Projects and Publications

More than almost anything else, I have always been a storyteller and a performer. It’s probably why I fared so well at teaching as long as I did – it’s the ultimate blend of those two worlds. But I would come home from work (teaching or otherwise), and create. Most of my creative work has long been of the writing variety, creating stories, training materials, in game materials. But in recent years, I’ve migrated back to performing, now spending most of my time working on audio projects.

It’s been a lot of fun, but it’s hard to figure out how to share it with others sometimes. If you follow me on Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest, you’ll see some of it there. But I decided I need a central place people can find the various things I do. This is my first attempt at that. It’ll likely grow and change as I find better ways to handle things.

At any rate, please 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: Daring Girls

Ozma of Oz

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.

The Dangers of Black Magic

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 […]

The Haunted Doll’s House

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?

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 […]

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.   This is one half of a duology that I’ve been playing with for years, and finally sat down […]

Aidan’s Path

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.

Seminar 71 – “True Horror”

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

Gone

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 […]

Upon a Mystic Tide

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.

Aunt Renie’s Texas Hill Country Christmas

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.

Aunt Renie’s Fiesta Trip

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 […]

Chasing Normal

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 […]

I’ll Meet You At The Canteen

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

The Moorhawk Duology

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 […]

Seminar 64/65 – “The Few”

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 […]

Archer & Armstrong #1

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, […]

Star Trek – Tales from the Border

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 […]

The Twelve Angry Pigs

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 […]

Ever Young

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 […]

The Road to Oz

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.

Seminar 72 – “The OS Diaries”

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.

As You Like It

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.

I’m Dreaming of a Tropical Christmas

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 […]

How Melvin Saved Christmas

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

Subject: Found 9 – “Whiskey Bend”

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.

Liberty: Tales from the Tower – “Entry 2-01: Excuse Me”

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. […]