Graphic Novel

Polly and the Black Ink

A New Start

When Polly moves from the city to live with her Aunt Sarah on a quiet and peaceful island (that shows on no map), something evil follows. Something far more dangerous than anything Polly has had to face until now. To fight it, Polly must solve the mystery behind it and go on adventures in places beyond her imagination. After


Sanctuary is no ordinary island. It keeps a secret and its people make sure it remains that way. Even Polly's family has powers beyond her comprehension, but Polly accepts the challenge for she will save as many as possible.

The Other Side 

After saving her aunt, Polly understands the urgency to protect the rest of Sanctuary's people from the Black Ink.

The evil spreads and it's closer than we think. It's time to open other doors before she runs out of time to save her new friends.

Fortunately, she's not the only one with secret powers

Heroes vs Villains

The Black Ink has made enough victims already.

Polly must learn a valuable lesson. No one is born a hero or a villain. What will it take to change someone who never believed they could be changed?


What would it take for you to abandon your beliefs and become a villain.

Heir of Scars

Kindle Parts

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Book I includes the first 8 parts.

Heir of Scars latest releases:

Heir of Scars Book II

Part I Spires and Mountains

Part II Crossroads and Crossed Swords (10 /2016)

Part III ------- Coming soon

Heir of Scars Book I (parts 1 to 8)

"The War of Scars is over. Our war has only just begun."



This Complete Edition includes the first eight Heir of Scars books


At seventeen years of age, Adria Idonea has already seen both sides of war.

Once princess in a citadel tower, she followed the ghosts of her childhood to join the kingdom's enemies, the Aesidhe of the Heiland wild.

Even while her father's soldiers march upon the people she has come to love, Adria discovers much in her exile - the traditions and the tragedy of the hunted Aesidhe, the secret history of her father's Knights of Darkfire, the strange origins of the Sisterhood of Heiland and their Matriarch, and the mystery of her own family.

Now a warrior, a healer, and a leader of the Wilding Ones, Adria has come of age, but a promise she made in haste has bound her to return to her home after long exile.

The Princess of Heiland must return to fulfill an oath, but will she return as a royal heir... or as a traitor?

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