Fiction | 2020

Portland, Oregon: just another big American city. Tall buildings, millions of people, systemic problems, and a vibrant culture. But there’s something unique about it.

In this collection of fictional short stories, take a walk through Portland from the perspectives of everyday people. Everybody experiences the city differently based on their own lenses, their own backgrounds, and their own motivations; it’s the people who give a city its identity.


Fiction | 2021

Michael had his entire future planned. He was going to propose to the love of his life and he had saved enough money to buy a house in the country. But, after a celebratory night out in the city, Michael wakes up in an underground tunnel system, the hidden network for the city's illicit activities. He’s a prisoner, chained to a post. Captured. After a march through the underground tunnels, Michael is sold into servitude to a ship captain bound for Shanghai, destined for a life of misery, of invisibility, of disappearance. But, as Prohibition dawns in the United States, opportunities arise. Opportunities for gain, for loss, and for revenge.

Across Americana

Fiction | 2016

Ben’s plan is unfolding perfectly. He is graduating from college. His dream job is set. Plus, his girlfriend is staying in his hometown and marriage is on the horizon. Then, on his college graduation day, he loses his job offer and his long-term girlfriend. Ben’s best friend is leaving for the East Coast at sunrise. With nothing to hold Ben back, he embarks on a spontaneous cross-country road trip to New York City to begin an unforeseeable future. Along the journey, Ben encounters adventures that change his future forever.

In the Shadow of the Spanish Sun

Fiction | 2016

Jason embarks on a six-month journey to study abroad in Spain. When he arrives, he knows nothing but his own culture: an environment of greed, spiraling economic standards, and fast-paced rat races. After encounters with immigrant pick-up soccer, exotic cultures, and pushing the limit of fun, Jason dives too deep into these Spanish subcultures. He may find it difficult to return to his life in the United States. Then, he meets a girl. Will love turn him into an expatriate?

Ghosts of Machu Picchu

Fiction | 2022

Quinn has everything that he could ever want: a high-paying job, an adoring girlfriend, and an established life in the big city. Still, he feels a void in life that he can’t seem to fill. And then, everything changes. Quinn finds himself alone in Peru, where he embarks on an adventure to trek to the legendary city of Machu Picchu. The journey, shrouded in mystery, will shape his life forever.

Sloan Fitzpatrick: Middle School Journalist

Fiction | 2016

Sloan Fitzpatrick is nervous about his first day of seventh grade. His best friend moved to another state. The school bully grew taller over the summer, while Sloan remained short. Plus, he registered for a Newspaper class just because his crush was the Editor-In-Chief, even though he knew nothing about journalism. After interviewing a city politician for his first assignment, Sloan finds himself wrapped up in the school newspaper. But he also finds himself caught in a political corruption investigation and he’s in way over his head. Now, how’s he supposed to handle seventh grade?

World History: A True Story

Nonfiction | 2019

Explore the story of world history from its beginnings all the way to the modern day by looking at major civilizations, eras, people, and cultures that have shaped the world we live in. This brief overview of world history will spark interest, refresh learning, and provide a well-rounded look at how the world has reached its present state.

The history of the world is complex and exciting. It’s dynamic and riveting. And, at times, daunting and frustrating. History is full of more drama and plot twists than any work of fiction. We’re living in it, and that’s what makes it so much fun.