My Stories

I write adventures for those in search of a good story. My novels fall in the Fantasy genre, but many people consider them Sci-fi too. Each story is written with what I look for when I read a book: action, adventure, twists and turns, love, heroes, vicious enemies, fighting (weapons and hand to hand combat). I write because I want to share the stories that are inside of me. I hope you enjoy the adventures as much as I love writing them!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

"Heart of the Emperor" is now in paperback!

Heart of the Emperor is now selling for $13.99 at here for the page) and Amazon (Click here for page).  It took me little longer than I had anticipated, and I apologize.

I did get a little sidetracked by Story 13, Story 16, and The Shadow Dragon series.   I am proud to say that Story 13 is in the hands of my "Editors" and I am happy with "The Shadow Dragon" series so far.

With that being said, I've also been very much enjoying the summer: writing, hanging out with the kids, picking strawberries and raspberries, hiking, practicing Tai Chi, reading...   Haven't been to the beach yet, but we'll get there.  I am so looking forward to camping in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan!  I love camping (and yes the kids and I use a tent), but there is just something so amazing about going north to the UP.  Everything feels better.  I like to joke and say it's in my genetics (my grandpa is from the Copper Harbor area), or that it's because of all the forests and the air is just fresher there.    Whatever the reason, my whole being fills with the most wonderful feeling of peace and harmony and the energy that surges is awe inspiring.  As you probably already guessed, I do not take a break from writing.  Honestly I think that is impossible.  (I read this quote a while back)

  So true, and when I'm camping my imagination just opens (a great feeling) and well, yea.  Alright enough babbling.  I hope you enjoy the day!  :)

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

World Cup

You know me, I love posting about people doing amazing things - creating their dreams.   World Cup 2014 is no different.  (Granted I might be a little biased because I love soccer [best game ever played], played it for 10 years). Although I am a little disappointed in the coverage of post World Cup.  The goal alone should be plastered everywhere if you ask me.  I am very happy for the German's, but more so for Gotze who scored that goal.  (And what do I see the next day?  Pictures of his girlfriend model.  Really?!)  I mean that goal was phenomenal.  He's 22years old, playing in the World Cup!!  Scoring the only goal in that game.  And it wasn't a cheap shot, it wasn't a penalty shot, it was a well earned goal!  There are a lot of haters out there as far as Germany being the winner, but they played outstandingly in all their games.  Sure Argentina should have won because the Cup was in South America, and everyone else loves Messi (I do love the way his first name is pronounced).  I haven't decided if he wasn't happy about winning that award because he didn't win the Cup (sore loser) or if he thought someone else should have won it because he didn't play his best?  I hope it's the latter, because with all the hype I was not impressed.  I know it's hard to watch soccer for some people (mostly because of all the grown men acting like babies so they can get a free kick - not a fan of that), and honestly since I've been coaching recreational soccer I was so much more sucked into the games than ever before.  Germany came out strong in overtime, I thought they dominated Argentina, but how can anyone argue against that goal.  It alone deserved the World Cup.   Yes I am babbling my way through all this just so I can connect you to one of the most amazing game winning goals I have ever seen!  So here it is:

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Just an update

I hope you have enjoyed the summer this far.  It's been a crazy summer.  Some of which has helped with my writing world and some that has hindered it.  I finished reading The Shadow Dragon manuscripts and I am very pleased with all the red ink.  (Normally not a good thing.)  The story continues to grow and I am liking it.  I've also started yet another story.  Right now labeled Story 16.  Over a four day period I wrote 25,000 words, but I had to stop.  I need to go back and revise like crazy.  A couple of people decided they were going to change their part in the story so I have to fix the beginning so they can be who they want to be.   I picked up Story 13 just to take a glimpse at it and well...  I can't put it down.  I'm reading it and find myself in complete awe that I wrote it.  It's not like I don't know what's going to happen but I still can't wait to get there.   So, I think it's safe to say that I will be handing it to my "editors" very soon!  So expect another countdown in a couple of months.  Woo Hoo!  Although I do still have to come up with a cover idea and Title.  HA HA HA....  ugh.  Always more work to be done.  As long as I keep writing, I'll keep smiling!

Have a wonderful day!