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Rasputin’s Prodigy gets 4.5 out of 5 stars!!!

April 26, 2016 at 6:25 pm

Review of my latest novel “Rasputin’s Prodigy” received 4.5/5 stars from SeriousReading.com. Check out the review here:

http://seriousreading.com/book-reviews/literature-fiction/3782-rasputins-prodigy-book-review.htmlRasputin's Prodigy

New Book Release!!!

April 1, 2016 at 4:44 pm

Rasputin’s Prodigy, the 3rd Book of the Award Winning Series “The Hidden Amongst Us” finally hit the metaphorical e-book shelves on 3-31-2016!!!

It is currently available here:


If you missed the first two books you can find them on my author page at Amazon.com :


Rasputin's Prodigy

Grieving for Robin Williams

August 12, 2014 at 9:36 pm

Robin_WilliamsPart of me feels that I have no business writing the words that follow, for he was not family to me nor did I know the man personally. What I can say is that my entire life was influenced, enriched and made all the better for Robin Williams having shared his talents and his kindness with the world in his own unique way.

Coming soon! Book 3 of the Hidden Amongst Us Series

July 28, 2014 at 8:44 pm

Book 3 The Hidden Amongst UsBook Three of The Hidden Amongst Us Series

Coming soon…

Enjoy the preview:

“This day had to come, when all the violence, blood and death finally reached the unavoidable final confrontation.

I had always suspected that my people, who humans have dubbed vampires, would ultimately face off against humanity in a battle for our right to live. All my people ever wanted was to be left alone, to live our lives in secret, away from the rest of humanity who now doesn’t believe in our existence. What I never imagined was that the end could come from our own kind.

Exercising the Creative Mind

November 26, 2013 at 11:50 pm

creative writingHow I Spend My Sundays (This time while exercising my creativity… just for fun. I’d recommend reading the previous blog entry on the same topic, for reference, prior to reading this one.)

Ah, Sunday. Just saying the word can send a relaxing wave through the body while deep thoughts of the couch, football and fried food or pizza dance like pixies in the landscape of the mind. I do love my Sundays and those aforementioned visions are indeed what burst through my brain like a beer commercial on loop to such an extent that I find myself looking around for the party or BBQ that I am supposed to be attending.

How I Spend My Sundays

November 19, 2013 at 11:47 pm

how I spend my sundaysBeing knee deep in the middle of football season as we currently find ourselves, one might assume that my Sunday ritual involves a special spot on the couch, the television and an unhealthy dose of processed “food” snacks. Honestly, the aforementioned combination is something I relish in spirit but, unfortunately, not in practice, as my Sunday schedule is quite otherwise filled.

The morning is usually spent giving my wife the time to do her workout routine while I take the reins in making breakfast for my girls. If they can penetrate the pre-coffee stupor I tend to find myself in every morning, then they generally convince me to whi

p up pancakes as opposed to the usual breakfast fare. Cartoons and the celebration of the Mickey Mouse shaped pancakes I will have meticulously crafted ensues until my wife returns and the day is planned.

Character Inspiration for Writers

October 22, 2013 at 9:48 pm

characters“How do you come up with the characters for your novels?”
This isn’t the most common question that is asked of me, but it is one of the more interesting for me to answer. I wish I could say that the characters are well thought out ahead of time and painstakingly sculpted by design into the people they portray within my work, but the truth is that, for me at least, the characters come spontaneously with the scenes that unfold in my mind. It would be those scenarios or storylines, and the characters required within those moments, that come to me when inspiration hits.


My Favorite Books

October 4, 2013 at 6:08 pm

Tick-Tock-9780553582925After slogging through more than a decade’s worth of textbooks and required readings, I had taken on what could only be described as a moderate to severe repulsion of the written word. Oh, I remember how in grade school and high school I had been forced to read the “classic” books of American and English literature; unfortunately, the school system at the time was apparently more interested in the fact that these books were in the curriculum without acknowledging the fact that most of its students are too young to truly appreciate them. The fact that these stories needed to be “taught” in order to be understood by the student body was not, in my opinion, a representation of the difficulty in the work as much as the complete and total apathy of the reader.


Tips for Writing Your First Novel

September 18, 2013 at 7:57 pm

writing-tipsEver since I wrote my first book, Blood Harvest, I have met countless people who tell me they have a wonderful idea for a book, only to discover what they really have a is a premise or a scene in mind that would they believe would make for a great story. Beyond that initial inspiration they have little else in the way of how the story pieces itself together, almost like a pitch without a product.

The conversation usually goes something like this:

The Playlist for Blood Harvest

September 10, 2013 at 10:33 pm

Librarian ShushingI hate libraries…

…Or, at least, I used too.

Now I realize that the initial shock of that admission may shake the very foundation of some people’s core. Admittedly, even as my eyes glance up and take in those three words at the top of the page, it does seem an extreme opinion over an otherwise intellectually beneficial institution, especially for a writer of books such as me.

Please allow me to elaborate.