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Books

The First Crack
Novella #3 in Peyton Drake's Omni Tale 
available 1 May 2020
Kindle & Paperback
Audio narration available at no charge to Patreon patrons



Destiny by Design - Novella #2 in Peyton Drake's Omni Tale 

Mythical creatures . Threats to life and limb . Rebel attacks . Just another day at the Ocademy.

After plunging through a portal to the fantastical Academy of Omniosophical Arts & Sciences, fourteen-year-old Pete Drake fears he’s made a terrible mistake. Not only is life at the interdimensional school far more harrowing than he imagined, but a group of insurgents has infiltrated the campus, wreaking havoc and instilling panic.

Pete’s not sure which he fears more—being stuck at the dangerous place with no way out or running the risk of going home only to find he is no longer welcome after running away. He has to make a decision, and he has to make it quick. Destiny is waiting.

Destiny by Design is the second installment in Peyton Drake’s seven-part Mind the Portal story. The 31,000-word fantasy novella prepares readers to venture from 1974 California USA to the interdimensional Academy of Omniosophical Arts & Sciences.

Available 21 March 2020 - Kindle & paperback; Audio narration available at no charge to Patreon patrons


Marked for Adventure - novella #1 in Peyton Drake's Omni Tale 

What if you could choose a different reality?

A buried secret . A mystical portal . A world-altering decision.

During yet another move to another Marine Corps base, a browbeaten and dispirited fourteen-year-old yearns for the stability and solace of a settled and happy homelife. But when a pair of peculiar people in the new town confront him with secrets about his family’s past, his reality is threatened. To get to the truth and get back to normal, he’ll have to defy his father and enter an exotic, ancient world where the fantastical is the norm and danger is a way of life.

Marked for Adventure is the first installment in Peyton Drake’s seven-part Mind the Portal story. The 25,000-word fantasy novella prepares readers to venture from 1974 California USA to the interdimensional Academy of Omniosophical Arts & Sciences.

To find out what’s on the other side of the portal, continue with part two of the story, Destiny by Design, releasing March 21st, 2020. But be warned, once you go through, you may never want to come back.

Available 29 February 2020 - Kindle & Paperback; Audio narration available at no charge to Patreon patrons

As always, textbooks and scholastic journals may be obtained at Verses and Volumes located in the academy's Hub.  Specialty publications acquirable as follows.

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Besties & Beasties
An anthology of creatures factual & fantastical
submitted by academy students & friends

Available in Kindle and Paperback formats

Elements of Verse
An anthology of elemental musings 
submitted by academy students & friends

Available in Kindle and Paperback formats

Seasons of Verse 
An anthology of seasonal musings 
submitted by academy students & friends

Available in Kindle and Paperback formats


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For your recruitment convenience during your Appraisement Cycle 

Piddlypedia ~ the Omni Welcome Circular 
Never be caught again without your student handbook and the answers you need, lest you end up in the wrong portal or on a dinner plate.

Available 21 March 2020 - Kindle & Paperback

Paltrypalaver ~ Vocabularium & Directorium
The last word in academy reference guides, chock-full of syllabury essential for the Dim Q fiddlehead's survival.  

Available 1 November 2020


Lexicarta 300 ~ English to Naturim dictionary
A beginner's guide to the primum lingua 

Available 1 August 2020

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Soon available for the first time in the lettered dimensions!

Sheffield's Irrefutable Rules of Sqaullix 
~ Open Water Edition 

Everett Sheffield has applied squid ink to seaweed to author more than 765 scholarly publications on subjects ranging from childcare to siege warfare. Considered the preeminent living expert on the sport of Squallix, he played as Ace of the Black Dragonfish team for 29 duraa.

Available 1 June 2020


Long thought lost, Sheffield's Alternative Athletics & Other Disportations has been unearthed and restored.

Available 15 July 2020


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The Colours of Omni 
for those in need of colouring therapy, available in paperback only ... for obvious reasons