Quick Warning – this story is about kids dealing with illness. I guess that’s just what’s on my mind. This short story was written in response to the prompt: Jill pushed the man aside, stepping over his cloak. She rapped on the door three times and said, “Open it now or I burn the whole place down.” Jill scaled the rope ladder so … Continue reading The Wench of the East and the Knights of Swallow’s Glen
IT’S HERE!!! THE GREAT SPRING GIVE AWAY OF 2019 HAS BEGUN!!! This year there are four fabulous prize packages: 4th Place will get a signed paperback copy of Steal in the mail ($9 value). 3rd Place will get a signed paperback copy of Steal AND a signed paperback copy of Grab ($17 value). 2nd Place will get a signed paperback copy of Steal AND a … Continue reading THE GREAT SPRING GIVEAWAY OF 2019!!!
I’m really excited. I’ve been working on my first audiobook since January and it is finally out. Mencken and the Monsters the audiobook is available on Audible and iTunes. The book is narrated by the amazing Matu Threatt. He does a fantastic job of transporting you into Mencken’s world. His voice is perfect for Mencken. I’m really proud of the performance he has done. Here’s … Continue reading Exciting News!!!
On Thursday (June 14, 2018), during a speech about immigration, Attorney General Jeff Sessions took time in a speech on immigration to address concerns raised by “our church friends” about children being separated from their parents at the border by immigration. Attorney General Sessions said, “I would cite you to the Apostle Paul and his clear and wise command in Romans 13 to obey the … Continue reading An Examination of Romans 13 and its Recent Use by Attorney General Jeff Sessions
My newest novel, Saving Deborah, went up for sale today. To celebrate the book’s release, I thought I’d let you in on some behind the scenes info. No spoilers. I promise. The story follows Miriam and Simon as they search New York for Miriam’s long-lost sister, Deborah. Our heroes travel to New York thinking they are going to find Deborah addicted to drugs and trapped … Continue reading 7 Fun Things About Saving Deborah
I’ve got some exciting news! The Great Spring Giveaway of 2018 has begun! The Grand Prize Winner will receive: Signed copies of Mencken and the Monsters, the 12 Commandments, and Mencken and the Lost Boys. A $10 Star Bucks gift card (because you need coffee to read). Plus three more novels that I find inspiring. That’s six novels and a $10 gift card to the … Continue reading The Great Spring Giveaway!
The story that follows is a rough draft of chapter four in Saving Deborah (the fifth book in the Defense of Reality Series). Please excuse all typos. Miriam looked up and down the street, trying to get her bearings. Central Park was to her right. Large tenant buildings towered above them across the street. She caught a glimpse of the street sign at the corner … Continue reading A Moment in the Park (Saving Deborah Chapter Four)
The following is a rough draft of chapter 2 from my upcoming novel Saving Deborah. Please excuse typos, and enjoy! People rushed by on all sides, brushing up against Miriam and Simon as they passed. The hundreds of commuters walked with quick, deliberate steps, clear in their destination. Simon stood with his mouth open, excited about the scene while Miriam searched for an exit. “This … Continue reading A Breakfast Date
If you grew up in a conservative evangelical church like I did, it is possible there is a story from the Bible that was repeatedly used to teach you about sex – the story of David and Bathsheba in 2nd Samuel chapters 11 and 12. While our teachers’ intentions were good, the way the story was taught has planted seeds in our minds that have … Continue reading Sex, Power, David, Bathsheba, and the Church
With three books published in my Defense of Reality series (Mencken and the Monsters, The 12 Commandments, and Mencken and the Lost Boys) and two more books to be published this year (Saving Deborah and The Kingdom of Melp), I feel like it is time to start building my next series. Developing the plot and the world for the Defense of Reality took Cory and … Continue reading Help Me Build My Next Series