Succulent

About Me

Personal dragon trainer,

lover of glitter,

writer of fantasy. 

Reading has always been a huge passion, from The Hobbit to Goosebumps. Some of my fondest memories are at the library or being read to, and when I embarked on my journey of becoming an author, I did so with the dream of sharing the worlds in my mind with others.

I currently live in Salt Lake City, UT with my adorable King Charles, Perseus, and work full-time as a special education preschool teacher.


I am a USA Today Bestselling author and was nominated for "Unforgettable Book of the Year" for The Beast Princess and "Mind-Blowing Fantasy of the Year" for The Siren Princess at Penned Con 2020, and as Best Debut Author at UtopiaCon in 2017 for Step Right Up (now Circus of the Stars: Ringmaster). 

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Daughter of Thieves
Sands of Wonder Series

A street rat.

A magic lamp.

An obnoxiously handsome prince.

 

What should have been an easy-in, easy-out job with my father became a nightmare when he was arrested by the soldiers of Zunbar. As if things couldn't get any more complicated, my estranged mother has demanded I enter the Desert Trials and find the magic lamp hidden inside the Dragon’s Lair cave.

The Desert Trails: a series of ten tasks to prove a sorceress's proficiency in the art of magic.

How hard could it be?

Only, I wasn't blessed with the gift of magic.

Surviving the trials is only part of the problem. I’ve inadvertently partnered with Prince “Abu” and he’s bent on taking the magic lamp from me. I'm not about to let some dashing prince steal my father's freedom.

But the Dragon’s Lair is more like the Cave of Nightmares, and I can’t escape without Prince Abudar’s help. If we don’t work together, we might not make it out alive, and I am not wasting my only wish in order to escape.

With the chance to make a single wish, can a street rat finally prove her worth? Find out in this adventure-packed retelling of Aladdin!

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Amazon Best Seller

The Sultan and The Storyteller
A Villain's Ever After Series

For thirty-nine nights,

the sultan of Zunbar has chosen a new wife.
For thirty-nine dawns,

they are pronounced dead.

When Sultan Zayne summons my best friend to be taken as his newest victim, I can no longer pretend to be blind and volunteer in her stead. My only plan--weave a story each night and hopefully learn why he would kill in the first place.

As I unravel the tapestry of lies, I learn there's more going on inside the gilded walls of the palace than anyone in the land could ever realize. I've woven myself into the story, and if I don't pull on the right thread, it's not only my life at stake but my heart.

The Sultan and the Storyteller is one of twelve short novels in A Villain's Ever After, a collection of standalone stories featuring villainous twists on some of your favourite classic fairytales. Read the series in any order for magical adventures . . . and fall in love with villains as you've never seen them before. Who said villains can't have happily-ever-afters?

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The Four Stones of Tern Tovan
Prequel to The Forgotten Kingdom Series

Four Gems

Four Realms 

One Forgotten Kingdom

 

Prince Tovan's life changed when he was chosen to study at the Quinary Wizard Academy. He never imagined he would be touched by magic, let alone gifted with the rarest form. 

Things only grow more confusing when he is assigned a familiar--a dragonling named Quist--and he's certain his life will end. After all, dragons hate wizards.

But Quist opens his eyes to the dangers and natural disasters impeding his kingdom, and he realizes he's the only one willing to save his people. And magic is the way to do it.

Yet, his efforts to appease their suffering results in a decision he might live to regret.