Tuesday, March 24, 2015

New publisher

It is now official. I signed with Three Worlds Press today, an imprint of Three Worlds Productions out of Freehold, NJ. So now, even though I have always considered myself an author, I now have a publishing company backing me. It does mean a lot more work, however, I know that it will all be worth it. They will be publishing the Kelli Storm series, books 1-4, and hopefully my future works.

You can visit Three World Publishing at: http://threeworldspress.com/

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

UPDATE: The Riverwalk Murders - Work in progress

I know I haven't been very active on here, so time to make up for that. On the work in progress front, I've hit 21,794 on The Riverwalk Murders, a psychological thrill set in San Antonio and featuring the famous San Antonio River Walk. The main character is Cal Jessup, a retired San Antonio Police Detective who is called back to service after five years when a notorious serial killer surfaces once more and begins terrorizing the city and it's tourist trade. Cal is hesitant at first, not wanting to get involved in a case he failed to solve the first time around, at least until he finds out his estranged daughter is involved. As the bodies begin piling up, Cal soon finds himself once again embroiled in a battle of wits with the psychopathic killer, fighting a cat and mouse game of hide and seek.

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About Cal Jessup:

Calvin Davis Jessup, named after his maternal great-great grandfather who fought in the Civil War for the Confederacy, worked for the San Antonio Police Department for thirty years. Born in Sequin, Texas to August Carroll Jessup and Laurel Jean Adams. Four years before his retirement, he caught a murder case involving a young woman, a tourist from Mississippi. Her body was discovered in the Mission Reach area, near the river, her throat slashed and her eyes missing. At first he suspects the woman's boyfriend, until his alibi is confirmed. When a second woman's body was discovered in the same area weeks later, with the same wounds, Cal knew they had a serial killer on the loose. After chasing the elusive killer for four years, only to have him disappear, Cal decided it was time to call it and so he retired to a small town in west Texas. The idea was to just sit back and enjoy the slow life of a small town, though that was not to be as he was soon talked into running for Sheriff and ended up winning.

He began his career in law enforcement with the SAPD when he was twenty-two, at the urging of his mother, who was a big influence on him. Soon after joining the department, he met and married Ann Marie Carstares and a year later they had a daughter, Lisa Marie. However, in an unfortunate turn of events, Ann Marie was killed in a car accident when Lisa was fourteen. Lisa blamed her father for her mother's death and their relationship soon became strained, so much so that Cal sent her away to live with her grandmother in Louisiana. After that, he threw himself into the job and tracking down the serial killer, only to have the trail go cold.

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That brings us back to the present, so to speak. As the story is far from complete, you will have to be satisfied with this much. Oh, I do plan on posting snippets from time to time, as I have with previous novels, but you will have to be patient. What's that, what about the killer? Sorry, that's a closely guarded secret, and besides, he really wouldn't want me telling you anything about him, he's very private. Oh, and yes, he's very psycho. Hell, he even scares me! With any luck I'll have this thing wrapped up and ready to go in four or five months. Just hang in there.


Coming Soon!


Wednesday, November 26, 2014

An Introduction - Read Indies

Have you heard about Read Indies (http://readindies.blogspot.com/) where you can find book selections, top picks, and recommended reads? If you’re looking for something new to read, a great place to start is Book We Recommend (http://readindies.blogspot.ca/p/books-were-reading-recommend.html). There are also pages for specific genres:

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Read Indies started out as a place where indie authors go to learn about important writing-related issues. Now it’s also a great place for readers to learn about great books. Periodically, you’ll also find recommendations from international bestselling author Robert Stanek (http://.www.robert-stanek.com/). In particular, Robert will be highlighting hidden gems, overlooked books, unsung heroes, and new favorites. Robert Stanek will also be helping to shape the following lists: Best Fantasy Books, Best Horror Books, Best Mystery Books, Best Thriller Books, and Best Children’s Books.

Drop in and check it out, you won't be disappointed.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Cover Reveal - Lullaby by Bridgette O'Hare






Halle Michaels is on the brink of insanity.

She’s haunted by dreams. Dreams that find their way into her reality. Nightmares of death…of destruction. Visions that will uncover the truth – about her abilities, her family’s origins, and her part in a prophecy that could change the world.

But when a mysterious book shows up on her doorstep, can those dreams save her from an overwhelming evil? One that has its sights set on Halle.

She wanted normal, but normal is overrated. She was born to be so much more.

Book of Dreams Series #1
YA Paranormal Suspense
Expected Publication Date- December 1st, 2014





Bridgette O’Hare is a writerly life form evolved to live off of high doses of chocolate, excessive episodes of Once Upon a Time, and copious amounts of snark.

She spends her time in search of sleep, witty co-conspirators, the planet Gallifrey, and ways to unleash evil upon her characters in interesting ways. When she’s not torturing imaginary people, you can find her instigating questionable conversations on Facebook.

She is the ridiculously proud co-creator of two awesome male human beings with ambitions of being a crazy cat lady if her pursuit of marrying Chris Hemsworth proves futile.

Bridgette is recommended by 4 out of 5 people that recommend things. Number 5 was unavailable for comment.



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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Honoring All Who Served



Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. Veterans Day is not to be confused with Memorial Day–a common misunderstanding, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Memorial Day (the fourth Monday in May) honors American service members who died in service to their country or as a result of injuries incurred during battle, while Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans–living or dead–but especially gives thanks to living veterans who served their country honorably during war or peacetime.*


  • In 1954, President Eisenhower officially changed the name of the holiday from Armistice Day to Veterans Day.
  • In 1968, the Uniform Holidays Bill was passed by Congress, which moved the celebration of Veterans Day to the fourth Monday in October. The law went into effect in 1971, but in 1975 President Ford returned Veterans Day to November 11, due to the important historical significance of the date.
  • Britain, France, Australia and Canada also commemorate the veterans of World Wars I and II on or near November 11th: Canada has Remembrance Day, while Britain has Remembrance Sunday (the second Sunday of November). In Europe, Britain and the Commonwealth countries it is common to observe two minutes of silence at 11 a.m. every November 11.





*History.com


Sunday, November 9, 2014

New project - Prequel to the Kelli Storm Series

After posting Kelli's brief bio yesterday, I had an idea this morning of doing a prequel to book one. I attempted to contact Kelli and run the idea by her, but it seems that she turned her cell phone off and is not checking her messages. Either that or she is just ignoring me. Some thanks after writing four books for her. Cest' la vie. Anyway, I decided to make and executive decision and started working on it. It is as yet untitled, even though I have been playing around with a few, I just can't decide and there's really no rush anyway.

The book is going to start out with Kelli reporting to her first precinct after the academy. Now, for those who haven't read the first book, she started at the 9th Precinct in the East Village, though I don't believe I got into details on that. She is assigned to a Field Training Officer (FTO) who is a real hard ass, to a point. (There is a reason for that, and if you've ever been on the job, or know someone who is or was, then you'll understand.) Not to go into a lot of details, mainly because I'm still figuring things out, but this book will answer a lot of questions for those of you who have read the series. Oh, and it will also be a good standalone read too.

Keep checking back for updates. As of now, I am currently working on three active projects, so it will be a while before this one sees the light of day, though I'm hoping it won't be too long.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Kelli Storm's Biography - What you've always wanted to know but were afraid to ask

I finally convinced Kelli to let me release this, considering that the last book was published back in August, and that she and Eric are on hiatus. So, at long last, the much awaited and anticipated release of Kelli Storm's bio. Okay, it's not really a biography, but more of a synopsis of her life before the first book. What can I say, it's all she would give me, and I considered that anything was better than nothing. So, without further delay, here it is:






KELLI STORM’S BIOGRAPHY
as authorized by Kelli Storm


Kelli Colleen Storm was born on June 24th, 1978 in Yonkers, New York, to Meara and Robert Storm. Kelli’s mother was born in Ireland and immigrated to the United States with her parents in 1965. She met Kelli’s father in 1975 and they were married in 1977. Kelli’s father joined the NYPD in 1972 and became a detective in 1978, shortly after Kelli was born. On August 15th, 1988, while walking to Sunday Mass, Robert Storm was shot and killed. Kelli, who was ten years old at the time, was walking beside him when he was gunned down.
At age twenty-two, after graduating college, Kelli joined the NYPD and began working her father’s case, despite department policy and the risk of being caught and losing her job. She married Kevin Watson, a Yonkers Police Officer, when she was twenty-three. The marriage only lasted three years, as Kelli began drinking and became abusive. After the divorce, Kelli continued drinking for another six months before seeking help and joining Alcoholics Anonymous. After the divorce, and before AA, she moved back in with her mother and took back her maiden name, not wanting to have any memories of a bad marriage.
With her new found sobriety, Kelli made Detective Third Grade at age twenty-eight, and three years later, was promoted to Detective Second Grade after making several felony arrest. She has been described by her fellow detectives as intelligent and tough, and yet she does on occasion show her sensitive side. She has the tenacity of a pit bull when it comes to a case, and will not let go until the case is solved and the bad guys are locked up.



I hope you found this informative, despite the brevity. Hopefully I can convince her to tell me more sometime, that is if she ever comes back from her extended vacation.