Currently I have 3 completed manuscripts (1 adult fantasy, 2 YA fantasies), 1 published short story, and 1 adult WIP. Read more about them below.
A short, published under the name C.L. Campbell, in the FRAGMENTS OF DARKNESS anthology, a collection of spine-tingling NA/YA paranormal and fantasy stories featuring some talented author friends like Jessica Gunn, Pat Esden, and Dorothy Dreyer, and it’s available now.
Here’s a little trailer I had way too much fun making for the story:
A SONG OF NEVERSEA
Adult fantasy for fans of the worldbuilding and tone of V.E. Schwab, Laini Taylor, and Scott Lynch. Was long-listed for the UK’s Adventures in Fiction 2016 Spotlight competition.
When photographer Luma Grey discovers that the otherworldly figures stalking her peripheral vision aren’t symptoms of madness but of a male siren’s song, she must track down the singer in a dying realm to regain control of her mind, and her life.
For years these distractions have sabotaged her relationships and career, and Luma’s signature move is run and start over. After a risky photoshoot in a Cornish mine, Luma hauls herself not from the seaside shaft, but a forest barrow. A barrow watched by the cockatrice Gildas, who—along with the rest of the realm called Eidolia—has waited decades for a human’s arrival.
Eidolia’s magic natives once frequented the humanlands, observing, inspiring, and imitating, until the wall between realms sealed without warning, trapping visiting eidols. Families were split, relationships sundered, and fear that humankind would destroy Eidolia began. Now, whispers spread: a harbinger of their demise has penetrated the still-sealed wall.
Some eidols want Luma dead, others as political leverage. With the secretive Gildas as her only ally, Luma just wants to escape her biggest catastrophe—until she learns that a siren sang to her through the wall for fourteen years, denying her a normal life. Determined to get answers—and maybe freedom and justice, too—Luma must find the siren and prove she’s no death knell come to trigger their extinction.
Unless, of course, she is.
A BREATH OF SILVER
YA historical fantasy with a speculative twist (PASSENGER and OUTLANDER meets NEVER LET ME GO).
It’s 2138, and the day Bryn MacBride unearths the underground shaft outside town should be the best day of her life. After five years as a fledgling historian in her isolated commune of Cimmersea, she’s finally made a discovery while apprenticed to best friend and mentor Thomas. But hours after informing him, Bryn returns to find their research headquarters burning to the ground. With Thomas inside.
Someone wanted him dead. Days before, Thomas had made his own discovery, that their idyllic town which rose from the ashes of London’s fall was built on a dark secret. Desperate to protect what remains of Thomas’s work from those who would silence truth, Bryn flees to the unearthed shaft. Below, in the forgotten London Underground, she encounters a history she never imagined—one tainted by contaminated magic—and emerges in 1692.
Seeking answers among her ancestors in the Scottish Highlands, she begins untangling Cimmersea’s sinister link to the past while questioning everything her hero believed. But the bloody Glencoe Massacre looms, giving Bryn a choice: bring proof of Thomas’s theory back to a future that could imprison her, or leave her legacy in a breathtaking past that tempts her to defy all they held sacred.
WORLD INSIDE A GIRL
YA fantasy for fans of Laini Taylor and Holly Black.
Harboring a secret that shattered her family, 18-year-old Elowen longs for someone who won’t call her crazy and walk away. Every night since birth she’s dreamt of the succubus named Storie, whose peaceful race in the realm of Eidolia is nothing like myth paints it. Strange as these dreams sound, they’re part of Elowen, but revealing them has only left her lonely so she’s told no one else—not even best friend Brie.
But daily life in their coastal Cornish town collides with Elowen’s dreams when a tattoo of Eidolian runes appears on her scalp. Soon, flesh-and-blood Eidol beings materialize worldwide, representing countless races demonized by human folklore. Panic and violence spread, and way worse than crazy is the fear that someone will uncover Elowen’s connection.
While seeking the tattoo’s meaning, Elowen makes a shocking discovery: she was Storie. She became a changeling, sacrificing her first life to inhabit an infant Elowen’s body and complete a mission vital to Eidolia’s survival. With her memory fragmented, Elowen must resume this mission to prevent an Eidol-human war. But first, she needs help. And that means risking the only true human friend she’s ever known.
SAPPHIRA RISING (WIP)
Adult fantasy/space opera, ROMANCING THE STONE in space meets Simon R. Green’s DEATHSTALKER.