Published Works

Called away from an argument with her significant other, Ranger Birdie McLaren investigates the suspicious death of a family, but only learns the depths of love and loss.

“Bitter Souvenirs” appears in the February 2022 edition of CC&D Publication, Seaweed Garden. Available on Amazon.

A soldier of fortune, lying broken in a hospital finds himself in a fight for his life against more than his injuries and his enemies.

“Spartan” appears on the latest page of in their short stories section.

A disgraced, former park ranger, Birdie McLaren finds herself in a new job in a new park, but learns that a hunter of young women is on the prowl.

“Daughter of Deep Silence” currently appears in Kzine 29, available on Amazon.

Sheriff’s deputy Delbert Guerrero, living in the shadow of his grandfather, tries to decide whether to remain on the force, and stumbles into his defining moment.

“The Battle of Arroyo Escondido” was chosen as a quarterfinalist in the Screencraft Cinematic Short Story competition. It now appears in Uncharted Magazine.

Ranger Birdie McLaren and Ranger Katie Reynolds are kidnapped and forced into the woods by dangerous men with evil intentions. But in their element, can these young women find the tools to freedom?

“A Walk in the Park” appeared in
(This website appears to have been discontinued and the story is no longer available.)

Far from home, Ranger Birdie McLaren assists a Tribal Police Department in recovering the body of a tourist, killed in suspicious circumstances.

“Hearts of Stone” appears in a new anthology by Clarenden Books. The Paradox Anthology is available in both paperback and on Kindle. It is available from both the Clarendon House Books website and on Amazon.

Ranger Birdie McLaren finds footprints in the snow which lead to a deeper and darker secret.

“Extrication” appears in Over My Dead Body Magazine and received an award in the Writer’s Digest Annual Short Story competition.
(This website appears to have been discontinued and the story is no longer available.)

At the right time and in the right place, Ranger Birdie McLaren finds herself taking part in the rescue of a group of CalFire firefighters, cut off by a raging wildfire. Confronted by tragedy, she learns that things aren’t always as they seem.

“A Burning Love” appears in Kings River Life Magazine

Tribal Police Officer Leena Koteen makes the decision to contact a subject for a minor violation and suffers serious consequences.

“Talking to Strangers” appears in Close 2 the Bone Online Magazine

Ranger Birdie McLaren tracks an animal that killed a park guest. But with the sunset coming and the darkness rising, she must find it before it kills again, or before it finds her.

“Tears for Lucifer” appears in Bewildering Stories and has now been chosen by the Editors for the Bewildering Stories Mariner’s Award Anthology

A developmentally disabled girl goes missing in the wilderness trying to solve a century old mystery and two park rangers involved in the search, miles apart, find a significant and imminent connection.

“Her Sister’s Keeper” appears in Fiction on the Web

A young drifter has a plan to get rich on cartel money, unless his brother screws it up for him.

“Showdown at the House of Spirits” appears in the July 2022 edition of CC&D Publication, So Much Moon. Available on Amazon.