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These stories are dystopian or post-apocalyptic, thrillers and westerns, with a bit of magical realism.

Two series await your inspection. The second one continues the first. All images are linked.

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Series 1: THE SHATTERED NORTH

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SHATTERED NORTH 1

Assassin’s Secret begins the Shattered North series, in which Lucy grows dissatisfied with her man as a crazy series of connections leads a powerful killer across the world to their doorstep.

This dramatic thriller outlines what happens when civilizations collide. If a mystery is worth killing for, how does the bartender stay alive?

Not by playing nice.  

SHATTERED NORTH 2

Stalin Gorilla continues the Shattered North series. Lucy’s delivered into a universe unknown to the world’s typical civilians as she lands among individuals with the power to shape nations and cultures.

Our favorite bartender becomes the prize in a thriller packed with satire and action as she’s whisked from continent to continent by competing planetary rulers.  

SHATTERED NORTH 3

Four Cities features Lucy in a new, post-apocalyptic reality after the flash resets the planet. Countries disappear as city states rise. Their mayors are effective but often wild and dangerous.

Deluded idealists plot to overthrow these untamable bosses as our wisest human negotiates with the aliens who caused this worldwide catastrophe.

SHATTERED NORTH 4

Northern Quartet checks in on the four cities as they evolve in a post-flash world. It’s one story per city, of Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal.

Expect familiar figures from the Shattered North series. There’s lots of action, drama, and gunfights. Each tale has its own tone, specific to the host city.

These stories set the stage for the McKinley Chronicles.

SHATTERED NORTH 5

Matilda Rising takes Matilda from chaotic Toronto to sun baked Cairo and then deeper into the African desert. She must close a gap between this dimension and another where invisible monsters are seeping into the four cities.

Characters from the Shattered North and the McKinley Chronicles come together to complete the mission.

Series 2: THE MCKINLEY CHRONICLES

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MCKINLEY CHRONICLES 1

Albertan Apocalypse begins the McKinley Chronicles trilogy. Follow Zach’s desperate bid to to save his post-apocalyptic homeland and his battered soul.

Traitors cause havoc. Warlords infiltrate and attack. Loyal operators keep their province Strong and Free.

But at what cost?

MCKINLEY CHRONICLES 2

Vancouver Vengeance is a literary sidequest. Zach’s partnered with a new ally from Toronto. They head west and try to uncover traitors to Alberta, descending deeper into the deadly, behind-the-scenes politics of the four cities.

MCKINLEY CHRONICLES 3

Calgary Chaos concludes the McKinley Chronicles, in which Zach returns home to face those challenging the mayor’s authority and the four cities’ legitimacy.

Enemies of the provincial powers sense weakness. Opposing them are the McKinleys, father and son, Alberta’s best operators.

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