Sunday, October 26, 2014

A BIG shout out to the First United Methodist Church in Marriott-Slaterville!

What a delightful book singing!
Us authors were catered to and pampered by the event managers.
This was without a doubt the best book signing all year as far as meeting and making new fans.

I was privileged to sit with award winning authors Joy Spraycar, Kristin Holt,
Annie Whittaker, Kelli Ann Morgan and Jodee Steffensen.

The turnout was steady both days and when it wasn't, I was surrounded by the best company.
What's better than that?

And I won a beautiful handmade wreath in the silent auction, 
thanks to my new fan you see me sitting with.
Yay me!!!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Books - Books - Books!

Book Signing at the church
How fun!
Come meet 8 Best Selling Authors
Alex, Mark, Zack and Harley will be there too!

Where: The First United Methodist Craft bazaar
1339 West 400 North
Marriott-Slaterville, Utah

When: This Friday and Saturday
October 24th: 1-7pm
October 25th: 9am-4pm

Come join the party!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

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Then join the blog tour for Connor!
Monday through Friday
November 11th through 14th

You will receive a free ARC for joining

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Remember when it all started?

Remember when Alex Stewart, mad at the world and himself, stormed away from his fledgling business in Alexandria, Virginia, and fled to the anonymity of his cabin in the Pacific Northwest?
He thought he was taking a vacation from all of his troubles.
He thought he'd never have to deal with love and heartbreak again,
because, damn it! He'd had enough!

Turns out he was wrong....

Click on the picture.
Find out how his business of covert operators, The TEAM, began.
Find out why he hated success.
Find out how he finally remembered who he really was.
ALEX, Book 1
In the Company of Snipers

Monday, October 13, 2014

Contest is closed - Author signed copy of Connor, Book #5

The contest is closed. Congratulations Janett Gomez!

I recently changed my profile picture of Facebook:

It depicts a young man in uniform behind marble columns (see below).

The first person who can tell me where the picture was taken will win an author signed copy of Connor, Book #5, In the Company of Snipers, as soon as it it released (early November).

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Middle East Conflicts Wall Memorial

Wow. I did not expect to be so profoundly moved when I visited this wall.
It's been on my bucket list since I found out it existed,
But to be standing in front of the names of men and women who sacrificed all....
Well, I could not hold back my tears. I didn't want to.
Not when I reverently took etchings of names of heroes like Marc Lee (panel 5A, row 36)
and Adam Brown (panel 5C, Row 35).
Wow. I did not expect to feel so -- humble.

Marseilles is a statement all by itself.
A quaint country town alongside the Illinois River, it declares the spirit of true American.
The American flag waves proudly, as well as a few biker club flags.
Well, good on 'em. 
This wall's existence is due to patriots like the Illinois Motorcycle Freedom Club.
Did you know the city of Chicago was approached to host this heroic tribute?
They turned it down. Weren't interested. But I digress.
The point is that America is alive and well and it's in little out of the way towns like
Marseilles where the flag still means something.
Where Gold Star Families are still honored.

There are 13 panels filled with name after name, 2 more panels mostly blank.
It honors all military members who have died in combat since 1979,
like the Marines lost in Kobar Towers, 
the men lost aboard the USS Cole, and others....

Friends and family leave mementos...
I left my eternal appreciation that good men and women still exist,
that heroes are not the things of myth and fantasy,
that God has blessed America.

Check it out:
You'll be glad you did.