Not much makes us humans unique; it's all a matter of degree.   For example, worker bees tell each other stories when they hang out together.  But story is something we've taken farther than any other animal.  As a species, we've turned the dial to 11 on spinning yarns.  We're each of us a story we tell ourselves.

Writing is the secret obsession. The other thing pays the bills. I write fantasy, science fiction, thrillers, and curious chimeras of all these. I write for MG, YA, and adult readers. I don't always use the same name.

Current projects:

Clanmarks, a post-post-apocalyptic YA SF & F mashup, featuring a sixteen-year-old sometime goatherd whose birthmark is the genetic brand of her ancestors' crimes. Warring highland clans, gene-edited witches, weaponized corpses, and one girl's bid to choose her own path. The first book, Kiss of the Dragonfly, is posted on WP.

The Gem Merchant's Son, MG+. Jasper Blackwood sees ghosts and was expelled from school. His father has vanished and his mother is wanted for debt. As if that isn't enough, he's been conscripted by a crafty goddess to steal the world's most dangerous stone.

Detective series: James Arklow, cult-busting psychologist with demons and ghosts of his own to contend with. Gregory Fate, ex-RCMP, now a small-time PI in a world of big-time crime.

Fantastic worlds, unlikely heroes!

Heroes #StandWithUkraine !

I try to thank all readers for their comments, votes, list adds, and follows. I respond to constructive comments in the book. I never respond to requests to read things. I mute commercial accounts. I delete read requests and comments about other WP writers posted in my work.
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gilharriss gilharriss Apr 08, 2022 12:25PM
The Gem Merchant's Son is now complete on Wattpad.  My thanks to the readers who followed along and took the time to comment while it was being posted. Also added a preview chapter of the next novel...
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