The last thing Layna Greenglades wants is to be a hero. She'd rather play her lyre for unappreciative drunks, lose herself in a series of passionate encounters with strangers and fade into the chorus of life. But when the local mob shakes her down, she's forced to reveal herself as a chanter and accept a job from a myopic professor at the nation's foremost university.
While the aforementioned novel is my main focus, I'm also fiddling with a number of other projects:
a superhero anthology, Hero's Lament, focused on portrayals of heroes and heroines failing because of personal flaw or bad decision;
a sprawling, multi-character fantasy novel tentatively titled Daughters of a Dying World;
a retelling of Phantom of the Opera;
a space opera;
and a multitude of short stories.