World Meerkat Day

Happy World Meerkat Day everyone! Remember the 3rd Truth: Family is Survival It is World Meerkat Day making it perfect for a book signing at Mr. Bookman, the first for The Meer Series! Did you know, that meerkats only weight up to 2 pounds and that they can measure up to 1 foot tall when... 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 →

The Alphas

The Alphas are one of the most prominent meer families in the desert. They are a medium sized family, with over twenty members. They live in the heart of the Sunlands, with neighbors on each of their borders. The Alphas were founded by the current dominant female, Queen, when she was evicted from her birth... Continue Reading →

Shimmer’s Dream

Shimmer watched Hawk as he churned the sand with strong swipes of his paws. It was dawn at the Alphas burrow and Hawk and Shimmer were the first ones up. Shimmer was sunning herself with her dark-skinned stomach facing the sun while Hawk was tidying the burrow entrance.  Shimmer couldn’t help but admire him. He... Continue Reading →

Scarlet’s Promise

Scarlet panted as she allowed Hawk to slump down in the shade of an acacia tree. His breaths were ragged and his eyes were closed. When Scarlet bent down to rub her cheek against his head, he didn’t acknowledge her touch. His skin was hot and clammy beneath his fur as the fever raged through... Continue Reading →

Hawk’s Courage

The male meer was bigger and heavier than him, but Hawk had one advantage: speed. The male lunged for his foreleg and Hawk ducked. The male lashed out with both paws and Hawk weaved. Hawk lived up to his namesake as he dodged and bucked, jumped and darted from side to side. He was a... Continue Reading →

Weed’s Vow

Weed tried to suppress the shaking, but against his wishes his whole body trembled. His heartbeat thundered in his ears, making it difficult to hear what Grace was saying. Today would be the Alphas first battle. Their family was growing and they needed to expand their borders. Foraging in the Outlands wasn’t an option and... Continue Reading →

Mist’s Search

Mist’s chest throbbed from the voracious beating of her heart. Her tail trailed, stiff, at her back. The scarred meer faced her with his hackles raised. His brown gaze trained on her. “I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to startle you.” She said, feeling oddly detached. Was it only one season ago that her mother had... Continue Reading →

Pride’s Choice

Pride stared at the cold, limp body of his once powerful father sprawled in the dark sand. The sun was setting, sending bursts of pink and red into the sky. Pride thought that the beauty of the sky only mocked the tragic events that had taken place that day. He could not believe that his... Continue Reading →

What is ‘The Meer’?

‘The Meer’ is the title of the young adult and middle grade animal fantasy series that I am writing. I am working on book one of The Meer series as we speak. The Meer will focus on a family of meerkats and their lives as they navigate family turmoil and the harshness of their environment.... Continue Reading →

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