Anniversary Sale

It’s been over a year since I published Mephisto Waltz. I’ve enjoyed a marvelous response to the novel, but, most of all, I’ve really reached people’s mind’s and hearts. I feel that, even if it’s in a small way, I’ve accomplished what I meant to accomplish when I began.

To celebrate, Mephisto Waltz will be free the 15th and 16th of March.

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A modern gothic romance, which is sure to leave you breathless.

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In a repurposed abbey deep in the mountains, Miranda must make her way through a maze of cryptic messages and personal demons to survive the cruel world of gay reparative therapy.

When Miranda Rothschild’s twin brother, Mark, commits suicide, Miranda and her parents move to the peaceful, seaside village of San Avila, Texas, looking to escape their pain. At her new school, Miranda finds herself especially drawn to Clara Schuler, a gentle, artistic girl who, despite the protectiveness of her friends, is bullied for being a lesbian. Miranda tentatively confronts her own sexuality, but just as she comes to terms with her feelings, her parents discover her relationship with Clara. Miranda’s parents send her to a reparative therapy camp, Prodigal Ministries, run by the sadistic Dr. Caleb.

In 2008, shortly after the passing of Proposition 8 in California, I began to hear stories about a movement called the ex-gay movement. Many people, especially young people, were describing their experiences in this movement, which could only be described as psychological torture. Many of their tales sounded like something out of a horror novel.

I began writing Mephisto Waltz shortly after my research into this movement, using characters from a short story I’d written after I graduated high school. I was heavily influenced by Ann Radcliffe, and if I managed to capture even a particle of her brilliance, then I consider my endeavor worthwhile.

You can read more about my novel here, or, if you wish, read Mephisto Waltz. With themes of platonic love, self sacrifice, grief, and triumph, there is something for everyone.