The Way Home

An anthology of visionary stories about finding your true home. The second edition of The Way Home includes the title novella and eight short stories about people seeking what is lost, following clues from just beyond the veil. A metaphysical treat for those who like their stories off the beaten path, their fantasy balanced on the edge of reality.

Two lovers cling to each other in the ruins of their world. Only The Call of the Benu can save them, but will she come in time?

In Desert Song, a young woman embarks reluctantly on a road trip where she is chased by a ghostly skeleton and faces buried memories so she can open to herself to love for the first time.

A thoroughly urban poet searches for home in the desert she has always feared and follows a wolf to meet her destiny in The Conversation.

The Way Home is a journey into the past to save the future as Mata seeks redemption from an unlikely source.



Star Crossed

Romantic stories set in the magical Southwest.  Where past and present mingle, ghosts loiter behind rocks, and sandstone cliffs reveal their secrets. If youo know how to listen.

Women who have loved and lost have the chance to love again.  But are they ready?




The Man Who Watched the Stars

Astronauts in Love

The first hyperspace jump with human and alien copilots creates a result no one foresaw. The most famous astronaut on earth has deserted and calls his ex-wife to rescue him so he can be with the man he loves.



That Day in the Desert

The dreamwalkers of Larreta journey to Earth to teach. Before they can teach, they must learn.

When their education is complete, they notice a gnawing sense of dissatisfaction, a wordless yearning for the doorway back to their homes. Some search for many lifetimes before they find a portal to Larreta.

The Storyteller of Verdallon would love to tell you what happened to Valerie That Day in the Desert.

The heat of midsummer shimmers around the car as it barrels through the New Mexico desert. A mysterious voice whispers in Valerie’s ear and offers escape from a predictable life and a marriage of convenience. As the sun sets, the voice assumes a shape that beckons her from a distant mountain. When her car crashes into an enigmatic stone circle, Valerie must decide if the she’s ready to risk the unknown.


Return to Radasam

A romantic fantasy of interpenetrating worlds

Learn what Valerie discovers on the other side of the portal

In the second Tale of the Storyteller, Valerie meets Leo, a dreamwalker assigned to teach her about Larreta.Tall, handsome and haunted by loss, Leo fails to convince her that she is on another world until they undertake the journey to Return to Radasam, and discover that the desert Portal Guardian has his own plans for the beautiful newcomer.

Return to Radasam is the second tale of the dreamwalkers of Larreta, an adventure fantasy of the journey of human dreamwalkers reclaiming their heritage so they can continue on their destiny paths.



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