National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30. Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought about writing a novel.

(from NaNoWriMo)

I have had the joy of participating in several NaNo events (winning my first NaNo in November of 2016). This page details each of the years that I participated and won. All images are provided courtesy of NaNoWriMo.


November 2016

Brave Men     |     Fantasy Novel     |     50,008 words

Winner 2016 - SquareThe world comes back into focus, even though it’s not the world that he left. Now is is really swimming through water, falling through water. His lungs burn for want of air, and he finally gives in, inhales, lets the white wrap around him again as water enters his lungs.

Is this what death feels like?

July 2017

Nothing Good Will Come of This     |     Spy Novel     |     25,218 words

Camp 2017 - Winner - Profile PhotoA “novella noir” where everyone wears a suit, men and women alike fight for power, the streets of London are the most dangerous place on earth, and criminal empires rise and fall. The past plays with others’ minds, and drugs do the rest. Maybe a solid force of good doesn’t exist, and maybe, just maybe, the bad men are the ones who will save everything. In a world where everybody knows more than they let on, and less than they thought they did, everything is up for grabs.