T.S. Eliot action hero? The mysterious Eliot Waterstone and his connection to Rand O’Neal

One of my favorite introductory scenes in Alexandria Reborn is when Rand O’Neal meets Eliot Waterstone in The Library. “I want to see you in the light,” the voice said.  “Just there. I want to see who’ve you become or, rather, who you are. The seed of The O’Neal’s.”  As the voice spoke, a figure emergedContinue reading “T.S. Eliot action hero? The mysterious Eliot Waterstone and his connection to Rand O’Neal”

Interconnectivity, symbolism and numerology in Alexandria Rising

Someone asked me the other day about how much symbolism I crammed into ‘Alexandria Rising. Well, the answer is pretty straightforward: As much as I possibly could. Why do this in an action adventure novel? Well, I figured if I was going to write a novel, I might as well have some fun with it.Continue reading “Interconnectivity, symbolism and numerology in Alexandria Rising”

What’s in a name? Meet Kennon

I was unlocking my door on Fifth Floor at Berry College’s Dana Hall in the fall of 1993. I caught a peripheral glance out of the corner of my eye of another student doing the same a few doors down. We met each other’s eyes. Recognition? Shock? Rejoicing. I couldn’t believe it. It was KennonContinue reading “What’s in a name? Meet Kennon”

Independent Author of The Year Finalist

The Independent Author Network announced their 2017 winners today and I am pleased to announce that Alexandria Rising was named a finalist in the Action-Adventure category. As an independent author, these are the types of honors that keep us going against the odds. Big ups to all of y’all for your encouragement, purchases and support.

Meet Winston Worsley…

One of everybody’s favorite new characters in Alexandria Reborn is Winston, the ‘old cowboy’ as he calls himself who hails from west Texas. This is one of my favorite scenes when he first meets Rand and Rand discovers the other side of those who work with The Slendoc Meridian. (And, yes, a spin off bookContinue reading “Meet Winston Worsley…”

The trilogy is complete: Enter Alexandria Redeemed

You followed him across four countries where he discovered humanity’s biggest secret. Now, with the truth of his family revealed and Hope Lightfoot found, Rand O’Neal is looking forward to a life of peace and anonymity. But instead of solace and detachment, a new enemy with a familiar name emerges and he is forced toContinue reading “The trilogy is complete: Enter Alexandria Redeemed”

‘This would make a cool movie’ – P.S. I Love That Book

Thanks to Lithuanian book review site P.S. I Love That Book for the review of Alexandria Reborn!  Reviewer Martyna gave the book four hearts – their version of four stars – and wrote – as many of you have said of both books, “I actually think this would make a cool movie.” One issue raised byContinue reading “‘This would make a cool movie’ – P.S. I Love That Book”

Interview in Blue Mountain Review

Big ups and a major thanks to The Blue Mountain Review for interviewing me in the latest issue of that gorgeous magazine. You can check out the entire issue here which is chock full of prime prose, poetry, interviews and art. As a former journalist, I must say it was different, yet pleasant, being on theContinue reading “Interview in Blue Mountain Review”

Farewell J.P. Donleavy: God have mercy on the wild Ginger Man

The great J.P. Donleavy has died at the ripe old age of 91. I’ve been a Donleavy fan since my senior year in college when I discovered his work while studying in Ireland. Donleavy is the King of The Tragicomedy. “The Ginger Man,” in particular, his first novel exemplifies that concept and the main character,Continue reading “Farewell J.P. Donleavy: God have mercy on the wild Ginger Man”