Insurgent Chapter 6.1

Posted on March 30, 2011 by

The razor didn’t precisely shake in Jim Turville’s hands as he carefully shaved in the small mess-kit mirror.  Nonetheless, Turville paused, took a steadying breath, then quickly finished. He packed away his kit, placed a soft-cap on his head instead of the more familiar helmet, and walked to the front door of the home, Read More

Shrinking word count!

Posted on March 29, 2011 by

I know a couple weeks ago I posted a note here that Insurgent was 60,000 words, which was a cool milestone… two thirds or so through the first draft. But then I deleted 5,000 words of pure junk. Bummer. But trust me, you didn’t want to read them anyway. Back to work. I still, Read More

J.L. Bryan’s Dominion

Posted on March 29, 2011 by

About a year ago Amazon’s “people who also bought this book” recommended Dominion by J.L. Bryan to me as a book commonly bought by people who also bought Republic. I finally picked up the Kindle edition of Dominion this week, and I was blown away. The premise of the book is simple: it’s 2036,, Read More

Insurgent Chapter 5.4

Posted on March 22, 2011 by

1998 Mandy Mays accepted her diploma from the Principal, and smiled so wide her cheeks hurt. Her eyes darted to the audience and met Joe’s eyes and felt a shiver of pleasure go down her spine. Following her brother, who had received his diploma moments before, she returned to her seat next to Joe, Read More

Awesome new reviews

Posted on March 19, 2011 by

Just a note on some awesome new reviews of Republic: “I cared for a lot of the characters and none had a happy ending with so much death around them. the book was well written and I could not put it down. It wrung out my emotions.” “This is a well balanced read and, Read More

So here’s what happened. Way back in January 2008, I hit a brainstorm. My thought at the time was: I’m a really obscure writer, with what I think is a great idea for a book.  Can’t get many people to buy it?  I’ll just give it away! At the time, this was a fairly novel idea,, Read More

Just posting a quick update: new review of Republic up at LibraryThing

Republic Chapter One

Posted on March 6, 2011 by

  Chapter One May 24 Kenny Murphy, Jr. waved goodbye and turned to go into the school building. The faint lines at the corners of Ken Murphy’s eyes crinkled just a little as he watched the little blonde boy walk away. He’d changed so much that Martha wouldn’t have recognized him if she’d still, Read More

60,000 words….

Posted on March 5, 2011 by

Milestone of sorts. Insurgent is now 60,000 words.  Long way to go still, but the bulk of the story is written.  Definitely on track to finish before I die of old age.

Apple iBooks

Posted on March 4, 2011 by

Good news here, Republic is now available from the Apple iBookstore. Check it out here: