Bigger than a breadbox, but not by much. Also, really loves bread.

I write strong yet relatable heroines, flawed but redeemable heroes, and the occasional villain you'll love to hate. I like to subvert tropes to create original ways of looking at the familiar. Common elements in my stories include the use of intriguing settings, art and architecture; exploration of immortality (both literal and figurative); hiding symbolism in plain sight; ending chapters with kick-ass cliffhangers; and centering girls who rescue themselves. I also wrote three books with hot Italian heroes, so I guess there's that, too!

My books:
📚PLUNDER 💲(Pirate King 1): historical adventure/Pirates of the Caribbean vibe. Published by Hachette as an audiobook.
📚SCUTTLE (Pirate King 2): historical adventure/Hamilton-Revolutionary war vibe
📚WATERS OF OBLIVION 💲: paranormal romance/immortals & billionaire love triangle
📚PIT LANE PERSEPHONE: sports romance/rivals to lovers & fake dating
📚CHRISTMAS WITH NICK KLAAS: Netflix holiday rom-com in Lapland
📚ZELDA CROWE AND THE CURSE OF THE JADE LOTUS: 1920s cozy mystery (novella)
📚SPY CANDY: female James Bond (novella)
📚THE KEEPERS: Gothic paranormal/19th Century haunted house (novella)
📚THE PLAGUE DOCTOR'S DAUGHTER: historical fantasy
📚VANGUARD (incomplete): underwater dystopian/climate catastrophe

Winner of the @XOXOconnects flash fiction contest: THE LAST RESORT (2017) published as an e-book from Pocket Star/Simon & Schuster
Winner of the @Target Once Upon Now contest: ONCE UPON NOW (2016) published in paperback and e-book from Gallery Books/Simon & Schuster
Semi-finalist in the @TNT horror contest and the @Travel Brilliantly contest.

WattCon London (2015) & WattCon NYC (2016) Panelist. @ShePersisted & @DebutAuthors Creator/Admin @TheCornerBooth OG

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rskovach rskovach Feb 26, 2021 10:52PM
I've posted the first two chapters of my ONC2021 entry, ZELDA CROWE AND THE CURSE OF THE JADE LOTUS! Meet our protagonists, a sassy Miss Marple-type and my version of a grumpy Indiana Jones!https:...
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