Books and ideas that I have for books that aren't yet on the calendar
Imagine World War I... with dragons.
The brilliant son of a tutor, Christopher has spent the last few months on the streets of London doing odd jobs and sleeping in odd corners. After the death of his parents and siblings his life had seemed almost over.
But with the coming of war with Germany (what we call World War I) he decided that life in the Army couldn't be worse than life on the streets. But he didn't end up in the army!
Dragon Corps follows Christopher as he has to battle class prejudice, basic training, German dragons... and girls.
The court martial was inconclusive, so the captain and crew of the light cruiser were relegated to patrol duty on the tail end of the Republic. Until the son of an famous senator comes and proposes that they convert into a survey ship... and disaster strikes.
Set in a future which resembles the past, Survey ship follows the lives and careers of several young people as they navigate new ships, new crews, new romance... and an old enemy in a new place.
Miss Crump made it very clear to everyone who asked that she had come to the big city to accomplish two things: to do an excellent job as a secretary until she could marry and do an excellent job of being a wife and mother.
But when her new boss is arrested for embezzelement and she is sure of his innocence; both of her goals come together along with a third one... find out who dunnit.
Set in a slightly fictional England in around 1800, Miss Crump follows the career and romance of the main character; and then is turned upside down when, as a new bride, she and her new husband, along with Bobby the office boy, are forced into the role of detectives.
Ben and Beth thought they might manage to enjoy summer camp, even it was called 'Deeper Truth' and taught the Bible and other nonsense. But they weren't at all prepared for what they encountered when they went swimming at night.
Deeper Truth is an allegory in the style of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, where the characters spend time in a fantasy world leaning Biblical truths, and time in the real world applying them.
Lorcan had grown up understanding that one day he would need to marry and take his place in the clan. He hadn't known that that would mean being sent as a colonist to a strange new planet.
And he had never quite understood what it meant to get married, either.
Two for is a science fiction novel that sets marriage issues into a colonizing space setting.