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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

What happens when an author starts his own business?


...hence my lack of posting

Starting a business from scratch is a rather time-consuming endeavor.  It's got nothing to do with me, the author (other than my unexplained absence and a dramatic decrease in writing time) but I certainly owe it to my readers an explanation.

So moving forward I will work hard to stay up to date. If you're interested in learning about what I've been up to, click on the cool logo below. If not, stay tuned!

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Offering my books, Exiled and Tristis Manor for free

As part of my Kickstarter campaign celebration, I am offering my previously published works, Exiled and Tristis Manor for FREE on Amazon Starting Thursday March 5th through Monday March 9th.

The link to Exiled is HERE
The link to Tristis Manor is HERE

Both will be available in their digital format for FREE during this time.

Booth books are Young Adult Fantasy novels and part of The Never Chronicles series.  Tristis Manor is a novella based on one of the characters from Exiled and is a darker story about how a child deals with jealousy, abuse and the aftermath of trauma. Tristis Manor may not be appropriate for younger readers without parental oversight.

Exiled Synopsis: 

Stripped of his powers and banished to The Never, James must save himself before he can save his fellow sorcerers from imminent demise. Prophesied by the greatest of all seers to be the sorcerer who would bring an end to the Epoch Terminus—the destruction of his kind—James grew up developing his powers under the watchful eye of his mentor, Akil Karanis. James’s insular world is shattered when he is found guilty of murdering Akil and exiled to The Never, a mysterious and dangerous place reserved for the worst of the worst, a land from which no one returns. Powerless and alone, James quickly learns that the land itself poses a greater threat than its inhabitants. If he is to have any chance of returning to his family, any chance of proving his innocence, any chance of saving his kind, he must survive the dangers and temptations meant to ensnare both body and mind in order to discover what no one else has been able to discover—a way home.

Tristis Manor Synopsis

Margaret lives in a constant state of fear. Fear of her mother, whose constant state of anger and unwillingness to speak of Margaret's past have long since pushed Margaret away. Fear of disappointing her father should he ever discover the events of that day. Most of all, Margaret lives in fear of her abuser's return. Margaret turns to self-harm to cope with her pain and fear. Only when her self-inflicted injuries bring her near death does she realize she has the power and the support from an unlikely place to stand up to her fears and believe in herself again. Tristis Manor is a novella from The Never Chronicles, an epic fantasy series.

Please take the time to check out my Kickstarter campaign if you haven't already.  You can pick up an ADVANCED digital copy of Evasion, book 2 in the series for just $1.00.  Click HERE to check it out.

Finally, if you are unable to contribute to my Kickstarter campaign, please consider sharing it with your friends.  I have pasted 9 easy ways to share below.

  1. Tweet about it by clicking HERE
  2. Share it on your Facebook page by clicking HERE (my Facebook page) then click 'share'
  3. Forward this email to anyone who may be interested in supporting an author trying to break in to this crazy industry.
  4. Follow and share my blog by clicking HERE
  5. Share it on Google + by clicking HERE (my Google + page) then click the arrow at the bottom of the post
  6. Follow and share my campaign via Instagram by clicking HERE and 'like' my Kickstarter updates
  7. Follow me on Tumblr and share my Kickstarter updates by clicking HERE
  8. Share my YouTube video about the project by copying and pasting this link http://youtu.be/SHTvmGGrrxI
  9. Finally, share my Kickstarter project page link by copying and pasting this link http://kck.st/1aAVAt9

Thank you all for your support.  I love writing. There is nothing like the feeling of speaking with someone who is as excited about my story as I am. If I can provide a much needed escape or perhaps change someones perspective about the world around them, I count that as a major success.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

The Launch of Evasion, a YA fantasy novel Kickstarter project is officially live

We are live!

My Kickstarter project has gone live.  CLICK HERE to visit the project page.

Some great reasons to support my project:

  • You love me (why else would you be on my blog)
  • You love supporting great authors trying to break in to this crazy industry.
  • You've read, and loved my books (or even liked/tolerated ha ha)
  • There are some awesome rewards...such as
  • An Advanced digital copy of Evasion for only $1.00
  • Tickets to the launch party at Wizard World Comic Con Philly

You can also check out my project video below.

Just as important as visiting my page is not keeping me a secret.  If you do enjoy my work, please share this blog or the link to my Kickstarter page (below) or


Tweet: Support your local author! Visit the @Kickstarter project for Evasion, The Never Chronicles #2. http://ctt.ec/ddBdO+ #booklaunch #read #books 

Friday, February 27, 2015

Kickstarter project, The Launch of Evasion, a YA Fantasy Novel begins tomorrow

If you follow my blog closely, this post may sound familiar.  Indeed I did launch the project on February 15th but chose to cancel because I wanted to make some modifications and Kickstarter would not allow those modifications to be made while the project was live.

So, the re-launch cometh...

On Saturday, February 28th at 8am my project will go live.

I will post a link to the live project at that time.

Here is the link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/theneverchronicles/the-launch-of-evasion-a-ya-fantasy-novel

Please share and show your support (I would really, really appreciate it.)

Throughout the course of the campaign I will be offering my other publications at discounts (possibly free). Stay tuned.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

The Kickstarter project for Evasion has officially launched.

Notice: The official launch of my Kickstarter project has been rescheduled to Feb 28 8am EST

At 8:00 you will be able to visit my project page HERE

If you don't know anything about Kickstarter, along with supporting great projects, there are great rewards to be had depending on your level of support.  I've listed a few from my project below.

Many great things will come from the successful funding of this project. Hardcover copies of all of my published works, distribution to thousands of bookstores, a once in a lifetime launch party at Comic Con Philly but the greatest thing will be your vote of confidence coupled with the ability to get out and talk to readers and hopefully provide inspiration.   Being exposed to my work and my enthusiasm about writing could have a profound impact on a reader's life -and isn't that what life is really about? Making a difference?


  • One advanced digital copy of Evasion GREAT VALUE at $1.00!

  • One digital copy of Exiled
  • One digital copy of Tristis Manor
  • One advanced digital copy of Evasion

  • One ADVANCED SIGNED copy of Evasion (softcover)

  • One Advanced Signed copy of Evasion (hardcover)

  • Signed hardcovers of Exiled, Evasion and Tristis Manor

  • One digital copy of Exiled
  • One digital copy of Tristis Manor
  • One advanced digital copy of Evasion
  • signed hardcovers of Exiled, Evasion and Tristis Manor

  • Tickets to the exclusive launch party at Wizard World Comic Con Philly where you will meet and hang out with the author and receive signed hardcover copies of Evasion, Exiled and Tristis Manor Plus tickets to the post launch reception across the street in the Four Points Sheraton Penthouse Ballroom.