Dec 162014

What inspired me to write Miracle Man?   Three things, really. Firstly, I wanted to tell a story about a real hero—not a celebrity, but a person who treasures and acts on important human values.  A person  who, in fact, is an anti-celebrity, in the sense that he pursues his selfless goals in virtual isolation.   I think such a person would [CONTINUE READING]

Dec 092014

I just grew up wanting life to be fair, wondering why it wasn’t and wanting to figure it all out.  I spent a lot of years trying to follow all the religious rules I had been taught.  That led to more guilt and fear.  I got a great education as a nurse and attorney, but that didn’t fix [CONTINUE READING]

Nov 122014

I thought this would be a fun post to write! 1. Sofi, from “Damian’s Oracle.” Sofi is a human who develops the powers of a soul-reading oracle. Sound freaky? Imagine becoming someone who can see the past of every person around her – and also how they die. She’s tiny in stature but mentally tough [CONTINUE READING]

Nov 122014

Hey there. My name is Spencer Watley, and I’m a Lieutenant at the Seattle Police Department. Well, I guess that’s not the whole truth.  You see, some Cyber killers did me in and I landed before the gates of heaven. I was standing there knockin’, but the door wouldn’t open. An angel standin’ there told me [CONTINUE READING]

Oct 302014

Hey writing is a tough business! Whether you write mysteries, suspense, romance, or thrillers it is hard to stand out in the crowd, and you definitely want to stand out in the right way. I’ve talked to so many writers who tell me that they struggle with or perhaps even shy away from love scenes. [CONTINUE READING]

Oct 302014

After the Plague Wars they waited for the invasion. And as the new Dark Age dawns… there is one who can bring light. In a world little more than a whisper away from ours, the islands of Grand Brittannia lie just off the shores of the deeply forested content of Evropa, the dark and forbidding [CONTINUE READING]

Oct 282014

“I’ve abandoned all my principles for you… Broken laws I held to so firm for centuries, did things I never thought myself capable of…” He kissed her as he whispered. “Was it worth it?” His tears wet her lips. “I don’t remember.”~David Helena K. Sharpe was raised by a man who had sympathy for supernatural [CONTINUE READING]

Oct 212014

The Trojan War threatens Troy’s allies and the Greek supply raids spread. A young healing priestess, designated as future queen, must defend her city against both divine anger and invading Greeks. She finds strength in visions of a handsome warrior god. Will that be enough when the half-immortal Achilles attacks? Hand of Fire, a tale [CONTINUE READING]

Oct 082014

Books on positive thinking have been around since Napoleon Hill and everyone knows that you should think positively. Most people consider that they do think positively – but do you really? Recent research that we performed shows that not only do people have 15% less positivity than they judge, their positivity falls by over 40% when [CONTINUE READING]

Oct 072014

Jack Bertolino’s son, Chris, was the victim of a brutal murder attempt and Vincent Cardona, a mafia boss, provided information that helped Jack take down the perpetrator of the crime. Jack accepted the favor knowing there’d be blowback. In Blond Cargo the mobster’s daughter has gone missing and Cardona turned in his chit. Jack discovers [CONTINUE READING]

Sep 302014

I am a story addict. I am addicted to reading. It is my love of reading that helped shape my love of writing. It’s symbiotic in some ways: I suck all the greatness from my favorite writers, nourishing my ability to put words on the page. These are some of the authors that inspire me, [CONTINUE READING]

Sep 172014

In an era of genetic engineering, Lieutenant Henry Gallant is the only Natural (non-genetically enhanced) officer left in the fleet. Many of his superiors, including rival Anton Neumann, have expressed concern he is not up to the challenge. However, his unique mental abilities have proven essential to the defense of the United Planets in its [CONTINUE READING]

Sep 122014

The dead are easy, it’s the living you have to worry about. Olivia Harmon keeps to herself. As an empath, her power not only allows her to experience other people’s emotions, but also influence them. It’s a heavy burden to carry, and the main reason Olivia has always been more comfortable around the dead. As [CONTINUE READING]

Sep 092014

The last of an ancient group of wizards leaves a gift to the newly arrived race of men. It is revered and cared for by a line of priests until it is stolen, and the high priest and his sovereign murdered by a king who believes himself destined to be a great wizard. But from [CONTINUE READING]