Shine’s Misery

Shine stared at the grimy water and wished that it would swallow her up. Moons upon moons had passed since her pups, Noble, Pride, and Grace abandoned the group and her trusted mate, Fiery, had died. The Scavengers numbers dwindled, more and more deserting in the hopes of finding a place among another family or... Continue Reading →

Victory’s Dawn

Victory crept from boulder to boulder, the midday sun sweltering on her golden and dun mottled coat. The stripes along her back were shadowy and prominent as she trailed a tawny figure through the desert scrub. This part of Zeros territory was sparse and dry, the sand a burgundy red, and dotted with pale boulders... Continue Reading →

King’s Storm

King stood with his paws planted, claws tearing the sand, tail curved, and spine arched. Another meer faced him, green gaze hesitant and fur on end. “King,” he called as the wind raged around them, “we don’t have to do this!”             “You stole her from me, Pride!” King raged, baring his teeth. “I want... Continue Reading →

Glade’s Pup

Glade steadied her young daughter with her snout, dark nose slipped under her foreleg to keep her from tumbling over. Victory was still top-heavy, her flattish head too big for her little body. She blinked warm orange eyes at her mother before continuing up the heartmound with resolve. “Careful, Victory. Watch your paws.” Glade winced... Continue Reading →

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Claim your free copy of The Meer: Perilous Ground! This thrilling anthology will explore the many adventures and tragedies of the meer families as they are pitted against one another in a struggle for survival. Experience how the meer families come to be in three serials from the past and then get a glimpse into... Continue Reading →

Glory’s Reckoning

Glory huddled, shrouded in the shadow of the burrow mouth. The mound of earth above the main burrow entrance, the heartmound, was dark against the sky, lit by the full moon. The stars were little claw-pricks in the distance and as Glory craned his sharp snout they had never felt farther from reach.             Glory,... Continue Reading →

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Book One of The Meer- The Marked: Blaze “Should The Marked live their bloodlines will sire The Golden One.” Galaxy raised his voice to be heard over the crackling hiss of the starfire.                 Ripple’s fur prickled. “What do you mean should they live?”                 “That’s why we need you.” Patch hurried to explain, leaping... Continue Reading →

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Pride: Falling Storm

An Original Animal Fantasy Coming Monday To Kindle Vella First Three Episodes FREE The deed done the lion lifted his head and without so much as a second glance at his victim he trotted off into the long-yellowed grass, his gaze still indecipherable. His tail tip twitched casually as the rest of the lion was... Continue Reading →

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Come visit me, The author of The Meer: Perilous Ground, at Mr. Bookman in Franklin, PA on Saturday July 3rd from 1-5 Mr. Bookman - Book Sales and Assistance for Local Libraries (mrbookmans.com) I'll be signing books and answering any questions you may have! And don't forget the amazing sale going on right now! (2)... Continue Reading →

The Collapse

The Creation Serial Part 4 Greatwing’s feathers were downy against the starlight as he extended his talons and released his hold on Star. The brindle-striped meerkat landed on all fours; his usual tawny luster shaded by the night. The full moon hung over the island like a curious eye watching them. The clearing was bathed... Continue Reading →

The Gang

The Creation Part 3 In the moons that followed Star and Bringer met with Storm, Claw, Listener, and Greatwing at the hollow tree many times. The six desert dwellers became close enough to show one another their homes and ranges. They introduced one another to family members and a pact was agreed on. Each took... Continue Reading →

The Starfire

The Creation Part One Star awoke in darkness. The chamber was warm and tight. He couldn’t see anything but the milky scent coming from the furry flank he nestled against comforted him. He wriggled closer, pushing his mother’s paw, trying to reach her belly. He heard her sigh and felt her roll onto her side.... Continue Reading →

Ghost’s Tears

“I dare you to go see what’s rustling those bushes over there, Ghost.” Flower whispered in his ear. A tree-length away, a thicket of dense brambles swayed and crackled back and forth. Beside the thicket was an ashen tree, the base still alive with brown healthy roots and the top branches dead and black. Ghost... Continue Reading →

Dart’s Truth

Dart crouched by the burrow entrance, wondering whether he should go in. His black tail tip twitched as he stared into the dark, yawning hole, waiting for movement to stir in the shadows. The sharp scent of crushed sage and sorrel clung to him. He rolled in a thicket of the plants before coming back... Continue Reading →

Genet’s Escape

Genet tried not to whimper as Grasstail passed right by her hiding spot. Her fur stood on end and her earthy orange eyes flashed with fear. Grasstail was one of Bull’s most strict enforcers and she didn’t know what he would do to her if she was caught out of the sleep chamber after high... Continue Reading →

Lion’s Ambition

A small pup with pale pulp-green eyes laid in the shade on his side. The sun was at its pinnacle and the humidity made his paw pads sweat. He laid his head on his paws, his expression gloomy. His litterbrother, Snake, who was scrawnier than him and never won their mock battles was being shown... Continue Reading →

Suri's Pride

Suri sat in the mouth of the tunnel, head tilted up to watch the sky. Her shoulders were hunched in thought and her tail was stiff at her side. She had only been accepted as a full member of the Powers a few moons ago. She was young and in her prime. She was a... Continue Reading →

Wildcat's Blood

Wildcat used his claws to roll the centipede in the sand, trying to rub off its awful secretions. The creature waved its many legs too slow and once he was sure that it was edible he popped its antennaed head into his mouth. With a mighty crunch and a twist of his jaw he severed... Continue Reading →

The Trap

The Shifting World Part 4 Patch shivered in the early dawn shadows. He was creeping from rock to rock, ducking everytime he heard the scrape of scales on stone. The air was dusty and the soil was gritty beneath his paw pads. His heart thundered in his ears and his tail quavered. He huddled with... Continue Reading →

The Departure

The Shifting World Part 3 Galaxy crouched near the center of the clearing, his limbs growing stiff as they waited. Nova rested on his one side and his understudy, Dapple, to his other. The sun was creeping upwards and they had been there since dawn. Still the fox hadn’t shown his face. Nova stood up... Continue Reading →

The Beginning

The Shifting World Part 2 Nova was dreaming. She scented open space and wind soaring high above. The sky was cloudless and starry. The claw-pricks of light scattered above her. She stared at them in wonder for they appeared to be closer then normal. She stretched her neck and raised her snout wishing that she... Continue Reading →

The End

The Shifting World Part 1 Listener was sleeping, but it looked far from peaceful. His fur was rumpled, his pelt matted, he had a few swelling ticks on his muzzle that he hadn’t bothered to scrape off, and he was whimpering in his dreams. A sad smile tugged at Comet’s lips as she stepped towards... Continue Reading →

The Ruins

The Broken Oath Part 6 Listener padded into the hollow tree on silent paws. His big, bat-like ears twitched. He regarded the blood spattered trunk as if uncomprehending. The sound of scales scraping the ground echoed in the silence. He glanced over as Bringer paused at his side. "They're dead." He murmured. His voice was... Continue Reading →

The Final Battle

The Broken Oath Part 5 Star trembled in the shade of the tree despite the heat of midday. Greatwing shuffled his wings beside the meer and glanced up the hollow trunk. He would not meet Star's gaze. The Firstbloods had been meeting in this for countless moons, but this was unlike any other meeting that... Continue Reading →

The Lie

The Broken Oath Part 4 The wild cat crouched in the shadowed gully of a shallow trench. Her dark striped pelt twitched as a fly buzzed about her head. She ignored it, her pale green gaze focused on the hare. The dune colored rabbit picked through the grass at the top of the trench. She... Continue Reading →

The Accusation

The Broken Oath Part 3 The gray goshawk with a stark yellow beak and white belly clenched her talons into the fraying bark of the matopi tree. The green leaves plump and full from the plentiful wet season fluttered near her blue eyes and she shifted her position in annoyance. As the heartbeats ticked by,... Continue Reading →

The Alliance

The Broken Oath Part 2 The raptor glided on the wind, his flight feathers curved and spread to catch the updraft. From his vantage point he could see the rolling dunes of the Desert sprawling towards the setting sun. Far beneath him his sharp gaze made out the undulating stripes of a herd of zebra... Continue Reading →

The Betrayal

The Broken Oath Part 1 Death Bringer drew his coils tighter around him, his thin tongue flickering out of his mouth to taste the air. It was just before dawn and the sky was still a dark azure. He lifted his head as the breeze carried the scent of a meer. He recognized that scent.... Continue Reading →

Swift’s Fear

Swift stood on her hind legs and scanned the terrain with her sharp cobalt eyes. She scented the breeze as it whisked past her. No sight or scent of predators. Her gaze fell on the figure of her father, his head submerged in a hole. He dragged out a large millipede and proceeded to gorge... Continue Reading →

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