Looking for a Few Honest Reviewers

Do you read a lot? Comfortable with eBook formats? Like mysteries and/or literary fiction? Then, I’m looking for you. I’m looking for a few folks to generate honest reviews on Amazon.com for my newly released books. In consideration of your time, I’ll send you free copies of the eBooks in whatever format you prefer. Again,…

The Brooklyn Trace

I’d like to announce the availability of my latest detective novel, The Brooklyn Trace, an Eddie Daley Mystery. Eddie Daley’s got a sister problem. One sister is his girlfriend. The other has hired him to find her missing son. Now, both women think they’ve found their life match in Eddie. They may both be right—but…

The Little Burgundy

Those of you who know me from my photography know that I’ve not been around much. That’s in part because I mostly post photos to my 500px account, but its more because I’ve been busy getting back into the swing of publishing my books. Since I pulled all of my books from sale around three…

Beyonder, An Excerpt

So, I’m back to selling books. Long story short, I pulled all of my books from sale a few years back because although they were well-received with good reviews, 1) I didn’t have any time to market them, and sales had dwindled to nothing and 2) My writing style and focus changed. Fast-forward to early…

Books and More Books

Now that I have time, and with my wife’s encouragement, I’m thinking about (re)releasing my books. All of the ones that were previously available (before I pulled them a few years ago) I’ve re-written, and I have 3 books that have never seen the light of day, including my new short fiction collection (11 short…

Good Morning Is an Oxymoron

I awoke this morning in the midst of one of my many dreams wherein I need to use a bathroom and cannot find them. Unlike most such mornings, I didn’t actually have to go. It was my subconscious’ idea of a joke. However, it did remind me of the opening to my 1st book, Discovery,…

Need Something to Read this Weekend?

Have a 3-day weekend coming up and nothing planned? How about curling up with a good (virtual) book? I have two free Kindle book promotions starting tomorrow. Why not grab a copy? For fans of fantasy adventure who have time to jump into a novel, why not curl up with Emprise? Emprise is the standalone…

The Heaven Plane

Another extract from my favorite book: Emprise. Hit “play,” then read. Since you haven’t read the book, Richie will set the mood for you. The sand had long-since turned to glass. At some distant point, here in the place beyond time, the hills and valleys of desert sand had been heated to above 1,700 degrees…

Emprise Re-released

I have re-released Emprise, having tightened up the first few chapters. I really like the book, but was unhappy with the execution of the opening. To celebrate its release, the eBook will be free this weekend, starting at midnight pacific time (UTC -8). I hope you check Emprise out. If you don’t buy “fantasy” because…

There Be Dragons Afoot

Posting this for Ishaiya, with whom I had an interesting exchange regarding the efficacy of ice breathing in dragons. (Yes, writers have better conversations than most people.) 🙂 “You see dragons lie beneath the surface of awareness, waiting for you to see them in the corner of your eye, in the whisper of the summer…

If Thine Eye Offends Thee

Edit it. I started re-reading Emprise, in order to understand where I went awry. I quickly decided it would be impossible to tell, as my writing style has changed so dramatically in the last year to be unrecognizable as compared to my first three books. In a word, the opening to Emprise stinks. That left…

From the Black, the Blues (parte dos)

Part 1 of the story is here. Here’s part 2. Are you hooked yet? No? Dammit!! One night, around 3:00 a.m. or so, I was working the lab alone. There was the usual static, muted through the external speakers, along with Coldplay. The audio filters had a visible and auditory alarm if any pattern emerges…