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I write and live with my beautiful wife, Sandra, and sons (Solstice, Finnegan and Brahms) in a little-big house on a dirt road in a valley in the hills. My secret identity struggles through the grind of teaching high school English to the denizens of Vermont's Northeast Kingdom.

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Dark Doorways on Kindle for free!

Act quickly, this is only available for free download until Midnight Jan 1st. 2012. The Best of Post-Mortem Press anthology, has Ketchum, Maberry, and many others (including one by me!). Go to the following link, and let me know what you thought of: "The Reservoir".


Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Test of a Prince giveaway at Goodreads.com

If you are feeling lucky, go to the following link to try your hand at winning one of two free copies of my first published novel, Test of a Prince:


If you are not feeling lucky, but feel like reading some great fantasy, head over to Amazon.com, where you can order a copy for a much reduced price!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

A novel experience!

Merry Christmas, everyone! Yesterday, I had a novel experience (every pun intended). My beautiful wife and I went to Littleton, NH (just across the Connecticut River) to do some last minute shopping yesterday. When we went into the Village Book Store, I found two copies of my first novel on the shelf. It was really something. It is a place I frequented as a child, and to see my books there really was a magical moment. As I signed the books, a nice young woman who had gone to school with my brother, Trace, approached and talked to me about the book and my lovely acting brother. I couldn't have had a better Christmas present!

They say you reap what you sow. Little would I know that the seed of a story that was planted when I was dating my wife in 1998 be harvested at Christmas time in 2011. I guess good times do come to those that wait (and work!).

So, I hope you and yours are doing well, and that good will follows you throughout your days.


Thursday, December 22, 2011

Review of The Shattergrave Knights

If you have a kindle, The Shattergrave Knights, by David M. Haendler, is a real fantasy triumph. It is about twin brother and sister who find out that they are heir to a very dark and mystical legacy. The only problem is that they live in a religious dystopia where "witchfinder's" prowl the realm. I have to say that I was really intrigued by this story. The takes on the last dragon, goblins (they pick their nose for good reason!) and magic are really original and wonderful. The plot was fun and it read quickly. The only reason I wouldn't give it five stars, because in the end, I wanted more. There are so many things to capitalize in this fantastic place. I understand a first time writer's hesitation to get bogged down in the details, but hopefully, Mr. Haendler will be as inspired to write more of this story as I am to read them.

This is 99 cents on Amazon right now. It is worth much more. If you don't have a kindle yet, I can't think of a better reason to get one.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Test of a Prince is on Amazon!

You can purchase a thrilling read about gruff heroes beset by ancient evil by going to Amazon. com. I'll post the link to the right.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Test of a Prince

My dark fantasy epic begins with: Test of a Prince.

From the back cover: "After Ragnarok, the realm of Jotunheim suffers under a terrible curse. Out of the darkness, a prince wearing the face of a demon gathers a handful of old and troubled heroes: a one handed fisherman, a drug addled swordsman, an embittered holy man and a cross-dressing satyr. In the hope of salvation and with the help of some diminuative Mindans and a young woman, the heroes embark on the darkest of quests. Test of a Prince is the first volume in a dark fantasy epic about a land increasingly filled with those that can no longer be ranked among the file of men."

The book is available now on CreateSpace at: http://www.createspace.com/3689914

The book will also be available on Amazon.com in the next week. I will update when it is. It should be available for the Kindle and the Nook soon.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

I have the proof!

Double-entendre intended! I just recieved the proof of my first published novel, Test of a Prince! It is proof that all my hard work is starting to show real results. In fact, the book is beautiful beyond my preconceptions. The cover art by Deedee Davies is wonderful, and the whole thing is just... fantastic. This dark fantasy epic, I have on good account, is accesible and enjoyable to even the non-fantasy reader. So, it will be with great pleasure in a short while when I unveil the cover and post the links to where the work can be purchased (in beautiful print or in wonderful e-book format).

I want to thank my wonderful wife for being there and being just as excited as me when I opened it and read the new prologue to her for the first time.

Life is good.


Sunday, December 4, 2011

So Long, and Thanks for all the Brains!

I have two stories in this terrific zombie anthology. Check it out! There's plenty of brains to go around!