Saturday, September 3, 2016

Hell is Empty

After a long delay, work has begun on putting together the next book in the Cassie Reynold Psychic Thriller series. The tentative title, right now, is Hell is Empty, which has a nice ring to it.
As in most of the books, I have very little idea of where it's going. I'll have to dig it up along the way and I'm hoping the characters will lead me to where it's supposed to go. Yes, there's some planning, but not a lot.
If you're interested, you can find Book 1, Origins, free on Amazon and Barnes and Noble and Ibooks. The rest are available on Amazon, free with Kindle Unlimited.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Photoshop efforts

It's a long process but I'm learning photoshop. Anyone have any tips?

Friday, June 24, 2016

Amazon Giveaway

Two features for followers today.

Origins is on Amazon Giveaway today. You can find it here:

Jimmy Funtime is also on here

Remember these are short term so take a chance today.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Jimmy Funtime: Paranormal Thriller or Pure Horror?

 With the release of Jimmy Funtime, I find myself asking the question of whether this is a Paranormal Thriller or simply Horror. The book features a psychic, which could make it paranormal. It also features one heck of a scary murderer, a guy so warped he scared me while I was writing him. It also scared the people around me, who started looking at me funny.

Creative Control

I have little of it. People are often surprised when I tell them that. I rarely plan out further than a chapter, and let events move where they will, driven more by the character than anything else. In the case of Jimmy Funtime, the villain kept moving into darker and darker areas and I just rolled with it. I considered scaling things back, but felt that was dishonest. If a guy is warped, he's warped.


Some people obviously liked it. The book has only a few review but they've been, for the most part, generous, and I appreciate that.

What's Ahead?

I'm 10,000 words into the next one. We'll see where that goes. In the meantime, check out my author page for the complete list of Cassie Reynold Psychic Thrillers.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Get Artist for 99 cents on Sunday

A quick note out to anyone interested in a good deal. The 3rd book in the Cassie Reynold Psychic Thriller Series, "Artist" will be on sale on Sunday May 8th, for 99 cents. In this one, Cassie takes on her first serial killer and meets Kurt Dupond.

Power Savings only for followers: ALL books in the series will be on sale for 99 cents through Sunday night

Artist is here.

My Author Page, where you'll find all my books for 99 cents.

Thanks for reading. Last month was my best ever.


Sunday, April 3, 2016

Upcoming Promotions

 Here are some upcoming promotions on my books.

On April 10th, my new release Jimmy Funtime, will be featured on Free Kindle Books and Tips for .99 cents. But, if you read this blog, and you're interested in committing to posting a review, you can get a free review copy here at Reading Deals.

On May 8th, the 3rd book in the series, Artist, will be available for .99 cents on Kindle Nation Daily, and an accompanying email blast from
For the entire month of May, Origins will be on sale for 99 cents

Saturday, April 2, 2016

A Classroom Visit/Beta Reader

 I recently had the pleasure of speaking to a group of students about writing. You'll have to forgive my pleasure in this. It was the first time I've ever done anything like that.

 I went into it with a few goals. I wanted to shock them, give them something gory to sink their teeth into, in the hopes of eliciting some kind of reaction. So, I picked one of my short stories, Revenge and Redemption, which appears in Horror Murder Life War, my collection of short stories. I chose that story because it's my first short story, and it's rough and unpolished and showcases enough shortcomings to give me some talking points.

The kids were awesome. They picked up on a lot of the shortcomings, but to my surprise, they uncovered some things even I hadn't considered, and I wrote the damn thing. I was able to get them talking and the whole thing was way too short.

My main goal was to get across the critical thinking that goes into writing anything, including the value of time and rewriting and especially the work that goes into it. If you believe writing is easy, God Bless You, you've been given a gift I haven't. Anyway, the whole experience was great and it highlighted the need for beta readers. I've got a few but probably not enough. If you're interetsed in becoming one, drop me a line.

Jimmy Funtime

It took a while but the release of Jimmy Funtime, the fourth book revolving around psychic Cassie Reynold, is finally available on Amazon. You can check out the book page here. Cassie is making her way in the world, though the going gets rough.

Cassie is not much different than any of us in that respect. She has to grow up, get a job, and weave her way through the confusing world of adult relationships. That's not easy for anyone but it may be even more difficult when you're constantly facing some type of evil. Well, back to Jimmy Funtime.

Cassie, of course, is now deeply involved with Homicide Detective Kurt Dupond (who is aching for his own series) and like all of us in a relationship, learning new things all the time. In this case, Cassie discovers a case that haunts Dupond because it remains unsolved. Or maybe because it's the murder of a young girl just beginning her life, something that would change anyone.

Knowing Cassie, she won't be able to keep her nose out of it, and as always, things are going to get complicated quickly.

She sees things others don’t. When an unsolved murder touches off the hunt for a serial killer, Cassie Reynold takes it upon herself to set things right. The case may be cold, but for Cassie the vision is fresh. As for Jimmy, he just wants to have some bloody fun.