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October 2, 2017

The final installment of The Diluvians series, HEROES & VICTIMS, is now available in print and ebook! Get your copy today!

Five-hundred years after the flood, the Oracle of Delphi is summoned to the ancient state of Attica to usher in the returned patronage of the Olympian Gods. In present-day New York City, Sean and Erin Henry make a deal with the devil to save their daughter’s life. The remaining diluvians face off with Egypt...

October 26, 2016

My new 7-chapter novella, SEVEN DEVILS, is now available in PRINT!!! And the printed version include two additional stories: The Hallway and Asylum Lake. Get your copy today!

Seven sins for seven brothers

And a black-widow woman to bind them

Locked in her cage, the bird so scorned,

Sings of their sins to remind them.

Set in the late nineteenth century, this seven-chapter novella follows Elizabeth Winterbourne through a bloody world...

July 25, 2016

The last month has been fueled with acts of hate and violence happening all over the world. From deaths close to home, to attacks overseas, to military coups in Turkey, everyday we're faced with new examples of chaos and fear. Not to mention the growing uncertain political climate here in the United States.

My gut reaction to the ever-growing bodycount and political unrest is to run and hide; pretending that it isn't real and l...

July 6, 2016

SPOILER WARNING

Do Not Read Past If You Haven’t Yet Read SEVEN DEVILS

Hands down, the most fun part of writing Seven Devils was the formula by which I wrote it. Each chapter includes two parts; two separate perspectives. The first part of each chapter is written from the perspective of the character who is to be killed and the second is the point of view of the killer. 

Now, the first six chapters all follow the same suit: a Wint...

July 6, 2016

Seven Devils challenged me to express myself as not just a writer, but also as a visual artist. I am not great at drawing. In fact, I avoid it usually, but when it came to this project, I had a clear vision of what I wanted the cover to look like and decided to pull out my colored pencils and give it a try.

The first draft wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t what I wanted. I loved the colors and the use of the numerical “7” versus spelle...

June 13, 2016

SEVEN DEVILS marks my first entry into historical fiction, playing out a tortured narrative in Victorian-era England and late nineteenth century India that follows the dark and twisted Lady Elizabeth Winterbourne. This story started off as a writing exercise to help prove a theory about creativity that I was testing back in 2012. The basis behind the theory is that if create a setting, filling in fine details and giving weight...

June 6, 2016

My new 7-chapter novella, SEVEN DEVILS, is now available for all eBook apps and devices and it's only 99-cents! That's like 1/4 of a cup of coffee! Check it out today!

Seven sins for seven brothers

And a black-widow woman to bind them

Locked in her cage, the bird so scorned,

Sings of their sins to remind them.

Set in the late nineteenth century, this seven-chapter novella follows Elizabeth Winterbourne through a bloody world of lov...

May 6, 2016

SEVEN DEVILS

a novella

Seven sins for seven brothers
and a black-widow woman to bind them.
Locked in her cage, the bird so scorned,
sings of their sins to remind them.


Set in the late nineteenth century, this seven-chapter novella follows Elizabeth Winterbourne through a bloody world of love, passion, betrayal, and sin as she seeks her freedom through the darkest means.

I'm thrilled to announce that my new novella Seven Devils i...

March 8, 2016

A common question asked on a daily basis is “How are you?” It could show up as “what’s up?” or “how’s it going”. Normally used as a quick greeting with little impulse, the base intention is to show other people that we care about their wellbeing. Asking is innocent enough, but this simple secondary salutation can be loaded question; one that you might not want to hear the answer to or truthfully answer. The problem comes with...

January 26, 2016

 

"I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better."

- Maya Angelou

 

A simple statement by the late Maya Angelou that speaks volumes. Angelou was a formidable woman, who strove to better herself and evolve in each moment. This quote has inspired countless seekers to live their truths and expand beyond the limitations of their past knowledge.

 

Earlier today, a friend sent me this quote and I was taken back to...

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