Arkansas, You are Beautiful

Here are some photos I took during an October road trip to Arkansas. The drive led straight through the part of Missouri where the Unquiet books take place. For those of you unfamiliar with the Ozark Mountain region, here’s a good taste. Every morning our mountaintop cabin was surround by fog … and unquiet creatures returning to their hiding places.

LitBuzz Review of UNBROKEN

Thanks to Tanya at LitBuzz for such a wonderful review of UNBROKEN.

… a totally original supernatural thriller that is as fascinating as it is engrossing …

… sweeping in magnitude … intimately touching …

… new twists in the plot that will keep you on the edge of your seat as you wonder where this will all end …

… such raw but real characters whose struggles and emotions are almost tangible …

… the Unquiet Series is so well done and captivating that I could not put it down and am eagerly waiting for the next book to be published.

Click over to LitBuzz to read the full review!

UNBROKEN is Here


UNBROKEN release day is here!

Sample or buy now: ebook | paperback

The Unquiet Series is an urban fantasy trilogy with a wholesome small-town hero, a mysterious anti-heroine, and a world of unquiet spirits, razor-toothed demons, and thunderbirds.

UNBROKEN is book two in the series, so if you’re new to this series you must read UNQUIET first!

Get the ebook version of UNBROKEN now for a release price of only $3.99!

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Mutual enemies. Opposite worlds. She fled to keep him safe. He won’t stop until he finds her.

Waapikoona’s journey home was supposed to be a respite from the chaos that tore her from her path in Missouri. Bad news and new grief cut the warm welcome short. Even armed with the perfect clue to find her sister’s abuser, the danger she faces is all too … real.

Mick feels like the most unqualified of heroes. Too much to do brings too many mistakes and distracts him from his hunt for Waapikoona. When an unexpected guest arrives in his woods, urgency electrifies his search. It’s no longer just his life that depends on finding Waapikoona.

The creatures of the underworld are multiplying. Growing bolder. And now threatening more than just Mick. He can’t solve anything without Waapikoona, but someone else has found her first—someone who wants her dead. She’s been raised from her grave once. Twice would be a miracle.

UNBROKEN Arrives September 29, Pre-order Now


Release day for UNBROKEN is September 29!

UNBROKEN is the second book in an exciting new urban fantasy series. If you’re new to this series, you need to start with UNQUIET. If you’re ready for book two, pre-order today and it will be delivered to your device on release day.

Finalizing all the pieces of this book happened so fast I can hardly believe it’s finished.

Fun fact: the paperbacks of UNQUIET and UNBROKEN both have 346 pages. I’m not sure how that happened, but it must be proof that this book is perfect. :)

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UNBROKEN Update – Formatting Begins

I have the first pass of formatting in my inbox and hope to review the whole file this weekend. Timing is good because it gives me an excuse to rest sore muscles from a trip to some Missouri shut-ins. The weather was perfect. Temperature in the low 80s, low humidity, bright hot sun and blue sky with big clouds offering random shade. The lack of bugs was great too, but also a bit … strange. Where did all the bugs go?

Progress of UNBROKEN
First draft: Complete (96,294 words)
My revisions: Complete (97,025 words)
First editor: Complete
Second editor: Complete
Formatting: In progress
Final proofread: Not started
Cover art: Ebook cover complete

UNBROKEN – Coming Soon

Mutual enemies. Opposite worlds. She fled to keep him safe. He won’t stop until he finds her.

Waapikoona’s journey home was supposed to be a respite from the chaos that tore her from her path in Missouri. Bad news and new grief cut the warm welcome short. Even armed with the perfect clue to find her sister’s abuser, the danger she faces is all too … real.

Mick feels like the most unqualified of heroes. Too much to do brings too many mistakes and distracts him from his hunt for Waapikoona. When an unexpected guest arrives in his woods, urgency electrifies his search. It’s no longer just his life that depends on finding Waapikoona.

The creatures of the underworld are multiplying. Growing bolder. And now threatening more than just Mick. He can’t solve anything without Waapikoona, but someone else has found her first—someone who wants her dead. She’s been raised from her grave once. Twice would be a miracle.

UNBROKEN Update – First Draft Finished!

UNBROKEN is finally down on paper (the digital kind). It’s not perfect, but the whole story is built. I just need to fix and polish, and rework a couple big scenes because right after I wrote them I was too traumatized to go back over them the next day like I normally do.

Earlier today I got about a paragraph from the end and hit a wall. So I took a break and vacuumed the house and in the midst of that the end came to me. Vaccumming to cure writer’s block FTW. My revisions start tomorrow.

Progress of UNBROKEN
First draft: Complete! (96,294 words)
My revisions: In progress
Editing: Not started
Proofreading: Not started
Formatting: Not started
Final proofread: Not started
Cover art: First draft is here! Second draft in progress.