Sunday, March 15, 2020

Last Stand at Beaver Creek

My short story Last Stand at Beaver Creek was recently published on the Rope and Wire website. You can read it by following the link below.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

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Good morning from Alaska my friends,

My publisher is offering special incentives to buy the first book of Nor Things to Come: A Trilogy of the American West. Please follow the link below and let me know what you think.



In 1860 a Scottish lass protects her younger sister from a savage beast on the windswept highlands above Pentland Firth. An Iowa farm boy discovers a dark secret on the gory battlegrounds of Shiloh in 1862. Two years later a Colonel of the Taiping Army retreats in shame after the bloody fall of Nanjing. Born of an English father and a Sioux mother, a U.S. Cavalry Scout fights for his life on the unforgiving plains of western Kansas in 1867. During autumn of the same year, a Russian fur trapper sails from Sitka, Alaska on an American ship bound for San Francisco in a farcical quest for gold. Two years later an enigmatic law student calmly departs Budapest after the brutal murder of a corrupt policeman. In Salt Lake City during the spring of 1871, a young woman a few months shy of fifteen gallops away from her wedding reception to escape an arranged marriage. And after the dawn of the twentieth century, the winsome Muireall Anne Ravenscroft—inspired by the tragic intertwining of these seven lives—will write her definitive history of the American West. But this is only a prelude to the magnificent epic that awaits you….

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

The Perilous Journey Begins, the first book of Nor Things to Come: A Trilogy of the American West

In 1860 a Scottish lass protects her younger sister from a savage beast on the windswept highlands above Pentland Firth. An Iowa farm boy discovers a dark secret on the gory battlegrounds of Shiloh in 1862. Two years later a Colonel of the Taiping Army retreats in shame after the bloody fall of Nanjing. Born of an English father and a Sioux mother, a U.S. Cavalry Scout fights for his life on the unforgiving plains of western Kansas in 1867. During autumn of the same year, a Russian fur trapper sails from Sitka, Alaska on an American ship bound for San Francisco in a farcical quest for gold. Two years later an enigmatic law student calmly departs Budapest after the brutal murder of a corrupt policeman. In Salt Lake City during the spring of 1871, a young woman a few months shy of fifteen gallops away from her wedding reception to escape an arranged marriage. And after the dawn of the twentieth century, the winsome Muireall Anne Ravenscroft—inspired by the tragic intertwining of these seven lives—will write her definitive history of the American West. But this is only a prelude to the magnificent epic that awaits you….


Saturday, August 17, 2019

HEART OF ABIGAIL: A LYRIC NOVELLA OF JUNEAU, DOUGLAS AND TREADWELL

Weaving spellbinding fiction into meticulously-researched history, Heart of Abigail tells the harrowing story of bonnie Abigail Sinclair, a young nurse who travels from Edinburgh, Scotland to Alaska in 1899 to work at the St. Ann’s Hospital in Douglas during the height of the great gold mines of Treadwell, 700 Foot, Mexican, and Ready Bullion. Against a backdrop of authentic history, Abigail experiences her first true love, perilous danger, malignant retribution, and ultimate redemption as she confronts the deepest feelings of her own heart. Richly illustrated throughout with historic photographs relevant to the story, Heart of Abigail will imbue the reader with clear and intimate knowledge of the mining history of Juneau, Douglas, and Treadwell within the transparent fabric of a masterful fictional story.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

TOIL UNDER THE SUN: A NOVEL

Toil Under the Sun is a powerful novel of an adopted boy’s growth into manhood as a U.S. Marine during the “Forgotten War” in Korea.  It is an intricately crafted account of friendship and betrayal…fear and courage…shame and atonement…which in exquisitely written prose explores the hidden rage and abnegation of an adopted child.  Many of the great themes of literature and of life are woven into this masterful story: love, honor, respect, courage, guilt, fear, faith, and redemption. And most importantly, the story is guided throughout by the fundamental belief that our lives have meaning far beyond our daily toil under the sun.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Best Opening Lines from Contemporary Authors

Although this was posted in February 2018, I just now discovered it. To my astonishment, the opening line to The Perilous Journey Begins (the first book of Nor Things to Come: A Trilogy of the American West) made the list. Here is the link to the website: