I'm so glad you've stopped by my site. I'm a storyteller and novelist, so of course I want to tell you my story, as well as the latest news about my books. Take your time and look around. Just click on one of the titles above to learn more about each book. From there you can go to Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords, the Sony Reader Store or iTunes to buy one of my books directly. You can also scroll down to watch book trailers. And be sure to sign up for the Mailing List on my Contact Me page to get all the latest news and to be the first to get books when they are published. I also welcome any questions you have and I'll do my best to answer every one!
_ From a very early age I fell in love with stories. Probably when my oldest sister took my brother and I to the drive-in to see Star Wars. From that point on I was hooked by the way a story could take you to incredible places and touch your soul like nothing else.
Over the years I read a lot, starting with books by Roald Dahl such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Judy Blume's Fudge series. When I got a little older I discovered Edgar Rice Burrows and read almost every one of his Tarzan novels. I also read Conan the Barbarian novels by writers like Robert Jordan and Steve Perry. Then I discovered Stephen Lawhead's Pendragon cycle and Song of Albion trilogy which took the richness of storytelling to a whole new level by weaving history and fantasy together. I like to think that all those great stories and storytellers influenced the books I write today. I believe stories shine a light into our souls and point us to things that are planted deep within our souls, but that we all long to bring out and be proud of. I think stories speak to the heart of who we are and who we hope to be. I tend to write stories of people beating the odds and finding inner strength that they didn't know they had because those have been some of the greatest lessons I have learned in life. As I have chased my dreams I've learned that we don't have to settle for the status quo but we can carve out a life that reflects what we love, value and enjoy doing. I hope that my stories inspire readers to embrace who they are and find ways to live the life they've always wanted.
I'm very proud of the stories I've written but I couldn’t have done it without the incredible support of my family. I’m married to the most beautiful, most talented woman in the world. There’s one of my favorite pictures of us above.
We also have three talented and adventurous boys. My life is very full and I wouldn’t change a thing. Of course, that doesn’t mean everything is easy, but I firmly believe that we should all chase our dreams. My dream is to write books that take readers from all around our world, into the mythical adventures of my imagination.
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Crying Havoc Dedication
To Bella Story Neighbors
We can’t wait for you to join our family
People have asked about my dedication in Crying Havoc. I'm very blessed to have a beautiful wife and three incredible sons, but during each of those pregnancies my wife suffered from Hyperemesis Gravidarum, which is extreme morning sickness (you may have heard that Princess Kate Middleton is suffering from the same affliction). We always knew we wanted a large family but our doctors informed us that trying to have another baby would be life threatening to Camille and to the baby. So, we have begun the long journey toward adoption and we are excited about bringing a little girl into our family. It's a dream come true in many ways and as we considered names for our daughter, Bella Story seemed not only to fit our family, but to describe the life we envision for our little princess. Bella means beautiful, and of course stories are a huge part of my life. We believe that our little Bella Story will be a beautiful story told through a life well lived. I want to thank my readers for all their support, without it, this dream may never have been realized.