Imminent Cover Reveal


Welcome to a new blog post, a new week, and a new opportunity to achieve the goals you set out for yourself! Today’s post has some awesome content, so let’s get right to it…

The Faces of the War Collection

Imminent, the third book in my WWII historical fiction collection, has been the longest in the making between the three books. This writing experience has proven to be different than the last, just as that was different than its predecessor. Writing, for me, has been quite an exciting journey, and I’m glad it has brought me to this point – where I can release yet another piece of my inner creativity and passion. So without further ado, here is the cover:


After a handful of revised versions, this is the cover I landed on. Before I explain parts of it, I’ll give you the story’s synopsis:

“Hans, a captain in the German army, finds himself questioning his beliefs and perception of the Nazi Party and its agenda for the army in the middle of the war. As he and his men face the overwhelming tide of the Allied advance, will he hold true to his roots and effectively order his men to their deaths, or will he choose a more dangerous road, the destination of which is unknown?”

As with previous covers in this collection, the layout and feel is the same. I wanted to go for a gritty, familiar look, yet showcase the type of character we’ll get to know in the story and something of a glimpse into what that story might hold.

This story was fun yet a little challenging to write. I did quite a bit of research behind what the plot came to involve, and tried to develop the main character in a unique yet familiar way, in some form congruent with my first two MCs. This story is a bit of a different look into themes and motifs many of  us know and understand, and as always I hope to bring some degree of education to the table for any and all readers.

So, you’re probably wondering, “Now that we’ve seen the cover, what about the release details?” To which I say, “Read on…”

Imminent will be released January 8, 2016. A pre-order has begun on Amazon, which means you can purchase the book now and have it automatically delivered on the release date! On your Kindle (or through your computer to set it up for your Kindle), all you have to do is go to the Amazon sales page and make the purchase accordingly. The price is $2.99. The pre-order is only for the Kindle version of the book. The print version will release on or around the same date, depending on how quickly it gets processed by Createspace once I make the final submission.

While you’re at it, I encourage you to check out my social media pages, my YouTube channel, and my website in general – especially if you aren’t familiar with my previous work. Also, I’d love to connect through my mailing list, so joining that would be much appreciated too. I’ll send you a newsletter once a month beginning in January, detailing my projects and how my writing life is going. There are also other tidbits and fun facts included as well.

In addition to the release of Imminent, there are a few other bits of news…

The Kindle prices for my previous two books in this collection are GOING DOWN!

Resistant is going from $4.99 to $0.99 and Unguarded is going from $4.99 to $3.99 (if they haven’t already). If you haven’t picked these ebooks up yet, now is the time to get them!

Oh wait, I almost forgot…I’m running a promotion for both books in the lead up to Imminent‘s release! Here’s what’s goin’ on:

Two weeks from now, on December 28, Resistant will be FREE on the Kindle. This promotion will last from the 28th until January 2.

Then from January 3-7, Unguarded will go through a Kindle Countdown Deal. This basically means that it starts off at a low sales point, then gradually increases over the period of the promotion, until it reaches its normal list price on the final day. So, act fast and pick my books up while they’re discounted. You can’t beat it!

So if you’re doing the math through all of this, here’s what you could get all three books for: Resistant for FREE, Unguarded for $0.99, and Imminent for $2.99, totaling $3.98. Three books for $4 sounds pretty good to me!

So if you get Amazon gift cards for Christmas, or you’re looking for some new books to populate your Kindle, I have the perfect solution for you. And if you do purchase my books, I welcome ratings and reviews on Amazon from my readers. They act as a good method of connection and communication – I want to know what you, my readers, think of the work I create, and how I can improve my craft. I value your commitment to my books, and your opinion of them.

I think this has turned out to be quite the lengthy post, so I’ll go ahead and wrap it up. As always, I thank you for reading my blog and for supporting me in my passion, whether this is your first read or your 100th. I hope to see the same support next month when Imminent hits the shelves, both digital and physical!

Until next time,


Back to the Grind


The material for “Unguarded” (Book Two) is developing nicely. After a weekend of rest and relaxation, it feels great getting back to work on my writing projects! If you’re an author and tend not to take breaks from your work, I strongly encourage you to give it a try. I understand the demands of deadlines and whatnot, but giving your mind a break from the constant flow of ideas and pressures of work will actually help make your project a better story!

There is so much I want to tell you regarding my next book, but I must keep it to myself for now. I am very excited to see where this next book takes me, and to see what more I will learn in the process.

That’s something else that you must do as a writer: be open and willing to learn along the way. It is very much a part of our nature as people to think we can handle a lot of what goes into creating something without being open to learning about what it is we’re creating! Writing is a very dynamic art. Words are written, thoughts change, and thus words are changed. This is a recurring process, and it should be. The first draft of a story shouldn’t be it’s final draft.


Part of that process of changing words, thoughts, sections of the text, and so on is being open to new ideas and creativity. In my case, I have a history degree but that in no way means that I’ll know every fact and figure that I want to use in my book. I check and cross-check my information as I write. And that’s just content.

By “be open and learn along the way” I also mean that it is important for an author to understand how her/his industry works and where she/he belongs in it. Trying to navigate one’s way alone through the world of publishing, especially self-publishing, can be a daunting and almost impossible task. My advice? Ask questions.


I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, “The only stupid question is one that is not asked,” which mostly comes from the classroom, stemming from students’ fear of being embarrassed by asking something they believe ALL the other students know. Well, whether all the other authors in the world know the answer to a question brewing in your mind, it is still vital that you ask it. Whether you’re querying a friend, a publisher, or even another author…ASK your question.

That is all I have for write now (you see what I did there). I felt like having a more “stream of consciousness” kind of blog today rather than something more systematic. I hope you found something in it that you can apply to your own work, even if you’re not an author.

If you haven’t already, please check out my 4-star debut book, “Resistant,” which can be found on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, WaveCloud, the Apple iBookstore, and Google Play. And if you do decide to purchase it, I ask that you please review and/or rate it after you’ve finished. Those reviews and ratings really help me out!

Until next time,