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Olive McKnight: Professional Exorcist

A Novel, Seeking Representation

When Olive McKnight graduated with her degree in Paranormal Studies, this crap-barrel job as an exorcist was not what she had in mind. Since her mom’s death, her dream has been to work with ghosts. Instead, she’s cancelling on her boyfriend to exorcise a demonically possessed cat named Mr. Whiskers. And even that Olive can’t get right. Her boss gives her one last chance, reassigning her to Paratech’s top-performing team. But on their first outing, an exorcism gone wrong saddles Olive with her very own “guardian demon.” You know, like a guardian angel, except terrible.

Olive hides the entanglement, because the only thing scarier than her freakish new frenemy is the job market. However, the day after this demon shows up, a string of murders breaks out, and the culprit appears to be a demon-in-disguise. At first, Olive suspects her so-called “guardian demon.” But when the culprit turns out to be much closer than she thinks, Olive’s entire life goes up in smoke. Olive will have to choose between everything she cares about most—her job, her friends, and her boyfriend—and she’ll be lucky to survive with even one of the three intact. One thing Olive knows for sure: everyone’s fate is in this fledgling witch’s hands. Goddess help them.

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Goodnight, Socrates

A Full-Length Play, Ready for Production

In a near-future dystopia inspired by Plato’s Republic, a young woman named Lachesis has worked her way up from her low class status and rural town to a sparkling new job in the capital city. As a film censor, Lachesis must curate an upcoming film festival that will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Marble Republic’s founding. She butts heads with her infuriating colleague, Clotho, the picture of wealth and privilege, and strives to impress her boss, Atropos, a no-nonsense middle class citizen who knows more than she lets on.

Separated from her family, Lachesis struggles to navigate the political hazards of her new job without anyone to turn to but an artificial intelligence named Socrates, her closest companion from childhood. But as Lachesis begins to connect with Clotho and Atropos, she uncovers more about the Marble Republic, and it soon becomes apparent that her trusted A.I. Socrates may not be the friend he appears.