You may find information on some of my current novel projects below.
She Who Gazes Upon the Dead
an adult literary speculative novel
SIXTH SENSE x SEVERANCE by Ling Ma
Lucky Le, begrudging spirit-medium and equally begrudging post-apocalyptic survivor, unravels an intergenerational secret with the help of a mysterious boy. Inspired by the role spirit mediums played in the aftermath of the Vietnam War, SHE WHO GAZES UPON THE DEAD is both a post-apocalyptic ghost story and diasporic tale of grief.
Lovely Holy Drowned
an adult speculative horror novel
BLACK WATER SISTER x BUILD YOUR HOUSE AROUND MY BODY
Cal Ha and Aria Pham couldn’t lead more disparate lives. Cal is an heiress and fitness influencer while Aria's dropped out of college to care for her sick aunt.
They have something in common: both their mothers went missing twenty-two years ago. Now, both women’s remains have been identified, and Aria and Cal are being beckoned to a town neither of them has heard of. When the two arrive in sleepy Les Eaux, Minnesota and meet for the first time, a moment of confusion befalls the investigation. The women are identical twins, and suddenly, the gravity of their mothers’ deaths takes on new meaning.
Inspired by the Vietnamese myth of Ma Da, LOVELY HOLY DROWNED explores grief, greed, and broken family ties amidst a small town plagued by drowned ghosts.
These Dreadful Gods
an adult horror
part epistolary, told through letters & diary entries from 1941 French occupied Vietnam
an eerie child who knows more than she should
a disaster academic on a forced leave-of-absence
the horror of empire manifested into a literal haunting
[researching & outlining]