My Writing

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.


RECKONER

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:

Find it on Amazon US and Amazon UK


A SONG OF NEVERSEA

Adult contemporary fantasy for fans of folklore and fantasy tropes turned sideways, and the worldbuilding and tone of Laini Taylor, Rachel Vincent, and Scott Lynch. Was long-listed for the UK’s Adventures in Fiction 2016 Spotlight competition.

A struggling photographer seeks to stop the male siren whose song has infected her mind, even if it means becoming the scapegoat for his realm’s ruin—and all folklore and human wonder with it.

For fourteen years, Luma feared the creature in her head was a symptom of madness, sabotaging her relationships and career. Just when she’s carved out a fresh start in Cornwall, the creature does something he’s never done before: sing.

Investigating a cure leads Luma through the wall between the humanlands and their mirror realm, Eidolia. Once, Eidolia’s creatures found inspiration in humanity, but then something sealed the wall between realms, severing thousands of families. Now that Luma’s somehow penetrated the still-sealed wall, rumors say she’s the start of Eidolia’s end.

Most want Luma dead, but Gildas—a cockatrice whose family is trapped in the humanlands—believes Luma can reopen the wall. With his help, Luma discovers that a siren’s song guided her to Eidolia. But to find the siren and regain control of her mind, Luma must 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 (OUTLANDER meets NEVER LET ME GO).

In London’s future, a young historian uncovers the forgotten Underground and flees through it to save her dying commune, only to emerge in 1692, seeking what links her town and this time.

In 2138, on apprentice historian Bryn MacBride’s eighteenth birthday, she finally makes a discovery—maybe even one that will shape her isolated town’s future: an underground door in the ruins. Behind it is an entrance to the forgotten London Underground, buried and contaminated after a magical disaster destroyed the city. After five years of working beside her best friend and mentor Thomas, Bryn’s sure this will secure her a place in the history books. But hours after informing Thomas, Bryn finds their research office burning to the ground, with Thomas inside.

Days before, Thomas had made his own discovery, that their idyllic artisan commune of Cimmersea was built on a dark secret. Desperate to protect the last of Thomas’s work from a council who would silence truth to protect their privileged lifestyle, Bryn flees to the underground, traveling through deserted train tunnels until she emerges outside Cimmersea’s borders. In the year 1692.

Seeking answers among her ancestors in the Scottish Highlands, Bryn must untangle Cimmersea’s sinister link to the past while questioning everything her beloved mentor believed. But the bloody Glencoe Massacre looms, giving Bryn a choice: bring help 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.

A Cornish teen learns her dreams of a succubus are memories of the life she left to become a changeling—and now she must choose between the mission that brought her to the humanlands and the only human friend she’s ever known.

Harboring a secret that fractured her family, 18-year-old Elowen has learned to bury her truth, even as she longs for someone to accept it. Every night since birth, she’s dreamt of the succubus named Storie, whose peaceful race in the realm called Eidolia is nothing like human folklore describes. Whether imagination or madness, the dreams are part of Elowen, but sharing them means risking more heartbreak, so she’s told no one else—not even best friend Brie.

Then the tattoo appears—Eidolian runes, on Elowen’s scalp. Next, flesh-and-blood Eidol beings emerge across the globe, and worldwide panic blooms into violence. With a visible link Elowen can’t explain, keeping her secret becomes harder than ever. Fleeing her Cornish tourist town, she digs for answers in her shrouded family history until she makes a shocking discovery.

Elowen was Storie. 18 years ago 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 fragmented memories, Elowen must 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.

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