And not all legends are myth...

The gods and monsters, heroes and villains of lore.

They’re real -- and they’re coming back to finish a war that’s been waged since the dawn of time.

Book two of the paternus trilogy is on its way!

Paternus: Wrath of Gods, July 10, 2018

On the run from an ancient evil and his army of terrors straight out of myths from around the world, our young protagonists, Fi and Zeke, aid the All-father in his globe-trotting quest to seek out the remaining Firstborn, uncover the enemy’s plans, and gather the Warriors of Old for what may become the final battle in the world's oldest war. Along the way, Fi and Zeke discover that they, too, have strengths of their own--though they come at a cost neither may wish to bear.

Where are Tanuki and Asterion? What’s happened to Kabir and Cù Sìth? What new friends and enemies will they meet, and harrowing adventures must they endure? Who will be revealed as unlikely allies--or traitors? The answers are here, and coming this Summer!

cover reveal article on the fantasy hive


Each with a new short story from the world of Paternus


(It may be at $0.99, but should go to FREE soon. Waiting on Amazon to get that straightened out)

Standalone tales of lore and legend from the worlds of books and series created by 16 amazing authors. And I'm in there too. Includes "Deluge," a new story from the world of Paternus featuring Fintán mac Bóchra, Myrddin Wyllt, and their adventures during the Great Flood.

It was 2348 B.C., by modern reckoning, middle of the afternoon but dark as night, the sky a low ceiling of black clouds and lightning, the ocean a jagged, heaving floor beneath. Water was thick in the air, fog and icy rain whipped by the gale. The storms had been more frequent and growing fiercer of late. Whatever was coming, was coming soon...

(You can read more about the anthology and mark it "to read" on Goodreads here!)

PREORDER TODAY! Release date, february 13

All proceeds benefit Doctors Without Borders. This charitable anthology features 40 stories from some of the biggest names in fantasy today (and me!). Mine, "Valkyrie Rain" is told from the point of view of a Valkyrie fighting in the bloody Second Holocaust (aka Ragnarok), and tells the tale of the origins of the petit gods...

I am Pruor, daughter of Sif, herself a daughter of Odin, the All-father. My father was Thor, son of Odin and the Vanir giantess Jörd. I know no fear. I was made for war. Bred for it. Trained since my earliest memory. All of us had been. Death was our reason for living. Bestowing it upon others and claiming it for ourselves in combat. We were the Aesir of Asgard. The elite force to which I belonged, the Valkyries--Freyja’s warriors. We were strong. We were proud. We were cruel. And we were coming...

(You can read more about it and mark it "to read" on Goodreads here!)


paternus has a new name

Or at least a new subtitle. Same cover, same book, but now listed as


Wow! Great ideas vividly realized.
— M. R. (MIKE) CAREY, Bestselling author of The Girl With All The Gifts and Fellside.
Terrific. Paternus is intelligent, intricate, suspenseful, and epic.
— NICHOLAS EAMES, author of Kings of the Wyld.
Fast-paced, gloriously intricate.
Kirkus Reviews
Paternus is an imaginative...exhilarating ride ... Highly recommended.
— ANTHONY RYAN, NYT Bestselling author of Blood Song and The Legion of Flame.
Fascinating and stylish.
Adrenaline fueled fantasy that will keep readers flipping pages well into the wee hours.
The Qwillery

Also available in audiobook format on Audible, Amazon and iTunes.

Official Trailer



Fi Patterson and Zeke Prisco's daily routine of caring for the elderly at a local hospital is shattered when a catatonic patient named Peter unwittingly thrusts them into a conflict between ageless beings beyond reckoning. A war of which he is the primary target, and perhaps the cause...



In print & eBook on Amazon. Audiobook on Audible, Amazon and iTunes. FREE on Kindle Unlimited.

About the Book...

What readers are saying:

  • Bold epic fantasy that takes myths, science, and legends, and creates an original cosmology that spills into the present day with action and surprises left and right. Fantastic.
  • What if the myths were real? ... I loved it!
  • Excellent storytelling. Imaginative and captivating.
  • A deep and believable world with compelling characters. Funny, snarky and exciting. A really fun read.




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