2016 – Daern – A Story In Progress

Daern- A Story in Progress is my latest and probably largest project. In collaboration with my husband Michael Penny I am currently working full time on a high-fantasy novel, entitled Daern. The story chronicles the lives and times of four principle characters as they struggle to survive and come together in a world threatening to tear itself apart. The setting of our story is medieval but the themes we will be exploring deal with a host of contemporary issues relating to anxiety, personal vs. national identity and prejudice.

In addition to the actual novel writing process we are also releasing the first two chapters as well as several short stories from the setting of our book as an audio book webseries on YouTube. This project represents the fulfillment of a life-long ambition and desire to write a story, so far it is has been a challenging and exhilarating process.If you would like to learn more about this project as well as watch the webseries please visit us on our Tumblr.

The images seen below are illustrations I have made inspired by the novel.