If you want a “where do I start” listing, I highly recommend the Where Do I Start page! Otherwise, here’s the whole list of my book-length works.
The Her Instruments trilogy: Earthrise, Rose Point, and Laisrathera. One of my bestselling series, a space opera adventure set in the Pelted universe. Includes themes of family as well as romance. If you like Firefly or Andromeda, try it! Set in the Pelted universe. Now includes a bonus holiday novel, A Rose Point Holiday.
The Dreamhealers saga is my other bestselling series. Also set in the Pelted universe, it is part “grad students at school” novel and part friendship forever. Expect a lot of cookie-baking in this new adult story. The first two novels, Mindtouch and Mindline, establish the relationship; Dreamhearth and Dreamstorm moves into their adulthood. The novella Family revisits the characters several years later.
The Princes’ Game series: Covering some of the darker aspects of the Pelted setting, in this case the genesis of the Chatcaavan War. An intense, dark, and philosophical war story with a long redemption arc. Even the Wingless, Some Things Transcend, Amulet Rampant, Only the Open, In Extremis and From Ruins constitute the events of the war, with Major Pieces collecting 21 short stories set during and after it. R-rated, for violence, sex, sexual violence, and psychological mind games.
The Jubilee Summer series wraps up all the threads from Her Instruments, Princes’ Game, Dreamhealers, and Girl on Fire into a single duology of political intrigue, community building, and celebration! Jahir and Sediryl get married; Sediryl is crowned heir to the Eldritch Empire. This is part gift to fans and part set-up for the next generation of Peltedverse novels. Starts with Healer’s Wedding, concludes with Farmer’s Crown.
Girl on Fire is a standalone “origin story” for Sediryl, who shows up in both the Dreamhealers saga (above) and the Princes’ Game series (below). This coming of age novel is a little like a Valdemar novel, but in space! Heartskein is a standalone about Jahir and Vasiht’h that takes place after the Princes’ Game and Jubilee Summer series. Likewise for Fathers’ Honor, a side story about the arrival of Vasiht’h’s university advisor, Armin Palland, to the homeworld of the Eldritch… and what happens next. In the Court of Dragons is a reader-sponsored collection of shorts set after Heartskein and Fathers’ Honor.
The Stardancer series (Pelted setting). Alysha’s Fall is a prequel and very dark (R-rated, with many triggers). It’s not required to enjoy the rest of the series, which is PG-rated, more action-adventure. Think original Star Trek meets all-female furry cast. Begin with Second, a novella that covers a notable event in Alysha’s life during her years as an ensign and follow it up with Who Is Willing, another (almost novel-length) novella. Sword of the Alliance is the first full-length novel, and is followed by Either Side of the Strand and Faith in the Service.
Claws and Starships collects some of my first pieces of Pelted short fiction.
Spots the Space Marine: Defense of the Fiddler. Standalone book. The book that launched a thousand internet outrage posts. Military SF told in a hard-hitting, quick, screenplay-like style.
The Blood Ladders trilogy: An Heir to Thorns and Steel, By Vow and Royal Bloodshed, On Wings of Bone and Glass. Standalone epic fantasy trilogy, my bestselling series outside of the Pelted books. Contains elves, philosophy students, and vampire genets.
The Stone Moon Trilogy: The Worth of a Shell, Pearl in the Void, A Bloom in the North. Low fantasy without humans about the near extinction of a tri-gendered alien race and their struggle to find a just and survivable society. The stories are about identity and loss. Clays Beneath the Skies is a short story collection that can be read before or after the trilogy.
The Books of Kherishdar: The Aphorisms of Kherishdar, The Admonishments of Kherishdar, Black Blossom and Kherishdar’s Exception. These are “fantasies of manners among aliens,” and comprise both my most genteel and meditative books, and my most demanding. The first two are chapbooks discussing the virtues and flaws of the alien civilization of the Ai-Naidar; the last two are a more traditional novel structure, but dense and contemplative. I recommend reading them in order, but if you prefer novels to flash fiction you can read Black Blossom, which stands alone. (Special note for people who love constructed languages: these books teach you Ai-Naidari, which has a grammar and an extensive lexicon.)
Iskadi Kherishdarem is a worldbuilding/process/meta-conversational examination of the Ai-Naidar, best enjoyed after reading the Books of Kherishdar. The first collection is Conversations with the Ai-Naidar. The second is Further Conversations with the Ai-Naidar.
The Godkindred Saga duology: Flight of the Godkin Griffin, The Godson’s Triumph. Sword and sorcery fantasy with gods, politics, and warfare. Fully anthropomorphic cast, with in-world reasons for that.
A Rosary of Stones and Thorns. Old school urban fantasy, from the beforetimes when narrators didn’t have to be snarky or sexy. An angel, demon, priest, and two teens try to stop the Apocalypse. Love, redemption, and feathers.
The Twin Kingdoms books: Thief of Songs. A high fantasy romance novel, but with significant world-building. Asks what society would look like if there were literal extra human sexes. The leads in Thief are two composers, a hermaphrodite and a man, and there is a poly component with a true neuter human. Pastoral, low-conflict, and sweet. Book 2, Cantor for Pearls, features an asexual romance between a man and a neuter human, and continues the pastoral, low-conflict theme.
The Three Jaguars series explains business principles for creative professionals through a variety of mediums. Business for the Right-Brained is a traditional book of topical chapters, with checklists and exercises, illustrated by Three Jaguars cartoons. The Three Jaguars: A Comic About Art, Business, Life, is a collection of six months of web comics on a variety of topics, ranging from calculating return on investment to time management. From Spark to Finish: Running Your Kickstarter Campaign is a guide to using Kickstarter, with cartoons, checklists, and worksheets, based on my experience running nine successful campaigns.
My coloring book line includes a companion book to my Laundry Dragons! picture book, The Laundry Dragons Coloring Book Adventure plus a new series for younger artists, the Lunch Bag books, starting with Family Animals. There are also four standalone books, Not in Need of Rescue: A Women in Fantasy Coloring Book, Not In Need of Quests: A Men in Fantasy Coloring Book, Critters, Beasts, and Fluffies: A Whimsical Creature Coloring Book, and Candy Color: the Coloring Book of Shiny. The Jokka Coloring Book is also available for fans of the fantasy series.
Vinny and Hachi: Vinny the Armadillo Makes a Friend, Vinny the Armadillo’s Not Afraid of the Dark. Short chapter books (five chapters each), illustrated, with gentle lessons. Appropriate for 5-8 year-olds.
The Laundry Dragons! Rhyming picture book. Good for 3-6 year-olds (but be careful, it’s a paperback!).