My Short Fantasy Books

I write short fantasy books based on my experiences traveling & hiking in wild places. My books are poetic, thoughtful, and strange. If you enjoy reading adventurous, coming of age stories like The Alchemist, The Chronicles of Narnia, or Strange the Dreamer, you might like reading my fantasy stories.

Tallulah and the Big Clock

Noir is a city protected from hardship by the attentive gaze of its great keeper of time, a gigantic clock tower perched high in the mountains. Tallulah, a young noble girl, befriends a strange, wise man who warns her of the clock’s wicked past—and future. At odds with the traditions of her home, Tallulah follows a secret map on a perilous quest to unlock the mystery of the monolithic clock.

What lives in the heart of the big clock? And if Tallulah opens its old door, will the wise man’s prophesy come to pass?

In this fantasy adventure, magical fortune and unexpected friendship battle the black claws of a monster which has darkened the heart of time. Venture with Tallulah into Noir’s past, present, and future. Fall into a fantasy world of danger and superstitions, sacrifice and heartbreak, hope and lore.

Fairy Tales for Readers of all Ages

“The child raised on folklore will quickly learn the rules of crossroads and lakes, mirrors and mushroom rings. They’ll never eat or drink of a strange harvest or insult an old woman or fritter away their name as though there’s no power in it. They’ll never underestimate the youngest son or touch anyone’s hairpin or rosebush or bed without asking, and their steps through the woods will be light and unpresumptuous. Little ones who seek out fairy tales are taught to be shrewd and courteous citizens of the seen world, just in case the unseen one ever bleeds over.”

-S.T. Gibson

Green and Purple Birds with Bright Orange Feet

A gentle island enchanted by a myth of the sea. A young boy drawn to adventure. Will his father’s stories be his guide, or will the dark forest swallow his search for purpose?

When a boy meets two curious friends in a dream, purpose and adventure claw at his spirit. Embarking on a fantastical quest away from the safety of his familiar gold sand, he uncovers the truth behind his wise father’s lessons and the wicked path his brother followed. Deep in the forest, a great fire watches the boy’s quest, peering through the dense palms, eager to claim his life and the lives of those he meets. Its vile captives dance about, sneaking and hunting after their elusive prey.

Will his strange new friends and father’s stories save his life? Or will the boy’s investigation into the mythical sea man -- the one who knows how to end suffering -- follow his brother’s fate?

Check out some of the travels that have inspired my short fantasy books like Green and Purple Birds with Bright Orange Feet and Tallulah and the Big Clock.