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This Mess You've Made

November 23, 2020

Savannah has one goal in life and that's to make it to high school graduation. Seems simple enough, but the demons in her head make it near impossible to think about the future. They know she's yearning for something that's nowhere near her grasp, and she's been holding on with the hopes of some day reaching it. But it's becoming harder to hold on and all she wants is to let go.

Aryn considers himself to be a special breed of monster and is constantly confronting the aftermath of one fatal mistake. He has no idea where he's headed, but he's more afraid of the past than he is of the future.The only thing he yearns for is to forget. That is, until he meets Savannah.

Their story is one of chaos, anger, first love, and healing as they try to save one another from themselves. But you know how it goes: you can't save anyone who doesn't want to be saved. 


June 15th, 2021

#1 in The Death Witch Trilogy.

The land is dying and there's a witch on the hunt. For a home, for the truth, for retribution.

The Death Witch has always existed in the darkness, an urban legend born from an endless war, twisted magic, and a hunger for power. For 24 long years, Devlin Raben has lived in that darkness, too, with death trailing her shadow and a ruthless but nearly forgotten prophecy dictating her future.
After six years of silent freedom, Devlin is forced to confront a past littered with secrets, a present as deceptive as it is hopeful, and a future seething with uncertainties. The only chance she has at rewriting her future is to wield the power she's hidden for so long, a power that many want to abuse and even more have died for. But unleashing that magic plays right into Fate's hands, and Devlin risks not only her freedom, but her soul.
The prophecy yearns to be fulfilled and Fate is a fickle being, but even it can be persuaded.

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Phoenix Rising

December 2022

D.J.'s first poetry compilation.
Phoenix Rising is a poetry collection divided into three stages of healing and growth: wildfire, ashes, and rising. These poems are for those who love easily and love big, who always put others first, and who may be used to being held down and pushed aside. Encompassing the bitter and beautiful moments of love, the shiny illusions and cautionary tales, this collection begs us to examine our bruises and gather what's broken so we can rise. This collection is a patchwork story of insecurity, betrayal, and loss, but also of empowerment, self-love, and survival.

Just A Breath Away

February 13th, 2024

The sequel to "This Mess You've Made."

Savannah chose to live. As much for herself as for those she loved. She made it to high school graduation and even though college is out of the question, she has big plans for the future, a future she can finally see. With a big move on the horizon for both her and Aryn, Savannah is ready for change.
But when Savannah’s whole world is upended and she’s left with more questions than answers, she must decide if life is worth living after all. With an inherited box of letters, a codependent rescue cat, and a bucket list in progress, Savannah embarks on a journey to confront her demons before it’s too late. And along the way, she makes a promise to herself: to learn how to breathe past the pain without needing the help of someone else.
Even if that means leaving people behind.

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Image by Ian Parker


TBD: 2024

#2 in The Death Witch Trilogy.
Blurb and cover coming soon!

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