I think I’ve been telling stories my whole life through whatever means were handy. As a young child and well into my early twenties, this often came out through one of the performing arts. Then in my teens, I started writing, eventually creating stories, training materials, in game materials, anything that just let me play with words. But in recent years, I’ve returned to performing, now spending most of my time working on audio projects.
I had forgotten how much fun it is to play in fictional people’s lives out loud, but figuring out how to share these projects in a world that’s gone digital has been a bit of a challenge. I post projects to various social media, but sometimes it’s easier to have one central place to link everything. This has been quite the experiment, one that keeps going as my body of work grows.
Feel free to surf through the menus and visit the various projects listed. Some are free; some are not. All of them represent hours of study, practice, and hard work, so please give them some love.
Thank you for visiting!
By format: audiobook :: audio drama :: new media :: novella :: serialized story :: short story
By genre/category: children’s :: fantasy :: horror :: interactive fiction :: location-based :: science fiction :: teen
By project: Classic Girls
After being lost at sea, Dorothy washes up on the shores of the Land of Ev, reconnects with old friends, and meets Princess Ozma. Together they face the arrogant Princess Langwider and the terrible Nome King to restore Ev’s ruling family. The third book in the Oz series. Available on Audible.
On her way to a ranch outside San Francisco, Dorothy is caught in an earthquake that sends her; her escort, Zeb; and her kitten, Eureka, to a familiar land and familiar faces. But when Eureka is accused of eating Princess Ozma’s pet piglet, she stands trial and risks death. The fourth book in the Oz […]
When Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert send for an orphan boy to help around the farm, they get chatty, imaginative Anne Shirley instead. But Anne’s warmth and determination soon brighten life in the town of Avonlea. The first book in the Anne series. Available on Audible.
Robert Sheckley’s Ask a Foolish Question gives us the Answerer, who can answer any question…as long as you ask the right question. But finding the right question to ask can be harder than you think. Available on Audible.
In a London suburb is a dead-end alley where twice a day a horse-drawn omnibus leaves for the Promised Land. Just make sure you get a return ticket before you leave, or you won’t be coming back. Available on Audible.
Sundala is a magical land populated by the Eight Races: Man, Elves, Imps, Dragons, Karduul, Hagri, and Isliji. For eight hundred years they have lived in their separate ways, but now they must draw together as one to unite against a common enemy or face complete and utter destruction. Kyraen Aduli, slave in Sorcerer Balin’s […]
Asked to write a story to be included in an actual dollhouse’s library, M. R. James crafted a macabre tale where a collector buys a doll house that turns out to be more than he bargained for. Rebecca Thomas narrates this tale of a dolls’ house haunted by the last days of the residents of […]
The Lady, or The Tiger, written by Frank R. Stockton and narrated by Rebecca Thomas, invites the listener into a semi-barbaric world where justice is decided by fate. The right choice rewards the innocent with marriage; the wrong choice punishes the guilty by serving him to a starving tiger. When the princess’ lover is sent […]
In a world where we have much to fear from living predators, perhaps it is the nonliving ones we should fear more. Available on Audible.
Life is never short on surprises, be they gas leaks or your life suddenly becoming an advertisement. Featuring “It’s Only Logical” by Barry M. Putt, Jr. and “Commercials” by V. C. Morrison. As I pointed out on social media, I’m not anti-IoT. I find it rather interesting. Working on this made me rethink that for […]
Ranger Alana Moorhawk returns home from a courier mission to find her half-brother Aidan has not yet returned from a simple survey trip. Her search for him leads her to a secret that threatens their family. This is one half of a duology that I’ve been playing with for years, and finally sat down […]
What happens when someone who comes from a democratic form of government visits a planet with a totalitarian government. How does democracy confuse the ruler of Tr’en? What does it mean. What can be learned. Join the Storykeeper as he shares this piece of science fiction inspired by a short story by Larry M. Harris. […]
Often we can get too wrapped up in our own heads, and the ramifications can be… deadly. Featuring “O! My Hands!” by Pete Lutz and “Talk to Me” by Gabrielle Phelan. Available at Pendant Productions.
When cleric Aidan Moorhawk awakes from a coma in a hospital, he must figure out what happened to him before the voice in his head causes even more problems…for him and his family. The second story in the duology with Alana’s Trail, available on wattpad.
Episode Seventy-one – “Low Power” Be careful when you think you know someone… betrayal might be lurking around every corner. Featuring “Terminal Legacy” by Landon Beall and “True Horror” by Jeffrey Bridges. Available through PendantAudio.com
The night before a test that will decide the fate of college student Henry Blodgett, he learns a hard lesson about taking shortcuts. Available on Audible.
From best-selling mystery author Traci Tyne Hilton comes Gone, the first novel in The Tangle Saga series. One woman, heir to a throne on Earth, found life on a remote space station a comfortable way to avoid the responsibilities waiting for her back home. But when her rebellious teenaged brother and sister disappear, her responsibilities […]
Glamorous Bess Cameron, a radio psychologist from New Orleans, is lured to Seascape by a mysterious call, and when her estranged ex-husband, John Mystic, erupts on the scene with his charm, Bess struggles to protect her heart from the growing passion between them. Available on Audible.
On the first day of school, Eddie McDermott realizes he signed up for the wrong class. Available on Audible.
Alice passes through the looking-glass into Wonderland, only to become a pawn in a chess game between the Red Queen and the White Queen. Available on Audible
When a cyclone blows a young Kansas girl into the fantastical world of Oz, she helps new friends there find their purpose while she tries to find her way home. The first book in the Oz series. Available on Audible
When the Scarecrow is chased off the throne by a usurper, a small team of heroes must help him reclaim it. But is the Scarecrow the true ruler of Oz? The second book in the Oz series. Available on Audible.
After wandering off from an afternoon lesson, a young girl falls into a fantastical world of tea parties, croquet games, and the most absurd trial imaginable. Available on Audible
One December morning, we were surprised by a knock at our door. It was Aunt Renie stopping by for a short visit. This was originally a story created using Pinterest’s map feature (which has since been discontinued) for an interactive storytelling class, highlighting some favorite Christmas sights around San Antonio.
Enchanted by her whirlwind trip through the Texas Hill Country at Christmas, Aunt Renie came back just in time to attend Fiesta. (Spoiler Alert: She collected more medals than we did.) This was originally a story created using Pinterest’s map feature (which has since been discontinued) to highlight favorite Fiesta activities after I received many […]
After running across a strange creature on the UTSA campus, a college student hears about the mythical Chupacabra. Created using the ARIS system (which I taught myself) for an interactive storytelling course in 2013. Game may no longer be available.
A Choose-Your-Own-Adventure built around the fairy tale of Snow White and Rose Red. Created using inklewriter (which I taught myself) for an interactive storytelling class.
Fifteen-year-old technical artist and animation apprentice Travis Ando grew up moving around a lot. Her mother is an interactive movie star. Her father is a rock musician. She completed primary and intermediate school through distance education and has never had a real friend. When her mother accepts a role at a studio in her home […]
Centered around the historic North Platte Canteen during World War II this drama inspires devotion to country, promises kept, and the real stuff of American life in the 1940s. A love story that will be worth listening to again any time of year. Presented by Misfits Audio
A wattpad duology consisting of the stories Alana’s Trail and Aidan’s Path. Alana’s Trail – Ranger Alana Moorhawk returns home from a courier mission to find her half-brother Aidan has not yet returned from a simple survey trip. Her search for him leads her to a secret that threatens their family. Aidan’s Path – When cleric Aidan Moorhawk […]
When an alien race conquers Earth, a young man ignores a summons to be euthanized, putting the entire population at risk of annihilation. Presented by Misfits Audio
Jim and Lt. Carmichael search for a missing attorney who may have been kidnapped. Presented by Misfits Audio
A prejudiced young man discovers he has an unusual problem after a drunken visit to Chinatown. Presented by Misfits Audio
Captain Peter Rabbit tries his hand at adapting the famous Christmas story by What-the-Dickens, and presents the resulting play to the crew of the Jackalope. The story like you’ve never heard it before. Presented by Misfits Audio
From superheroes to speakeasies, delve deep into the human imagination. Presented by Pendant Audio
Bad decisions made for the right reasons still get you in the same amount of trouble. Presented by Pendant Audio
A tale of cosmic karma presented by Twilight Audio Theatre.
Presented by 4th Starveling Audio.
When reinventing your image, it pays to get everyone on board. Problem is, hardly anyone will go along with your plan unless you’re pretty convincing. Presented by Pendant Audio
Bad things happen all around when a thuggish contractor tries to poach an old man’s home. Presented by Misfits Audio
Ethics, choices and moral quandries that plague your soul! Presented by Pendant Audio
An augmented audio book presented by Pixie Fairie Media
Messing around with time, space, and demons may seem like a good idea, but there might be a few unanticipated consequences. Presented by Pendant Audio
What has finally driven Mr. Mergatroid to a psychiatrist? Presented by Misfits Audio
Milly investigates a series of murders where people were decapitated over board games. Presented by Misfits Audio
Part 1 – It’s natural to wonder what the future will bring, but not knowing who’s friend or foe can make things pretty complicated. Part 2 – Life and death struggles are more common than you think, even if you’re not aware of them. It all depends on your perspective – and what you stand […]
It isn’t easy retiring from UNIT, not when you know what’s out there. After all that wonder, how can you give it all up and grow old gracefully? What if you could have your greatest desire instead? Mistakes have been made, so misguided, so human. The Doctor and Camille witness a dark day for the […]
Parts 1 & 2 – Presented by CP Studios
Milly is hired to investigate an unusual jewel theft. Presented by Misfits Audio
It’s a globetrotting quest for the Valiant Universe’s greatest secrets, from the New York Times best-selling team of Fred Van Lente (Amazing Spider-Man, Marvel Zombies) and Clayton Henry (UncannyX-Men)! Obadiah Archer was born and raised to cherish three things above all else: the faith of his parents, the love of his 22 brothers and sisters, […]
Set shortly after the end of the Dominion War, the USS Rembrandt is assigned to a diplomatic mission to the failed Earth Colony on Turkana IV, which is currently under Dominion occupation. What should be a straightforward assignment quickly becomes more complicated and more perilous as the Rembrandt’s presence proves to be a catalyst for […]
Guilty or not guilty? A spoof on The 12 Angry Jurors, The 12 Angry Pigs by Wade Bradford examines the case against the Big Bad Wolf and the Three Little Pigs. Was the Wolf really selling Wolf Scout cookies or is he indeed guilty of huffing and puffing and blowing down those two houses? Presented […]
Four older women meet to reminiscence on life, death, divorce, and lost loves. Each have explored their lengthy lives in a different manner as they have learned to cope with being the ones left behind. Tinged with humor throughout, the realistic portrayal of the elderly will tug at your heart strings while making you reflect […]
Sometimes our choices are a matter of life and death, and sometimes we learn what we might be capable of. How far would you go? Presented by Pendant Audio
Moments of evil are sometimes motivated by darkness hiding just beneath the surface. Presented by Pendant Audio
Dorothy travels to the Emerald City with new friends the Shaggy man, Button-Bright, and Polychrome, with requests for invitations to Princess Ozma’s birthday party. Among the party’s guests are some familiar faces, including Santa Claus. The fifth book in the Oz series. Available on Audible.
Corrupt promoters and know-nothing bosses have one thing in common… they can’t see their own failures coming. Make sure to check out “The OS Diaries”, a The Office-style spoof of a technology company trying to impress foreign investors. (It goes poorly.) Available from Pendant Audio.
Sometimes, the funniest thing happens: You get asked to sing a song you’ve known since you were thirteen. That’s what happened here. They needed a singer to step in, and I just happened to be available. Available on the Internet Archive.
Climate change has at last caught up with the North Pole: an extended unseasonable burst of hot weather has brought toy production to a halt. Unscrupulous entrepreneur Milt Landon has taken advantage of the new climatic conditions and is trying to turn the North Pole into a tourist trap. Will Santa be able to return […]
Santa’s Christmas schedule has run into a major problem – all his reindeer, even the heroic Rudolph, are too ill to fly. However, a promising solution to Santa’s dilemma is offered from an unlikely source – the eccentric elf Melvin. Available on Audible Now available as part of Mike Murphy Radio Theatre: A Christmas Collection
Conflict is at the core of the human condition, whether it comes from words and trolls, or from within. Featuring “Word Wars” by Landon Beall and “Smores” by Anna Rodriguez. Available at Pendant Audio
The Madman stalks Kelsey’s sister & her boyfriend, taking stalking to a new level. Available at Fatecrafters’ Diary of a Madman libsyn feed.
The beginning of the end. Join us as the MGE institutes a “no whining” policy and we discover what has been happening to all of our favorite characters since we last heard from them. (Available from Fatecrafters) 1 – “No Whining Wednesday” 2 – “Op-Ed Gang Warfare” 5 – “Ethnomedicine”
Kelsey and Angela, Kelsey’s sister, meet for lunch … and speak to each other for the last time. Available at Fatecrafer Studio’s Diary of a Madman Libsyn feed.
Often considered to be Ibsen’s most popular play in his lifetime, The League of Youth caused fighting in the streets, with conservatives claiming it was an attack on their party and liberals claiming it was an attack on theirs! A thought-provoking comedy that’s sure to feel shockingly familiar. Unusually for Ibsen, this play has a lot of […]
Jared has a choice to make that will determine the course of his Bigfoot investigation … and maybe his life. Available at Fatecrafters’ Subject: Found feed.
The Storykeeper finds a use for a story originally written by Kurt Vonnegut to help a man down on his luck to see there may be hope for his future. Head inside the Sci Fi Salvage and Restoration Company and enjoy the latest story. Available at Misfits Audio
Communication is the root of human interaction, but you can never be sure quite which way a conversation will go. Featuring “Tollbooth Talk” by Barry M. Putt, Jr. and “The Forum” by Evelyn Hill. Available from Pendant Productions
Pendant Audio’s take on Shakespeare’s As You Like It. All the comedy and romance, plus some things you might not expect. Available on iTunes.
Times are tough in Kansas, forcing Dorothy, Aunt Em, and Uncle Henry to move to Oz. But while Dorothy gives her aunt and uncle the grand tour, the Nome King makes plans to retrieve his magic belt from Ozma. Available at Audible
An elderly widow gets a visit from her late husband who’s come to guide her to the afterlife after a heart attack. Available from Bear Place Audio on the Internet Archive
Semi-Forgotten World-Class Detective Walter Welles has run out of money, thankfully his sense of direction leads him to a new case. (Use your headphones. This series is ASMR.) Episodes 1 – “The Devil’s Masseuse” 2 – “Soul Food” 3 – “The Snowfall”
Agents in The Division of Community Order often find themselves with overwhelming workloads. Tasked with dozens of new non-violent crimes and domestic disputes each day, there’s seldom a chance to reflect on cold cases. A chance discussion brings a new and sinister perspective to a missing persons’ case that’s been closed for over a decade. […]
The predominant theme in this Shakespearean tragedy, believed to have been written in about 1603, is jealousy and the destruction it causes when allowed to run rampant. It features one of Shakespeare’s most compelling villains, Iago, who skillfully manipulates his commander, Othello, into believing that he has been betrayed by his wife, Desdemona, and his […]
In this elegant comedy of manners, Penelope O’Farrell discovers that her husband has been having an affair with an attractive married woman. Instead of lapsing into despair, she decides to employ some cunning strategies to save her marriage. Available at Audible
Summoned abruptly by her father, Elly returned from holiday earnestly anticipating the news. After a series of unexpected twists, Elly is thrust into an epic adventure taking her around the world. Investigate and examine clues, use your wit and tap into your past to unravel the mysteries surrounding your kidnapping, your father’s disappearance and a […]
First published in 1869, Little Women is the story of four sisters growing up against the background of the American Civil War. Alcott wrote the book at the urging of the publisher, Thomas Niles, who was seeking a story about girls that would have popular appeal. Although it was commenced essentially as a children’s book, it developed […]
Out for a nightly parkour run, journalist Ken Takawa comes across a group of Tiger’s Paw monks out at unusually late hour. Available on wattpad.
Anne has delayed her college ambitions to stay with Marilla at Green Gables after Matthew’s passing. But when Marilla takes in a pair of twins, Anne must juggle her responsibilities at home, at Avonlea School, and at the local improvers’ society. She rises to the occasion and meets a favorite author and new kindred spirits […]
Pride and Prejudice is Jane Austen’s classic comic romance, in which the five Bennet sisters try to find that most elusive creature: a single man in possession of a large fortune. Sparks fly when sweet, pretty Jane meets their new neighbor, Mr. Bingley, but her sister Elizabeth is offended by his haughty friend, Mr. Darcy. This […]
In October 2017, wattpad hosted a wattpunk challenge for cover artists and writers. The goal was to create a cover or a story that centered around a kinetic piece of art in any of the punk subgenres. One of the suggested pieces of kinetic art was a decorative armband that allowed access to a secret […]
Technomage Dani is out running errands when she learns she might have the patience of a talent scout. This story is a repost of a story I wrote in Summer 2014 while learning to write action scenes. (This was also my first attempt at a book cover after I took a book cover design […]
Formerly a two-part expanded moment in my writing practice (under a completely different name), “The Trouble With Recorded History” is a vignette about one of the Golden Dragon archivists fighting machine and storage devices to preserve the very last story of the darkest moment in New Glory’s history. Available on wattpad.