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New Contract and Many Thanks!

Life keeps moving. You wake up one day and the day brings the completely unexpected. Turmoil turns to opportunity, fear brings joy, and uncertainty remains, well, uncertain.

Yesterday I was greeted with a new book contract – after a very long wait. I must admit, I really needed that news. It reminds me that there are bigger things out there than the daily grind, and it validates that I am, first and foremost, a writer.


When I received word that my first novel, Lazarus Cane, was to be published, what I felt was unlike anything I had experienced in my thirty plus years on this planet. For the first time, I actually felt bigger than myself – if that makes any sense. I knew in that moment that my words were going to be out there, touching the lives of people that I had never met – and probably will never meet.

I know, I am just a fiction writer. My words are that of death and sex and useless violence, but I truly believe that there are no useless words. Fiction, like anything else, spreads knowledge. And even though I am writing about murders and whatnot, I still get to share my life experience and point-of-view in order to keep the story moving.

My Facebook fan page is liked by people from other countries – people that will likely never see the beautiful corner of the world that I live in everyday. But I get to take them there. I get the opportunity to share the sites and smells and native tastes – and that is not something I will ever take lightly. I may never become a James Patterson or Jeff Lindsay, but I get the joy just the same.

Hopefully when my new novel, Michael Faust, hits the shelves in a couple months, it will propel my career, and my life in a new uncertain direction. But at the very least I will be able to entertain people if only for a few precious hours.

Though I write alone, I could never do it alone. Thank you to everyone that has touched my life – both positive and negative – I am forever thankful.






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Michael Faust Back Cover

I hate writing blurbs! I think most authors will agree that Blurbs and Query Letter are the Devil’s punishment for creativity. With that said, here is what I am thinking about for the back cover of my new novel

Scott Cane, the shapeshifting vigilante, finally has it all – a fresh clean mind and body, even though it means living as a woman, Ally Miller. He has a beautiful girlfriend, even though she is one of the agents that have been hunting him for years. In addition, Ally is poised to inherit over a billion dollars. So why can’t he stop hunting and killing? Has living in the minds and bodies of serial killers for so long corrupted him to the point of no return?

Convinced he will stop hunting once he locates the creature known only as ‘Four’, Scott Cane sets his sites on two serial killers. In Atlanta, someone is stalking professional women in parking garages and dumping their bodies in grassy fields on the outskirts of town. And along the lonely stretch of highway, between Macon and Savannah, murders and disappearances have become so frequent the road has been dubbed ‘Georgia’s Dieway.’

The past is coming back to haunt everyone. For Agent Hanson it is a romance long forgotten. For Agent Cynthia Gates it is that night on the basement stairs – hiding from her abusive father. For Cane it is a serial killer, known as the A1A Stalker, which he failed to kill over thirty years ago. Is happiness completely unobtainable, or, like Faust, does one simply have to sell their soul?

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