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I Need a Favor!!

If you’re friends with me on Facebook then you should be well aware that Flags of the Forgotten went live just days ago. This is my first attempt into a totally different genre and to say that it’s intimidating as hell would be an understatement. I’ve always felt that it took a special breed to create a thriller. A true thriller keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout the book. Artists like Tom Clancy and Vince Flynn and Brad Thor know how to do this…and because of this, it took me two very long years to complete this project.

I knew I was jumping into very deep (and often dark) waters when I started this project, but it was one that I felt I had to complete, even if doing so meant falling on my face.
With an anvil on the back of my neck.

But there it is, for anybody and everybody to read.

Am I proud of it? Actually, yes. I had a lot of friends step up and allow me to use them as characters. I hope I did them justice. I put a lot of effort into this story and according to the betas that read it, I pulled it off. I hope they weren’t blowing smoke to make me feel better.

Flags of the Forgotten

So, what’s the favor?

You know how writers feel about reviews. We live and die by them. I try not to beg y’all for reviews because…well, I just don’t like to ask. If you’re the type to leave a review, God bless you! Some people feel like it’s way out of their wheelhouse to ‘judge’ something that they don’t feel capable of doing themselves. I understand that completely. Putting a story out there kind of sets you up for the abuse anyway, but then to come to your readers with hat in hand and ask for that extra effort? It’s tough on both parties, I promise.

But that’s exactly what I’m doing.

Please, if you read Flags, please, please, please, leave a review. Good, bad, indifferent, it doesn’t matter. Not your cup of tea? That’s okay. I get it. Thank you for reading it anyway. Loved it and thought it was PERFECT? Great! Glad to hear it…and others would like to know too.

Why is this so important? Like I said, this is a totally new genre for me. I’m known for horror/urban fantasy. Thrillers? Not so much. In order to get Flags to pop up on Amazon’s radar, it has to have the reviews. And that’s where you guys come in. You’re the ONLY ones that make that happen. And that’s why I’m asking.

I’ve had people ask if I plan to make Bobby Bridger and his pals a series? That will depend a LOT on how well it’s received. If it’s a turd dipped in chocolate, then it’s still a turd at heart and nobody wants that. Especially me. But if it’s well received and folks dig it? Then yeah…I could see reviving this group for more action and adventure. But the only way that can happen is if word gets out and it takes reviews for that to happen.

So there it is. I’m asking you, my readers, to step up (and out of your comfort zones) and let others know what you thought of the story. For those of you willing to do it, let me take the time to thank you in advance. For those that just can’t being themselves to do it, I do understand and I still love you.


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Posted by on June 14, 2018 in Uncategorized


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Flags of the Forgotten

Just a quick update.

I’ve been inundated with emails from people asking about Caldera 5.  That’s a good thing. It means that people are enjoying my stories and they’ve become invested in the characters.

When asked, I always tried to be truthful, even when it wasn’t the answer they wanted to hear. In this case, I put off Caldera 5 for a bit to clean some other projects from my plate. Namely, Flags of the Forgotten. It was a project I started over two years ago and there are some close friends that I used as characters in that book. I think they gave up on the project since it took so long. But, alas, Flags is FINISHED.

Flags of the Forgotten

This is my first attempt at a political thriller type of story and I’m really nervous. My most trusted beta was instructed to give it a read and be hyper critical. She was. And she LOVED it. In fact, she really thinks I should keep the main character and make it a series. I revived Bobby Bridger from Whispers and thrust him into an impossible situation.  As much as I’d love to keep spinning yarns with him and these other characters, I have other projects that demand my time.

Like Caldera 5. And Monster Squad 9.

I’ve been splitting my time between these two projects and I am happy to report that I crossed the halfway point on Caldera tonight. Since I had started MS9 previously, I was actually ahead on it and I’ve hit close to the 60% mark with it. I really hope to have Caldera to the publisher some time late in April (fingers crossed). MS9 will depend on a number of factors, but hopefully I can have it out before summer.

So, there you have it. I’m asking, please,… a bit more patience. My old, arthritic fingers are doing the best they can.

In the meantime, I hope that those of you who decide to take Flags for a test drive like it. It was a labor of love and I’m really nervous about jumping into a genre that I’d never written in before. So, please, be gentle.

When there’s more to share, you’ll be the next to know!


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Posted by on April 3, 2018 in Uncategorized


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