Contracts are still incoming, but I am proud to announce that Desert Palm Press has accepted my novel Transistor for publication in 2022.
A Brief Synopsis:
When Naomi Woodward’s doctor recommended her for a clinical trial, it seemed like the answer to her prayers. She was finally able to get her gender confirmation surgery and the surgery was a resounding success. She finally looked and felt like the woman she always knew she was.
Her new face and new body finally helped her work up the nerve to ask out Anika, the beautiful nurse that lived across the hall. To her delight Anika said yes, but when they are attacked during their date, Naomi quickly discovers that the experimental procedure she went through had some unexpected side effects, and that when Anika told her things with her family were complicated, she really should have listened.
Now, armed with superpowers she barely understands, a snarky artificial intelligence in her head, and allies that include a Superhero, a Dragon, and the literal Devil, she has to keep Anika safe from the archangel who’s out to kill her while they work desperately to prevent a second civil war in heaven.
Transitor is an incredibly special novel to me. It’s the first book I’ve written with a transgender main character. It draws deeply on my own personal experiences as both a trans woman and as someone who grew up in a religious background. It touches on topics like religious bigotry, internalized transphobia, self acceptance, tensions between marginalized communities and the police, police brutality, murder under the color of authority, the indifference of supposed allies to the surfering of marginalized communities and a number of other social issues. It also pulls heavily from Jewish and Gnostic theology.
I can’t begin to describe how proud I am of this novel, and I can’t wait to share it with the world.