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Cover Design

Judging a book by its cover? As an author, I should probably know better. But I do it all the time. Whether I’m browsing Amazon Kindle for a book or Netflix for a movie, I often times don’t even read the title below it. I just look at the picture. Is it intriguing? Is it… Read more »

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Trials – Chapter 2

The car was half-submerged in the murky canal water. Soldiers on one side; frantic civilians on the other. A crowd gathered around the hasty rescue effort in the center. He could still see her in his mind. Not her face, but her back. Her hair gently dangled in the water as men pulled her out… Read more »

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Malek – A look at the villain

I just published Chapter 1 of Trials here, and thought it would be fun to explore one of the villains that I introduce in that Chapter. His name is Malek, which is actually Arabic meaning King. The reader, however, should consider him a crude warlord; barely in control of his own tribe, let alone his… Read more »

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Trails – Chapter 1

When the ground shook, it started off as a slow rumble, simply vibrating the metal springs on his twin sized bed causing them to rattle back and forth against its steel frame. Ordinarily, he wouldn’t have responded. The ground here had tremors frequently and other than a little dust from the ceiling of their cavern… Read more »

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Writing is hard

Now that I’ve finished my first novel, I must say writing is hard. Real hard. Let me explain. It isn’t difficult to turn the stuff inside my head into words on paper; in fact, I would argue that the best part of writing is going deep inside of myself and expressing those feelings and emotions… Read more »

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Trials the Novel: Prologue

“Make no mistake,” the speaker said resolutely, “with this technology and your continued investment, we could terraform an entire planet!” The audience erupted in applause and the attractive female scientist smiled widely behind her podium. After years of research on volcano fields and at the bottom of the ocean, she was finally getting her big… Read more »