Books & SHort Stories
The Hour Before Morning
Three people lie in a prison cell. One is a murderer. Can his companions help him unlock the door to his own mind before his unreasoning rages claim their lives. The Hour before Morning explores a distant future in which the human heart is much the same. The Ash’torians see their conquest of the Outliers as a triumph of civilization. The Outliers see it as servitude. Their resistance takes many forms, from non-violence to terrorism. Yet one thing remains constant: compassion endures.
Women of the woods
A Fabled Collective anthology of stories of magical women, featuring Arwen’s “The Rebirth of Joy,” a fairytale of grief and transformation.
For centuries, the planet Perdita has warred over the proper use of high technology. Now the West-of-Now family has crash landed on the planet, bringing with them the secrets of jae, a tech as perilous as it is powerful. For pro-tech Ethan and anti-tech Sherayna, their actions will decide whether Perdita will enter into a new golden age or face destruction.
“Perdita is… a future of the heart and mind that we can actually hope for.” — Nye Joell Hardy, author of The Crows of Bedu.
This Present Former Glory
This honest and sometimes irreverent anthology features a wealth of spiritual questing through a Christian lens, including Arwen’s story “The Descent of the Wind,” an exploration of an angelic fall as trauma.
Spoon Knife 4
An inventive anthology of tales where neurodivergence, queer identity, and time travel meet, featuring Arwen’s short story, “Veils and Gifts,” a prequel to the film, The Eater.
Stories of the fantastic, featuring Arwen’s “The Worldkeeper’s Circlet.” What makes a mosquito precious? A founding myth of the Continuation Universe.
Surreal Entanglements: Essays on Jeff Vandermeer’s Fiction
Essay’s on Jeff VanderMeer’s contribution to the New Weird, including Arwen’s “Acceptance and Continuation: Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach Trilogy and Hope in the Anthropocene.”
A ragtag group of rebels struggle to survive when an ancient derelict spaceship devours their ship. Starring Alysse Fozmark and Joel Albrecht
the hour before morning
In an oppressive future, a murderer seeks redemption. Starring Joel Albrecht, Gregory Stanley Black, and Trisha Luna. Arwen says, “Yep, this film is amateur, but it was made with a lot of work and heart. I adore everyone who put a piece of their lives into making this.”
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I am a proud writer of fan fiction! The heart of narrative has always been collaborative and always will be. My fandoms include X-Men (movies), Blake’s 7, Banana Fish, Les Misérables, Trigun, Mirage of Blaze, Mushishi, Doctor Who, and others.