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!