Creative Writing

I've always been plagued by the notion that I can do anything I set my mind to accomplish. Since I'm a voracious reader, I thought I'd try my hand at writing a book, and in 2011 began my journey to bring that dream into reality by joining my local RWA group, Nola Stars. My initial ambition has spread like kudzu through the South, and this page chronicles those projects that are near enough to completion that I'm willing to share them.

For the record, it's way harder to 'leave out the boring parts' when writing than I'd assumed in my initial estimate. So hard in fact, that I went back to school and got a PhD in Accounting instead of writing full time.

  • The Mythos Adventure Series
  • Blog: Old Hwy 6 West
  • Songwriting
  • Hotte & Hornee Instagram


CHIMERA (The Mythos Adventure Series Book 1)

Man Fears Time, But Time Fears The Pyramids


As a hurricane brews, Tess Daniels and her friends are kidnapped by a time-traveling scientist with plans to use them to change history. They’re zapped through a quantum portal to ancient Egypt where they discover the mythological gods are genetically engineered human-animal chimera. 
Trapped in the Giza compound by modern panoptican technology, the teens make a deal that will allow them to return home. But when Tess obtains the information that allows her to time travel, will she keep her promise to her friends or break her word and try to save her mother from a fatal accident? 

When Tess Daniels finds out she shares an out-of-body experience with newcomer Nick Sacré-Stockton, she can’t wait to find out more about this familiar stranger.

Armandville High School senior Tess Daniels and her best friend, Millicent “Mills” Williams play a lot of soccer. It keeps Tess distracted from her guilty conscience and strained relationship with her father, a college professor in the sleepy South Louisiana college town.

Nick Sacré-Stockton just moved to Armandville from the Big Apple, and he is less than thrilled about the lack of entertainment and cell service in the remote village where his parents have dragged him.

Tess and Nick meet at school one afternoon after a particularly long seventh period. Later that day they attend a university social and meet an Egyptologist, Dr. Remes, who invites them to a private showing of the antiquities exhibit in town. They soon learn the truth of Virgil’s ancient wisdom: “Beware of Greeks bearing gifts.”

CRETE (The Mythos Adventure Series Book 2)

There is a Time for Everything; The Time is Now


Tess Daniels and Nick Sacre-Stockton’s repeated trips through time change the course of history and they have one last chance to fix it. At odds with her BFF Mills Williams, Tess and Nick leave Armandville in the middle of an approaching hurricane and wind up in Ancient Crete trapped in a labyrinth with monsters straight out of Greek mythology. In order to escape, they must make alliances. But can they trust the Council of Three? Can they afford not to?

2020 Upcoming Release

CIBOLA (The Mythos Adventure Series Book 3)

The Trouble is You Think You Have Time


Tess, Nick and Mills travel to the land of the Ancient Maya to search for a lifesaving cure to in the final book in the Mythos Adventure Series. 

2021 Planned Release

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Lyrics by Laura Alford

From the Album


Warm Me Up
Never Again
Ever Since the Last Time
Always You
Can't Be
What If It Ain't
I Got It
In Hindsight*



Barnett Blue
Big Skies
Carbs & Caffeine (WIP)
I Like Whiskey & I Like Donuts (A Dating Song)
Iron Mountain*
La Louisianne*
Miss Universe*
Redneck Riviera
Skipping on the Inside
The Suicide King*
Too Old (WIP)
You Had Me At No*



Coral Snake
Miss You
Bankers' Boxes
Want To
The Middle
Damn, Whisky
Southern Comfort

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