I like stories that are weird and dark and Tim Burton-ish, but still work out for the best in the end. I like it when characters are confused, when their world is unpredictable and threatening, yet beautiful and good, all at the same time. I like there to be mystery and suspense, to see my characters forced to do what they resist. I like it when, in the end, they get the opposite of what they want and yet conclude that it was all worth it anyway. I like to come away from a story feeling hopeful.
I had a lot of fun writing The Shells of Chanticleer--it is the kind of story I would have liked when young.
For the first time since publication The Shells of Chanticleer and The World That I Remembered are now available on Barnes & Noble, ibooks, Kobo and Scrib'd. As always, it is also available on Amazon. And, to celebrate the wider release, I will be offering TSOC for .99c for a limited time only. Thanks!