Australian Releases
WELCOME to my Australian and New Zealand Page. Much to my surprise, my books are rather popular in Australia and New Zealand, and I've lots of readers and now friends who live there! This page is for all of you! On this page, you'll find the covers of all my books that have been published in Australia and New Zealand, news, upcoming releases, links to purchase books, and any information that I might have regarding me and Australia and New Zealand (see below for the latest :).

(Archives of the Invisible Sword Book 3)

You can join me or you can die.

Hard on the heels of trouble in Zirdai city, Shyla Sun-Kissed and Rendor are ordered to report to the King of Koraha - a summons that is deadly to ignore. The King holds the key to Koraha's existence, but a formidable new enemy threatens Koraha's very survival and the King desperately needs Shyla and Rendor's help.

Wielding a terrifying and unknown magical power that can convert opponents into devoted soldiers, the mysterious army is hellbent on usurping the crown. Shyla and Rendor are tasked with discovering who in the seven hells these insurgents are. And what their real endgame is.

Trekking through the punishing conditions across the searing surface of Koraha, and facing numerous unseen foes and untold danger, they must follow the clues to uncover the truth before it's too late. The fate of the King and all the citizens of Koraha rests in their hands...

Read an Excerpt from THE KING OF KORAHA.

ISBN 13: 9781489252845
Release date: 1 December, 2021 HQ Young Adult Australia
Price: $19.99 AU - Trade-sized paperback
Price: $9.99 AU - eBook

You can find Australian order links for THE KING OF KORAHA HERE:


THE CITY OF ZIRDAI (Archives of the Invisible Sword Book 2)

It's suicide, Shyla. You're the prize they want.

Through her courage and tenacity, Shyla Sun-Kissed has awoken the power of The Eyes of Tamburah. But this feat only marks the beginning of the challenges that the magical order, the Invisible Sword, faces to free the underground city of Zirdai.

Though they have allies among the monks and splinter cells inside the city, Shyla knows the Invisible Sword doesn't have the strength to win. With the group fracturing due to the strain of losses from their latest ordeal, thinly veiled suspicions and endless disagreements, it's up to Shyla to forge a new united order.

When both the draconian Water Prince and brutal Heliacal Priestess learn of Shyla's new powers, life becomes even more complicated as they will stop at nothing to capture Shyla and take the magic of The Eyes for themselves. Hunted at every turn and unable to hide, Shyla and the Invisible Sword must use every resource at their command - and unearth new ones - in their race to save the city from destruction. But their enemies always seem to be one step ahead. And the cost to win the battle may be more than Shyla would ever be willing to pay...

Read an Excerpt from THE CITY OF ZIRDAI.

ISBN 13: 9781489252821
Release date: 2 June, 2021 HQ Young Adult Australia
Price: $19.99 AU - Trade-sized paperback
Price: $9.99 AU - eBook

You can find Australian order links for THE CITY OF ZIRDAI HERE:


THE EYES OF TAMBURAH (Archives of the Invisible Sword Book 1)

2020 PRISM Award Winner for Best Fantasy Novel!

This series has been brewing in my head for a long time--even before I sparked on my Sentinels of the Galaxy idea. This one also has archeology, precious artefacts, and a desert. In fact, the world of Koraha is completely covered in a desert and the inhabitants have retreated underground to live. If they're caught on the surface when the sun is at its zenith, they're cooked alive! So is this a good time to say I was inspired by my visit to the Australian Outback? It's true, I was amazed by the bright orange sands and the fact that so many people survive in the middle of nowhere! Currently Book 2, The City of Zirdai is scheduled to be released in June 2020, and Book 3, The King of Koraha is scheduled for June 2021 in Australia and New Zealand.

Here's the cover blurb: He thinks you are the thief...

Shyla is a researcher who resides in the underground desert city of Zirdai, which is ruled by the wealthy Water Prince and brutal Heliacal Priestess. Even though Shyla is sun-kissed - an outcast, considered cursed by the Sun Goddess - she is still renowned for uncovering innumerable archaic facts, lost artefacts, ancient maps, and obscure historical documents. Her quiet life is about to change when Banqui, an archaeologist, enlists her services to find The Eyes of Tamburah: legendary gemstones that bestow great magic on their wielder. These ancient objects can tip the balance of power and give whoever possesses them complete control of the city.

But chaos erupts when The Eyes are stolen soon after they're found - and Shyla is blamed for the theft. Forced to flee, with the Prince's soldiers and the Priestess' deacons on her trail, Shyla must recover the jewels and clear her name. A quest that will unearth secrets even more valuable than The Eyes of Tamburah themselves...

Read an Excerpt from THE EYES OF TAMBURAH.

ISBN 13: 9781489252807
Release date: June 17, 2019 HQ Young Adult Australia
Price: $19.99 AU - Trade-sized paperback

Price: $9.99 AU - eBook

You can find Australian order links for THE EYES OF TAMBURAH HERE:


DEFENDING THE GALAXY (Sentinels of the Galaxy Book 3)

2021 PRISM Award Winner for Best Young Adult Novel and Best of the Best!

Year 2522. Oh. My. Stars.

Junior Officer Ara Lawrence here, reporting for duty. Again. It's situation critical for the security team and everyone in the base - including my parents - with a new attack from the looters imminent, a possible galaxy-wide crime conspiracy and an unstoppable alien threat. But this all pales in the face of my mind-blowing discovery about the Q-net. Of course, no one believes me. I'm not sure I believe me. It could just be a stress-induced delusion. That's what my parents seem to believe...

Their concern for me is hampering my ability to do my job. I know they love me, but with the Q-net in my corner, I'm the only one who can help the security team beat the shadowy aliens from the pits we discovered. We're holding them at bay, for now, but the entire Milky Way Galaxy is in danger of being overrun.

With battles on too many fronts, it's looking dire. But one thing I've learned is when people I love are in jeopardy, I'll never give up trying to save them. Not until my dying breath. Which could very well be today...

Read an Excerpt from DEFENDING THE GALAXY.

ISBN 13: 9781489252784
Release Date: 2 December, 2020 HQ Young Adult Australia
Price: $19.99 AU - Trade-sized paperback, $9.99 AU - eBook

You can order DEFENDING THE GALAXY online at these Australian retailers:

CHASING THE SHADOWS (Sentinels of the Galaxy Book 2)

2020 PRISM Award Winner for Best Young Adult Novel and Best of the Best!

This book starts soon after the exciting conclusion of Navigating the Stars. These books have just been so much fun to write. I really love Lyra's strong voice and the way she breaks that fourth wall to talk to the readers. For this series, you really do need to read Navigating the Stars first so scroll on down to check out that award-winning book! The third book, Defending the Galaxy will be released in November 2020.

Here's the cover copy: Year 2522. Lyra Daniels is dead.

Okay, so I only died for sixty-six seconds. But when I came back to life, I got a brand new name and a snazzy new uniform. Go me! Seriously, though, it's very important that Lyra Daniels stays dead, at least as far as the murdering looters, know.

While dying is the scariest thing that's happened to me, it morphed my worming skills. I can manipulate the Q-net like never before. But Jarren has blocked us from communicating with the rest of the galaxy and now they believe we've gone silent, like Planet Xinji (where silent really means dead).

A Protector Class spaceship is coming to our rescue, but we still have to survive almost two years until they arrive - if they arrive at all. Until then, we have to figure out how to stop an unstoppable alien threat. And it's only a matter of time before the looters learn I'm not dead and returns to finish what they started.

There's no way I'm going to let them win. Instead I'll do whatever it takes to save the people I love. But even I'm running out of ideas...

Read an Excerpt from CHASING THE SHADOWS.

ISBN: 9781489252760
Release date: November 18, 2019 HQ Young Adult, Australia
Price: $19.99 AU - Trade-size paperback
Price: $9.99 AU - eBook
Price: $22.06 AU - audio

You can order CHASING THE SHADOWS online at these Australian retailers:

NAVIGATING THE STARS (Sentinels of the Galaxy Book 1)

2019 PRISM Award Winner for Best Young Adult Novel!

I really LOVE the main protagonist's voice in this one. Lyra has a new kind of snark and she just refuses to be ignored. Another thing that makes this series different is that her parents are alive and well and have no qualms about meddling in her life. And for my fantasy readers, don't be put off by the "science fiction" tag, while I do have science elements like traveling through space and the time dilation (I did attend a week-long Astronomy workshop at the University of Wyoming to learn all about space), it's still my style--focused on the characters, lots of page-turning action, and a touch of romance. Navigating the Stars won the 2019 PRISM Award! Book 2, Chasing the Shadows is scheduled to be released 18 November 2019, and Book 3, Defending the Galaxy is scheduled for November 2020.

This series also has Terracotta Warriors like the ones discovered in China. I've always been fascinated with them and was able to see them twice when they were on tour in the US. I thought wouldn't it be cool to write a book where Terracotta Warriors are discovered on other planets. Then that led to the questions: Why are they there and, more importantly, who put them there? The Warriors are the reason the series title is Sentinels of the Galaxy.

Here's the cover blurb: Year 2471. A new discovery. Those three words thrill my parents - the galaxy's leading archaeologists - but for me, it means another time jump to a different planet. One so big, my friends will be older than my dad when we arrive. And I'll still be seventeen. Thanks, Einstein.

I really can't blame Einstein, though. No one expected to find life-sized terracotta warriors buried on other planets. So off we go to investigate, traveling through space and time. With my social life in ruins, I fill my days illegally worming into the quantum net - the invention that allows us to travel in space. Of course the only person close to my age is a hot-but-pain-in-the-neck security officer who threatens to throw me into the brig.

But when one of the warrior planets goes silent, we have bigger problems on our hands. The planet's entire population might be dead. And now my worming skills, along with a translation of an ancient alien artefact, might be the key to finding out why. But my attempts to uncover the truth lead to the discovery of a deadly new alien phenomenon, and also alert those who wish to keep it quiet.

Read an Excerpt from NAVIGATING THE STARS.

ISBN 13: 9781489252746
Release date: November 19, 2018 HQ Young Adult, Australia
Price: $19.99 AU - Trade-size paperback
Price: $9.99 AU - eBook

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