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Keeper of Tales Trilogy: Book Three

We are all born made of gold.
Secret Riven—the mystically gifted heroine who now represses her uncanny telepathic power—works for the mysterious magnate Fewmany as an archivist in his private library. There, she stumbles upon the arcane manuscript that had vanished following her mother’s untimely death. She suspects the manuscript contains a profound secret, and she is yet unaware of its link to a thousand-year-old war READ MORE

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Keeper of Tales Trilogy: Book Two

To see is a trick of the mind,
but to believe is a trick of the heart.
One thousand years after a great conflict known as The Mapmaker’s War, a daughter is born to an ambitious historian and a gifted translator. Secret Riven doesn’t speak until her seventh year but can mysteriously communicate with plants and animals. Unsettled by visions and dreams since childhood, she tries to hide her strangeness READ MORE

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Keeper of Tales Trilogy: Book One

This will be the map of your heart, old woman.
In an ancient time, in a faraway land, a young woman named Aoife is allowed a rare apprenticeship to become her kingdom’s mapmaker, tasked with charting the entire domain. Traveling beyond its borders, she finds a secretive people who live in peace, among great wealth. They claim to protect a mythic treasure, one connected to the creation of the world. When Aoife reports their existence to her kingdom, the community is targeted as a threat, READ MORE

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New Orleans, 1920s. 
Raziela Nolan is in the throes of a magnificent love affair when she dies in a tragic accident. In an instant, she leaves behind her one true love and her dream of becoming a doctor—but somehow, she still remains. Immediately after her death, Razi chooses to stay between—a realm that exists after life and before whatever lies beyond it. From this remarkable vantage point, Razi narrates the stories of her lost love, Andrew, READ MORE

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Ronlyn's essay “Milkweed and Metamorphosis” appears in this collection.
What is beauty? Why do women usually think they are not beautiful, and what do women and men find truly beautiful in life? These important questions are answered in The Beautiful Anthology: Essays, Poems & Art, the new book from the acclaimed literary site The Nervous Breakdown TNB Books. The answers will surprise you, shock you, amuse you, and make you think, READ MORE

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On The Nervous Breakdown, Ronlyn's essay archive

“Sparrow’s Last Flight” on

“Horror, Beauty” on

“Shaking Hands with the Klansman” on The Weeklings, cross-posted on

“In Every Living Thing” published in the March 2011 issue of Shambhala Sun, magazine now titled Lion’s Roar

“Silence, An Adventure” Border Crossing. Fall 2013, Vol. 3

"The Great One" Faerie Magazine. Issue #26, April 2014


Short Stories

“Storyboard” Clackamas Literary Review. 2005, Vol. IX

“Helifano” New Delta Review. Winter 2005, Vol. 22, No. 1

“Broken Silence” New England Review. 2005, Vol. 26, No. 1