Monday, April 6, 2015

Feature at Luminous Expressions

I was very happy to receive an email last week from Bernetta Williams, the founder and developer of Luminous Expressions. She asked me if I'd be willing to offer the first chapter of The Dew of Flesh to be included on the site. It's not up yet, but if you're interested, you should pop on over and check out Luminous Expressions.

I think the site is a great idea--it's a way for people to be exposed to a range of new authors without risking any money. I'll let you know when Bernetta has everything posted, but I hope you give her site a chance and see if you find any new authors you'd like to try.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

The Weeping Lore available

In case you missed it, The Weeping Lore is now available for sale at Amazon. It should be available at, Kobo, iTunes, etc., too (although it sometimes takes a few extra days).

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The Weeping Lore

Great news!

The first book in my series Witte & Co. Investigations is available for pre-order at Amazon and Smashwords. It should populate at other sites (, Kobo, etc.) by the release date (3/31/15).

Here's the cover:

And here's the description:

December 1925. St. Louis, Missouri.

Out of cash, out of luck, and soon to be out of a home, Cian Shea scours the Irish neighborhood of Kerry Patch for work. When a job falls into his hands, it seems easy enough: deliver a small, unmarked box to a rich man’s home. The job, however, proves far from simple. Framed for the murder of the local mob boss, Cian’s only chance at clearing his name is to recover the mask and identify the killer. Unfortunately for Cian, he discovers that many people want the box—and, more importantly, the secret it contains.

Being hunted by gangsters, bootleggers, and Prohibition agents is bad enough, but Cian finds his steps dogged by sorcerers and spiders and golems who wouldn’t mind pulling him apart (something he’d prefer to avoid). His search leads him to the beautiful Irene Lovell, suffragette and flapper, who is determined to find the box for herself. When a team of supernatural investigators comes to their rescue, Cian learns that there is a great deal more to the world than he had ever imagined and that the box holds an artifact that will rouse an ancient and terrible evil. Before that evil can awaken, they must recover the mask—and they must do so without succumbing to the madness of the weeping lore.

I'm really proud of this book. I think, in production terms, it's the best-looking book I've released. It's also a great deal of fun. It mixes elements of mystery and Lovecraft horror (but with a lot more action than Lovecraft ever used). Witte & Co. Investigations is a four book series, and all four books are written. They will be going up for sale over the next few weeks so that, hopefully by the end of April, you will be able to buy all four volumes.

I hope you enjoy reading this new series as much as I enjoyed writing it!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

An update long in the coming . . .

Well, it's been a very long time since I posted, and I apologize for that. I have a few important updates:

First, today I wrote the last word in the last book of my newest series. The series doesn't have a title yet (I need to decide on one soon), but it is composed of four books: The Weeping Lore, The Drowning Mask, The Brittened Crown, and The River Throne. They are set in 1920s St. Louis and deal with a group of supernatural investigators who risk madness and death as they protect the city from evil. I love these books. I'm very excited for you to read them. Which brings me to--

Second, these books will be released simultaneously, so you'll be able to get all four at the same time. I don't have a release date yet. I had hoped for January, but obviously that didn't happen. I'm going to hazard a guess at late March. If things go really well, then they'll be up sooner.

And third, of course, if you'd like to receive an electronic version of the first book for free, simply join my mailing list (and feel free to let me know which books you want to know about, if you don't want to receive every update).

Warm wishes to all of you, and thanks for your patience!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The Indifferent Children of the Earth Free

Dear all,

I'm currently giving away The Indifferent Children of the Earth at

If you haven't had a chance to read it yet, I hope you enjoy!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Serialized version of Blue Island Gods

For those of you who'd like a chance to sample my writing, or who want to read Blue Island Gods for free, I've started a Wordpress blog to serialize it. You can find it here:

Hope you enjoy!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Blue Island Gods Live

Yesterday, Blue Island Gods went live on in both print and hard copy. You can find it here.

I'm really excited about this book. It's a change for me in terms of setting (modern-day Chicago), characters (primarily Mexican-American), and plot (a set of nested stories). I'm happy with how it turned out and I'm excited for others to have a chance to read it.

As I've mentioned before, if you signed up for the mailing list, you should have received a free copy of the book. There were also several hard copies and ebook copies that were given away in various contests.

If you haven't signed up for the mailing list, you may wish to consider doing so. At this time, I'm pledging a free ebook copy of every new book to everyone on the mailing list, and I promise not to flood you with spam.

I currently have one 'proof' copy of Blue Island Gods that I'm giving away. The inside of the book is the same, but the back cover is slightly different. If you're interested, send me an email or use the contact box on the right. (Apologies, I'll only be able to mail it within the continental U.S.)

I'm also planning on serializing this book. It's going to take me a little bit to get everything set up, but once I have it all in place, I'll announce it here.

In terms of future books: The Weeping Lore, along with three companion books, is a series set in the 1920s in St. Louis. Currently, I'm planning on doing a small experiment and releasing all four books at the same time (in early 2015). My plans may changed, depending on how the series develops. I'll keep you posted here.

I believe that's all for now. I hope you enjoy Blue Island Gods, and look for a post here in the next week or so about the serialized version.