The Threads Quartet, Book One: The Golden City (December 2017)
Tadala has lost everything: her village, her mother, her father, and now her adopted home. In the wake of his wife's death, her foster father Hakim has decided to leave everything behind them and trek deep into the desert. Tadala isn't optimistic about the life that waits for her at a small oasis, but it's the only option she has left.
When a deadly sandstorm blows up and threatens their caravan, Tadala must make a split-second decision to save herself and Hakim's two young daughters: shelter with the rest of the travellers, or flee toward a mysterious smudge on the horizon. The mysterious smudge is a city, and in the city is a single person. Elabel is unlike anyone Tadala has ever met, and wields a bizarre power stronger than anything she could have imagined. But Elabel is facing other threats, and in her struggle to survive she pulls Tadala into a peculiar world of mechanical horses, floating cities, and threads.
Monsters: A Retelling of Beauty and the Beast (April 2018)
Khirkara's family has lost almost everything. He, his brothers, and his mother are sharing a tiny flat in a suburb of the ancient city of Vailga and struggling to get by. His hopes of pursuing a doctorate have been dashed, and now he's stuck as barely-paid historical consultant for a movie that might never be made.
When his mother wrecks her semi in a snowstorm, she wanders onto the medieval property of a wealthy stranger. Khirkara is summarily dumped into a tangled mystery of ancient history, terrible violence, and a great number of conifers. At the center of it all is Atzgar, a man who cannot speak.
Khirkara has no idea how to find all the answers, but he's the only one available.