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.

The Indie Reader Award for Madman’s Monster

September 9, 2013 at 10:49 pm

Screen Shot 2013-09-10 at 3.46.45 PMMadman’s Monster wastes no time throwing the reader into the fray. The second book in The Hidden Amongst Us series, it picks up several years later and in a totally different world. Fans of the first book will recognize the hero and the breakneck pace at which the action moves with just enough detail to make it visceral. This is a fast read that keeps the reader guessing with twists that no one could have seen coming.

 

The Moment Blood Harvest Was Born

September 4, 2013 at 8:57 pm

I remember it was a hot summer day during my fifth trimester of Chiropractic college when the concept of writing my novel, “Blood Harvest” first took root in my head. Truth be told I had always been writing… something, mostly ideas for novels or scenes that played like clips from big budget Hollywood films in my mind as I daydreamed through some of the more mundane moments throughout my scholastic history.