Speaking at American University

Posted on March 21, 2017 by

These days it’s impossible to find anyone who supported invading Iraq, but back in 2003 it was a wildly popular idea. This clip is from a conference at American University where I talked about opposition to the war.  

Introducing Matt & Zoe

Posted on February 12, 2016 by

Introducing Matt & Zoe. When Army Sergeant Zoe Welch learns of the tragic death of her parents in a car accident, she has one concern: the care of her eight-year-old sister Jasmine. Once discharged from the Army, Zoe travels home from Tokyo to a life she never planned on. Matt Paladino is Jasmine’s 3rd, Read More

Thompson-Sisters Box-Set

Posted on November 12, 2014 by

Thompson-Sisters Box-Set Charles Sheehan-Miles Drei Bücher in einem: Thompson-Sisters Sammelband Ein Song für Julia Jeder sollte etwas haben, gegen das er sich auflehnen kann. Crank Wilson ist mit sechzehn aus seinem Zuhause in South Boston ausgezogen, um eine Punk Band zu gründen und seine Wut auszuleben. Sechs Jahre später hat er immer noch kein, Read More

Thompson Sisters Boxed Set Volume 2

Posted on October 15, 2014 by

Hey folks, Just a heads up that the Rachel’s Peril Trilogy–Girl of Lies, Girl of Rage, and Girl of Vengeance–are now available in a single boxed set as an ebook and will shortly be available in paperback! If you’ve read the series, please consider posting a review for the boxed set too!  And if you, Read More

Angry God

Posted on October 9, 2014 by

Not long ago—perhaps ten months—my therapist handed me a book called “Came to Believe: A Guide to the Second Step” by Chet Meyers. The book refers to the Second Step of Alcoholics Anonymous (and other 12-Step programs). For those of you not familiar with the paradigm, the way it works is this. First you, Read More

Shame, Fear, and Starting over

Posted on October 3, 2014 by

It’s been a long time since I’ve done much blogging of a personal nature. There are a variety of reasons for that, but the overriding one is that I’ve had major changes and transitions in my life in the last months and years. The last two years have featured moves, career changes, divorce, going back, Read More

Republic: Chapter One

Posted on August 18, 2014 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 been, Read More

Character Profile: Dylan Paris

Posted on February 25, 2013 by

In Just Remember to Breathe, Dylan Paris is one of the two main characters. Twenty-one years old and still recovering from serious injuries in Afghanistan, that book is Dylan and Alexandra Thompson’s love story. Dylan comes from a troubled past, but he’s pushed past huge obstacles to make his life what it is. And,, Read More

This is a short, unedited preview from my upcoming novel The Last Hour. A few other snippets and previews have been posted, you can find there here. Look, I’m not an idiot. I knew we were moving too fast. You don’t make lifetime commitments when you’ve known someone just a few days here, then a, Read More

Meet… Sarah Thompson

Posted on January 11, 2013 by

She’s seventeen years old. Full of attitude, identity crisis and spunk, and soon she’ll be fighting for her life. Today I’d like to introduce you to someone I want you to be friends with: Sarah Thompson. She’s one of my favorite characters from the books, and I’m excited, because she has a huge role, Read More

That’s what war is (Dylan)

Posted on August 19, 2012 by

That’s what war is (Dylan) Previous Chapters/Contents Getting out of jail was kind of a reverse process of going in. They didn’t search me on the way out, but otherwise, it was scary similar. I signed paperwork, collected my phone and wallet and keys, and then I was free to leave. I walked out, Read More

Dirty Little Secret

Posted on June 21, 2012 by

Depressed man sitting on lake

So this afternoon I took a brief break from writing to check out blogs I follow, and I happened upon a post from Dan Pierce (Single Dad Laughing) called That’s Just Depressing. And it hit me that I needed to post a response. Why? Because even though I’ve danced around the issue in some, Read More