a Dystopian Apocalyptic Fantasy Sci-fi Saga

Selene, Fusion, Lani, Baeran, Solstice, Narista, Jordin, Kase, and Eos from the dystopian apocalyptic fantasy series The Burnt Sunset

THE BURNT SUNSET

 

In the wake of worldwide firestorms, Solstice Dayton and Baeran Sheridan uncover three truths. First, everyone they knew burned. Second, survivors decayed in the daze virus. And third, their only hope was to rise from the ashes and evolve. But Solstice and Baer are not alone. Other gifted teens emerge from the wasteland, and they race to find each other before all is lost.

 

Fans of post-apocalyptic survival thrillers will devour The Burnt Sunset, a young adult fantasy series with a twist, where teens battle in the wasteland, searching for a haven while struggling to contain their emerging powers. Imagine Percy Jackson mashed up with Divergent and The Hunger Games and you’ve got The Burnt Sunset series.

The Solstice Dayton: a pre-apocalyptic tale

The Solstice Dayton

One girl shines at the edge of darkness.

Solstice Dayton, a fourteen-year-old epileptic, has seen the apocalypse in her dreams. She could prepare for the end, but that’s not what her visions tell her to do. With only seven days remaining, there are friends to save, a talent show to conquer, and a mystery to solve. 

Solstice Dayton from The Burnt Sunset series
The Burnt Sunset: a post-apocalyptic saga

THE BURNT SUNSET

The fire rose as the sun set on humanity.

Solstice Dayton discovers three truths in the desolation of the Firegale. First, the government let everyone she knew burn. Second, survivors were doomed to decay in the daze virus. And third, her only hope was to rise above the ashes and evolve. 

Baeran Sheridan and Selene from The Burnt Sunset Series
 The Aurora Dazed: a dystopian apocalyptic fantasy

THE AURORA DAZED

The sun’s first light is their last hope.

Solstice Dayton races against time to combat a new power rising from the ashes. While dazers roam the wasteland spreading the virus, an eclipse fuels the madness. As hope fades, she learns the way forward is back and the dark is the key to the light. 

Lani Sheridan and Jordin Brooks from The Burnt Sunset series
 The Evolved Dawning: a post-apocalyptic fantasy

THE EVOLVED DAWNING

Even darkness must yield to the dawn.

Solstice Dayton searches for allies in the wild, determined to recapture what was lost. But the world is changing after the flames and the daze virus. In the former capital of America, a dark power is growing, and she cannot delay challenging it for long.

Fusion Ardiente and Narista Morenos from The Burnt Sunset series
The Sunrise Nadir: a post-apocalyptic war

THE SUNRISE NADIR

The sun is bound by shadow and flame.

Solstice Dayton combats the dark power’s reign of terror by establishing a haven. She gathers those that oppose Nadir to her. When it’s not enough, she must venture from safety and challenge evil in its own land.

Kase Tellurian and Eos Perecido from The Burnt Sunset series
The Solstar Flare: a post-apocalyptic adventure

THE SOLSTAR FLARE

When the last lights fail, one still shines.

Solstice Dayton hunts for the mysterious origins of a falling star. She discovers the roots of her true heritage. While kindling the power within her, she finds allies and friendship where she thought none could still be found.

Dazers from The Burnt Sunset series
The Seven Sundered: a sci-fi apocalypse

THE SEVEN SUNDERED

The sun burns brightest at dusk’s dawn.

Solstice Dayton unites the four kinds in a world covered in darkness. She resolves to defend all that remains from a mysterious new force. In a desperate final battle, she sparks the last of the light far from her home.

Solstice Dayton and Baeran Sheridan from The Burnt Sunset series
 The Burnt Sunset Box Set: a dystopian apocalyptic fantasy

the Burnt Sunset box set

The Complete Dystopian Apocalyptic Fantasy Series. 

Books 1-7 in a special Kindle bundle.

In The Burnt Sunset series, survivors are trapped between a relentless fire, a pandemic virus, and the dark force that rises in the ash, hell-bent on dominating the desolation. 

Fans of post-apocalyptic survival thrillers will devour this fantasy series with a twist, where the fate of the world rests in the hands of seven Elementals.

Selene, Fusion, Lani, Baeran, Solstice, Narista, Jordin, Kase, and Eos from the dystopian apocalyptic fantasy series The Burnt Sunset
The Solverse: The Burnt Sunset, The Rising Sun, The Slayed Sun, The Sunshine Border, The Sunbeams Haven
Solstice Dayton in the alternate reality of the Solverse

Alternate Reality

Solstice Dayton challenges fate in space-time. 

Solstice opens a portal into an alternate reality, spawning fractured versions of herself within the slipstream.

In this new universe, anything is possible. Explore the galaxy in a science fiction saga. Harness superpowers. See the last frontier in an apocalyptic western. And ride waves in a sea adventure.

Stay with Solstice on this wild trip while she searches for the best version of herself, lost friends, and the origins of the Soleria, even as she's not always aware of these competing destinies.   

Solstice Dayton in the alternate reality of the Solverse
The Rising Sun Series

a science fiction saga

The Slipstream Theory of Neuro-Quantum Mechanics

Space-time is what you perceive it to be.

Only what you perceive to be real has a quantifiable value.

For both to be true, the opposite cannot be.

Or the universe would cease to exist.

And in the nothing between the something, anything can be.

Because that is where balance can be found perfectly.

The Rising Sun
The Seven Systems

THE RISING SUN


Solstice Dayton journeys deep into the solar system when the earth is in peril, searching for answers. But she is caught between her past and an unknown future, spawning an alternate reality. To break free, she must bend time and look beyond her home world to more distant stars.

 

In The Rising Sun series, Solstice designs her new spaceship, while putting together the crew to operate it. Baer is back, and together they search for Narista, Fusion, Lani, Jordin, Kase, and Eos. Fans of space sagas will marvel at this young adult science fiction fantasy filled with adventure, humor, and forces beyond comprehension.

 

Will Solstice and her friends conquer the galaxy or will they fall to the ever-expanding universe? Find out by starting the epic science fiction series today.



The Solstice Variant: a science fiction saga

THE SOLSTICE VARIANT

There is no present like your future’s past.

Solstice Dayton rides the slipstream, challenging fate. There are losses she cannot accept, but even the strongest, she learns, are bound by destiny and the choices they make.

The Rising Sun: a science fiction saga

THE RISING SUN

There is no sunrise in the shadow’s void.

Solstice Dayton searches for her family and the last of their light, finding it in a place least expected. She journeys deep into the unknown, kindling new friendships and enemies while exploring the solar system.

The Dusk Singularity: a science fiction saga

THE DUSK SINGULARITY

Only a song can beat a singularity.

Solstice Dayton searches for her sister in the center of the dark star Nemesis, the twin star to our sun. Her sister is not who she once was, and only Solstice can turn her again toward the light.

The Astral Seascaper: a science fiction saga

THE ASTRAL SEASCAPER

Not all who are saved are better for it.

Solstice Dayton needs allies in the coming Seven-Clan Civil War. With a handful of friends, she explores the other clans and their worlds, looking for help. Because to prevail, she needs a fleet of ships and the crews to fly them.

The Soleria Bane: a science fiction saga

THE soleria bane

In the shadow of the flame rise the dazed.

Solstice Dayton discovers her true self in this gripping sci-fi epic. The galaxy is gripped by war and only an alliance of Elementals can save it. The gang is all back and they’re heading to the center of the galaxy in search of the mythical Terra Prime.

The Lost Solace: a science fiction saga

THE lost solace

Victory is paid for with the blood of friends.

Solstice Dayton must make a difficult choice. On the shore of Terra Prime, everything she’s ever dreamed of comes to fruition. Surrounded by friends, she walks into certain death to challenge the Dazed Unclan. 

The Slipstream Echo: a science fiction saga

THE slipstream echo

Haven is what the heart desires most.

Solstice Dayton pays a terrible cost so that others may live. The slipstream theory is real but that doesn’t mean there aren’t consequences. She’s back in the apocalypse again, doomed to relive the fall of Terra.

June 21, 2024

The Rising Sun Box Set: a science fiction saga

the RISING SUN box set

The Complete Science Fiction Series. 

Books 1-7 in a special Kindle bundle.

In The Rising Sun series, superpowered Elemental teens journey deep into the solar system when the earth is in peril, searching for answers in an alternate reality. But they are caught between the past and an unknown future. To break free, they must bend time and look beyond their home world to more distant stars. 

Fans of space sagas will marvel at this young adult science fiction fantasy filled with adventure, humor, and forces beyond comprehension. 

September 21, 2024 

Sola: an animated short film poster

Sola

Brave the darkness alone together.

A lone girl crosses the desert in search of the sea, braving an abandoned mountain tunnel guarded by a beast.

an animated short available to the public after film festival consideration 

October 21, 2024

still image from Sola: an animated short film
The Slayed Sun series

a science fiction ALTERNATE REALITY

The Solstice Ascension: an alternate reality

THE SOLSTICE ASCENSION

Heavy is the head that wears the tiara.

Solstice Dayton accepts her role as the leader of the Sun Clan and the galaxy is never the same. And this time all her friends are along for the ride. Together the build the best secret superhero hideout ever and make one last attempt to fix the timeline.

December 21, 2024

The Slayed Sun: an alternate reality

THE SLAYED SUN

The immortal sun goddess is just a girl.

Solstice Dayton returns to Terra a lifetime after she was banished. In this desert world where water is the most precious commodity, Burners worship the sun goddess by day long after her ascension while Dazers hunt the believers by night. And only the last Elemental stands between the two decaying societies and the total collapse of the world.

March 21, 2027

The Sunshine Border Series

a post-apocalyptic western

  Kase, Eos, Jordin, Selene, Lani, Baer, Solstice, Fusion, and Narista from The Sunshine Border Series
The Solstice Manifest: a post-apocalyptic western

THE Solstice Manifest

One girl’s dream becomes destiny.


Solstice Dayton flees the war-ravaged east, hiking across the wastelands in search of sanctuary in the west. But her escape doesn't go unnoticed, and she's pursued by a mysterious hunter across the Great Plains. Fans of survival thrillers will devour this young adult apocalyptic tale where a girl from the sewers is tested by the new frontier and the men that control it. 

March 21, 2025

The Sunshine Border: a post-apocalyptic western

THE Sunshine Border

Sanctuary is not for the restless.


Solstice Dayton finds haven in the West, only to realize it’s not for everyone, nor is it protected. Ravengers have crossed the great river, claiming the last of civilization. With her friends, Solstice expands the Sunderers, and swears to protect Sanctuary and those that live on its boundaries. But just as they build an alliance, war breaks out, threatening all they hold dear. 

June 21, 2025

The Daylight Range: a post-apocalyptic western

THE Daylight Range

The West was meant to be wild.


Solstice Dayton discovers that Sanctuary is not what she thought it was and that the key to safety lies within the secrets of her own clan. With the Sun Maidens and Shadow Riders, Solstice works with the Sunderers to protect their new home as a sickness sweeps through the West striking down friend and foe. 

September 21, 2025

The Savanna Dunes: a post-apocalyptic western

THE SAVANNA DUNES

To claim her destiny, one girl must unlock the key to the West.


Solstice Dayton leaves Sanctuary, choosing to cross the wasteland in search of answers. Caught between Ravengers and Dazers, Solstice discovers a new world hidden beneath the desert sands, along with the key to finally getting home.

December 21, 2025

The Sunbeams Haven Series

a sea adventure

Kase, Lani, Baer, Jordin, Selene, Solstice, Fusion, Narista, and Eos from The Sunbeams Haven Series
The Solstice Keystone: a sea adventure

THE Solstice Keystone

To escape the past, one girl must embrace the present.


Solstice Dayton trades heartache for a thrilling adventure in Key West, Florida. Arriving at the island with just a deed to a new boat, she discovers a map whose mysterious origins overlap with the legend of Black Caesar. All Solstice wanted to do was go high school at the end of summer, instead she starts a new life where friendship, surfing, singing, and treasure hunting mix.

March 21, 2026

The Sunbeams Haven: a sea adventure

THE sunbeams haven

The perfect wave is out there, but so is rough water.


Solstice Dayton thought she left her old life behind, trading it for adventure in Florida. But old wounds take time to heal and at sea there are no coincidences. There’s a reason why her grandmother remained hidden all these years. And the answers can only be found on the mysterious waters off Key West.

June 21, 2026

The Seashine Wake: a sea adventure

THE sEASHINE WAKE

The darkest storms form behind the bluest skies.


Solstice Dayton finds old friends and reconciles with her past. But it’s not enough to quiet the storm in her heart. For even the calmest seas yield to squalls. And the answers she seeks can only be found beneath rough rogue waves.

September 21, 2026

The Solitaire Twilight: a sea adventure

THE SOLITAIRE TWILIGHT

At the edge of darkness, one girl finds the key to the light.


Solstice Dayton has big decisions to make with high school looming on the other side of summer. Does she go back to a place she’s never belonged, or does she forge her own path, charting a new destiny?

December 21, 2026

SCREENPLAYS

SOL: The Official Screenplay

a daddyless daughter camp


Solstice Dayton learns about herself in this light-hearted look at the teen's last days through the lens of girl-empowerment. The tale clicks all the boxes in the young adult summer camp list, covering self-reliance, adventure, and friendship, while still building tension towards the looming apocalypse. Adapted from act one of the novel, The Solstice Dayton, this official screenplay is a young adult dystopian tale where popularity collides with the worst of nature.

The Solstice Dayton: The Official Screenplay: a social media apocalypse

The Solstice Dayton: The Official Screenplay

a social media apocalypse

Solstice Dayton sparks a social media storm with a stolen kiss. Scorned, she leads a revolution to alter how we treat each other online and in person. But the teen epileptic has a dark secret–the world will burn on her birthday. This timely screenplay clicks all the boxes in the teen fiction checklist, covering first kisses, social media bullying, and a twisted who-done-it, while still building tension towards the looming apocalypse. Adapted from the novel of the same name, it's She’s All That mashed with The Dead Zone, a young adult dystopian tale where a first crush intersects with the darkest nightmares.

The Burnt Sunset: The Official Screenplay: a dystopian apocalyptic fantasy

The BURNT SUNSET: The Official Screenplay

a dystopian apocalyptic fantasy


With America ablaze, survivors are desperate to escape to the west, losing their humanity along the way. Trapped between a relentless fire and a pandemic virus, Solstice and Baeran must find safety and be willing to give up all they’ve ever held dear. Adapted from the novel of the same name, this official screenplay is The Stand mashed with Lights Out, a young adult apocalyptic dark fantasy where teens journey through the desolation in search of a haven.