Merry Christmas and a Couple Annoucements

I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Holy New Year. May you and your loved ones be richly blessed in the coming New Year. Now for the Announcements The last couple of weeks have been very busy for me. Besides getting ready for Christmas, I co-published a new ebook with my friend Theresa Linden. The book (entitled A Battle for the Faith) contains two short stories, one written by … Continue reading

Indie Catholic Authors to Hold an After Christmas Sale

In June, the members of the Indie Catholic Authors group held an ebook sale. We’re going to do that again this year after Christmas. From December 26-28, 16 Catholics will be available for 99 cents or free. Here is the information from the official Indie Catholic Authors blog. Giving your loved one a Kindle, Nook, or iPad for Christmas? Help them fill it with great Catholic books! Join Indie Catholic Authors December 26-28 for our … Continue reading

How to Make Your Main Character a Role Model

One of the most important things that an author can do is create a main character that is a role model to his readers. To accomplish this, it is a good idea to create a list of what the character can and cannot do, so you can keep him on the straight and narrow. Let me give you an example of what I mean. One of my favorite characters from Old Time Radio is the … Continue reading

Theresa Linden Releases Testing Liberty

In January of this year, I published a two-part review of Theresa Linden’s first novel Chasing Liberty. (If you want to reread the review, you find it here and here.) Yesterday, Theresa released the second volume of the trilogy: Testing Liberty. Chasing Liberty ended with Liberty and others being captured by the government and sent to re-education facilities. From there, you are taken on a whirlwind ride of action and suspense. Here is the summary … Continue reading

Jack Webb in Pat Novak, for Hire

One of my biggest inspirations for my detectives stories is one of Jack Webb’s early radio programs: Pat Novak, for Hire. Before his hit radio show (and later TV show) Dragnet, Webb was involved with several private detective radio programs that did not last very long. The first was Pat Novak, for Hire. Webb plays Pat Novak, who is not a detective by trade. He mainly rents boats, but somehow he always ends up up … Continue reading

We Need Your Help to Make Our Ebook Sale a Success

Hi, everyone. This coming week the members of the Indie Catholic Authors Google+ group are having a sale. From June 24th to 26th, 16 great Catholic books (including Church Triumphant) will be available for 99 cents or less. Visit the Indie Catholic Authors blog post for more information: https://indiecatholicauthors.wordpress.com/2015/06/15/major-catholic-ebook-sale-next-week/. P.S. We desperately need your help. Please sign up for our Thunderclap campaign so we can reach more people. If you sign up, Thunderclap will post … Continue reading

New eBook Released, New Project, and Other Coming Attractions

New Book Released I’m happy to announce the release of a new ebook, entitled Church Triumphant: 25 Men and Women who Gave Their Lives to Christ. This new ebook is available for preorder from Amazon, Barnes and Noble , Kobo, and iTunes. Church Triumphant will be officially released on April 5th. Easter Sunday. Current projects I currently working on a new Benny Cahill mystery for an Amazon bundle being put together by a number of fellow … Continue reading

ALERT – Fire in the Night has been removed from Smashwords

I just got a notification that Smashwords does not publish previews, they only publish complete stories. Since that was the case, I have unpublished Fire in the Night, thus it will not be available on iTunes, Barnes and Nobles, and more. Don’t worry though, I created a epub and pdf version of Fire in the Night. So come and get Fire in the Night PDF or epub here. Sorry for any inconvenience. The previous post … Continue reading

New Book Released – Fire in the Night!!!

I am proud to announce the release of another ebook. This ebook, entitled Fire in the Night, is a preview of an upcoming novel to be released Fall 2015. My upcoming novel, Rumors of War, will by my first finished novel, so I hope you look forward to it. Here is the summary from Fire in the Night: In the early 1860s, European headlines are filled with stories of attacks on the merchant vessels of … Continue reading