“The First Coven” in Short & Happy (or not), Bunning & Hallaj (Eds), S & H Publishing, 2014
When a farmer’s wife dies in childbirth, his three daughters turn to witchcraft to bring their mother back to life. A fairy tale full of magic, spells, potions, talking animals, and mysterious thieves, this short story is a companion folk tale to P. M. Pevato’s Kobo Bestseller for Kids and Teens and Teen Hidden Gem Firefly: Ice Born — Book One. For readers who haven’t read Firefly, “The First Coven” is certain to peak readers’ curiosity.
“Murder on the Thames” in Spies & Heroes, Hallaj & Rommel (Eds), S & H Publishing, 2015
In the debut of literature’s most famous sleuth’s grandfather, Professor Prufrock Holmes, a young woman’s body is discovered on the Thames embankment in Oxford. With this investigation begins the tutelage of a young Sherlock Holmes by his “Grandpapa”. Together, Prufrock and Sherlock search for the murderer, gathering clues and following leads, much to the chagrin of Prufrock’s wife, Lady Penelope.