gcom62b9sp87tjknshcxI’ve debated on tossing up my usual back of the book blurb bio on here, but instead I think I’ll introduce myself in a more real way. I’m an indie author and artist. 

I published my first novel, Detective Docherty and the Demon’s Tears in 2012. Since then, the book has seen five different covers (three that I am still using for different platforms!) and has been edited four times. As a first time author and publisher, I dove right in and fumbled every step of the way. 

I worked shitty full time jobs, shifted to a part-time, self-employed dogwalker (and that was honestly delightful), and eventually transitioned to a full time author and artist. 

It’s been a long journey and I wanted to share what I’ve learned, what I continue to learn (especially as I work towards being  a comic creator and illustrator), and the resources I’ve used along the way. For the longest time I didn’t know what to do with this blog, but now I realize I’d like to keep track of my adventures in the world of books and art and to give back to the community that’s given so much to me. 

Here’s hoping I write something useful 😉


It was called the Great Awakening, when magickal kind returned to our world. They live among us now, renting apartments, laboring in the workforce, and paying taxes. Ares is a vampire and doing very well for himself in the modern world. Between teaching at the local university and assisting a paranormal investigator, things couldn’t be better. But when a woman dies mysteriously in her own home, the question isn’t who killed her, but what.

Alexandria is alone in the world. Having lived a complicated life surrounded by mystery and tragedy, she’s quickly pulled into the world of paranormal investigating. Can she walk the border between the worlds of man and magick or will she become lost to it?

Vampires. Witches. Ghosts. Demons. Fairies and Gods.

Detective Docherty and the Demon’s Tear is an all new Urban Fantasy with a Paranormal Mystery twist.

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