ROUGH MAGIC follows Sarah Moretti, a jaded suburban mother. Devastated by domestic life, she seeks power and pleasure with a coven of small town witches. When her mentor dies unexpectedly, Sarah fears drowning in a life of PTA, soccer games and mortgage payments. Desperate for power, she searches the community for deadly new mentors. But there is a steep price for high magic, one her family may have to pay for her…
A woman versus self journey, ROUGH MAGIC explores our notions of gender, feminism and normalcy in the modern world.
Sand and sorcery. Spurs and swords. Welcome to a Wild West you’ve never seen before. Meet Griffin Page, an Albuquerque teen with two deep secrets, as he steps into the comic book world of AMMA.
Queer Fiction meets the Fantasy West in AMMA, from the author of the magical realism novel Rough Magic. AMMA takes readers to Shift, a realm of gender-bending gunslingers, femme fatales and flying monkeys. Of course, Shift is just a place from a comic book… unless you’re a transgender teenager named Griffin Page.
My second novel, a Queer Fantasy Western, takes place in Albuquerque, New Mexico and the deadly Land of Shift. Both settings focus on Griffin Page as he explores the frontier of gender. Amma is currently out of print. A new edition will be available in March of 2018.
“From Jade Crawford, the author of ROUGH MAGIC and AMMA, comes BREAKING SILVER, a serialized retelling of the events leading up to L. Frank Baum’s “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.” BREAKING SILVER explores rural America through the eyes of the Gales, a family of outcasts haunted by demons within and demons without. Here we meet Tip, the gifted son of a drifting misfit. By the age of five, Tip struggles with questions of identity, chief among them his obscured past and gender identity. As the Gales dive deeper into their own history, the witches of Oz take steps to shield themselves and their homeland from a prophesied storm of mythic proportions.”
Originally released as seven serialized episodes, Breaking Silver is my retelling of the events leading up to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Parts 1 and 2 are available together in paperback and a 99 cent digital edition. The series wrapped in January, 2018, with a two part finale. A collected edition was released on Wednesday, February 13th.