including the only man she’s ever loved—and finally confront her true origins once and for all.

Nothing will ever be the same again.

 

The Illuminated Heart

Dagný’s only brother, Kaj, is dead. He died of illness before his life had really begun, and Dagný blames God for it.

About a week after his death, Kaj comes back as a draugur, a creature intent on the ruin of those it had known in life. With his unholy power, he kills their crops, causes their animals to go insane, and brings them to the brink of starvation. Every single member of Dagný’s village, convinced that her family has brought this curse upon themselves through sin, leaves them alone to die.

Then, one day, a polar bear arrives at their door with a proposition:

“Give me your youngest daughter, and I will make you wealthy.”

The adventure that follows thrusts Dagný into a world where the supernatural intrudes on the natural as a matter of course, where she must act without any assurance of safety, and where she must decide whether to throw away all she’s believed or finally trust in it for the first time.

(Part of the Undead Fairy Tales Collection. Check out Emily Casey’s books for more.)

 

Dreaming of Her and Other Stories

Dreaming of Her and Other Stories

Be prepared to enter a vast array of worlds. Each one contains echoes of our own, but never enough to be comfortable. Never enough to be entirely familiar; never enough to be entirely safe. As you enter into the stories and poems of this collection, you will discover that reality goes farther than what we can see, and further than we have ever known.

Read, among many others, the story of the life of a river as he discovers his true self, a poetic retelling of Daphne’s flight from Apollo, and, in the titular story, a literal nightmare as a girl comes to terms with the death of her sister.

It’s time to go down the rabbit hole.

 

Short Fiction