*Sadly unpublished — so far…*
Untitled: (1998-1999) The first book I ever started writing (easily made it to novel length with no end in sight). It was a strange mixture between Edward Abbey and Hunter S. Thompson. It was basically the story of a man walking across the country in a drugged out haze trying to remember who he was. The further east he got, the more about himself he remembered. The idea is one I may go back to one day. What I finished had some nice imagery, just not much cohesion. I ended up introducing way too many characters and too many themes and lost my way.
While Scoring Green: (2000-2001) A surreal and somber unfinished novel about several inter-connected characters dealing with death and loss in a mental health ward of a hospital. It is a treatise on the nature of faith. One of the characters sees angels after a near-death experience and causes miracles. I intend to get back to this one after I finish the Selkie trilogy.
Untitled Science Fiction Novel: (2001-2002) Another sprawling mess of characters and themes. This story revolved around a culture where no one died thanks to genetic technology, and the religious implications that this would have on society.
*2006* The year I got organized…..
The Forest for the Trees: My first completed novel, written through the Summer/Fall of 2006. A sprawling contemporary surreal fairy tale set in the rural South. It has a myriad of characters from toys that come to life, to gnomes, to hunters punished into an existence as woodland creatures, to various gods, goddesses, and other creatures from legends, myths, and folklore. Most of this one is set in the lower Appalachian woods of northeast Alabama, but a large portion takes place below the surface in the dream world of Hades. A strange mixture of elements, and so far hard to sell (to be fair, it’s only gone before two publishers so far — one friendly personal rejection, the other a friendly personalized form), but I personally love this book.
Return to Riversterke: (early 2007) The first book in a planned young adult trilogy concerning several cultures beneath the muddy waters of an Alabama river system. Full of exotic creatures and locales. True Southern Fried Weirdness. I have high hopes for this series.
Writings on the Wall: (late 2007-early 2008) The second novel in the trilogy. Where most of the first novel takes place below water, this one takes place on the surface across a modern Southern landscape.
Untitled 3rd Selkie Book: My next project. In planning stages now. I plan on starting this hopefully before the end of the month or perhaps early May. The rough draft of the entire project should be done by late summer/fall. I want to re-read the other two books and make some detailed notes first to make sure the details are correct and that my planned conclusion to this little saga makes sense and wraps up all loose ends.