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.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Blue Island Gods Pre-order

Well, the pre-order is live for Blue Island Gods. You can find it here. The book will be released on 1 October, just a few weeks away!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Blue Island Gods Giveaway!

After another long absence (during which I was being very productive!), I'm happy to be back with a few announcements.

First, here's the cover for my book Blue Island Gods, which will be available for sale on October 1.

Second, I'm currently running a giveaway for Blue Island Gods in two spots: first, at Goodreads (which you can enter using the widget on the right); and second, at Librarything. The Librarything giveaway is for an ebook copy. The Goodreads giveaway is for a hard copy. Both contests end 9/15.

Third, if you enter the contest and don't win, don't be too disappointed. You can still subscribe to my mailing list and I'll send you a free copy of Blue Island Gods (in ebook form) when it's released.

Fourth, the first two books in my next series have been drafted. I'm working on getting them revised and ready for publication. Expect to see them in late October or November. They form the first half of a quartet of books (I'm still working on a title for the series) set in 1920s St. Louis.

Fifth, I'm going to be serializing Blue Island Gods and The Weeping Lore (the first book of the next series). I won't start until the books are released for publication, but if you're not ready to buy AND you don't want to sign up for the mailing list, that will be an easy way to read the books in installments.

I'm really excited to share these books with you. There will be more posts over the next couple weeks as everything comes together for Blue Island Gods, but for now, I'll end here!