Author Copies!

An Island of Light Author Copies Have Arrived!

Greetings!  This week, one of the great events of this author’s career occurred.  It doesn’t happen often for most novelists.  All the months and years …

… of hard work and dedication that go into a novel — including, but not limited to, long periods of research, reading, studying, planning, plotting, designing graphics, and writing, then editing, and editing, and editing, and more editing — finally comes to fruition.  Along with all the work also comes a severe lack of sleep, great anxiety, tension, fear, worry, (migraines) and enormous mounds of self-doubt.  But eventually, a package arrives at the door and an instant later there’s a tangible copy of said work in one’s hands.

It’s an unimaginable feeling.

It’s glorious.


The realization of all the agony and long nights/days/months/years, finally in a hardcopy that I can hold in my hands and see on a bookshelf.

It’s remarkable.

But it’s also a sign that this particular book’s journey has only just begun.  Now the promotion really ramps up.  I hope you’ve noticed!  It’s the people who support me, buy the books, read the books, and review the books, that allows me to keep writing.  I never take that for granted, and there is so much more to come.  Thank you for being on the journey with me.  THANK YOU for reading my books.  Thank you for investing hours of your time diving into what are really escapist adventures meant to take readers to another time and place, where maybe they can forget about their current troubles and just enjoy an adventure with twists and turns and a powerful emotional journey.  Yes, my books all say something.  There’s a point to them, a message I am sending, with strong themes and my thoughts and opinions on certain topics, and maybe a prediction of things to come.

But really, they’re thrillers designed to thrill, plain and simple. 

I especially want to thank the amazing team at Fitzhenry & Whiteside for acquiring and publishing this series!  We did it!  Now … on to the next one!

My oldest daughter snapped this photo, and I’d like to share it with you.  I hope you might purchase a copy of An Island of Light and help support my continued journey.  Thank you!


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THE WAR BENEATH:  FIRST PLACE 2018 GLOBAL THRILLER Action / Adventure Category Winner, 2019 Silver Falchion Award Finalist, 2018 CLUE Award Semi-Finalist, & 2019 CYGNUS Award Shortlister

THE SAVAGE DEEPS:  FIRST PLACE 2020 CYGNUS Award Winner, 2019 GLOBAL THRILLER Awards Finalist, 2019 CLUE Award Shortlister


“If you’re looking for a techno-thriller combining Ian Fleming, Tom Clancy and John Le Carré, The War Beneath will satisfy … a ripping good yarn, a genuine page-turner.” — Amazing Stories
“One very riveting, intelligent read!” — Readers’ Favorite
“If you like novels like The Hunt for Red October and Red Storm Rising,
you will certainly enjoy The War Beneath.” — A Thrill A Week
“If you’re here for thrills, the book will deliver.” — The Cambridge Geek
“… an engaging world that is highly believable …” — The Future Fire
“This is a tense, gripping science fiction/thriller of which Tom Clancy might well be proud . . . When I say it is gripping, that is the simple truth.” — Ardath Mayhar
“… a thrill ride from beginning to end …” — SFcrowsnest
“… if you like Clancy and le Carré with a hint of Forsyth thrown in,
you’ll love The War Beneath.” — Colonel Jonathan P. Brazee (RET),
2017 Nebula Award & 2018 Dragon Award Finalist
“Fast-paced, good old-fashioned Cold War espionage … a great escape!” — The Minerva Reader

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