I am honored and thrilled to announce that my newest novel, The Heart of Aleppo: A Story of the Syrian Civil War is now AVAILABLE. This story is set in the midst of 2012’s devastating Battle of Aleppo and shows the destruction of the war through the eyes of a 12-year-old protagonist who get separated from his family when the city is attacked.
It was an honor to write this novel. In an over-politicized world, my wish is for this work to humanize those we call “refugees”. Although the protagonist is fictitious, this novel accurately depicts the events that transpired in Aleppo during the summer of 2012. I hope that reading this will lead readers to have a greater understanding of the plight those in Syria face, as well as those in other war torn regions. This book is not about the politics of the Syrian Civil War or any other conflict. Its aim is not to convince readers to support any faction or political party. Instead, this story is about the unbreakable spirit of humanity. It is about how humanity’s strength often burns brightest during the darkest hours.
The book has received some amazing pre-release reviews and you can read some on the Goodreads site. The novel is available as an ebook and in print through Amazon. Thank you for your continued support!
I was lucky enough to catch last night’s premiere showing of Mission Impossible: Fallout! Along with Tom Cruise, this film boasts and amazing cast! This movie is absolutely amazing and well worth seeing in IMAX. You can check out my full spoiler-free review on the Thriller Magazine Blog HERE!
I am excited to announce that my newest novel, Ana Rocha: Shadows of Justice, is now available as an ebook and in print! This is a police/crime novel set in Houston in 1999. It is co-written by my good friend, Glenda, who has over 20 years of experience in law enforcement around the Greater Houston Area, including experience as a narcotics investigator and special investigative unit agent. The novel follows a young Hispanic woman (Ana Rocha) as she begins her career as a narcotics investigator and soon faces off against some of Houston’s biggest criminals. Although a work of fiction, the novel is inspired by some of Glenda’s cases. You can read more about the book HERE!
I hope you are doing well. I recently published one of my poems on YouTube this past weekend! The name of the poem is “A Nomad’s Muse”. It is about The Syrian Civil war from the perspective of a refugee (it was published in India last December). So far, it’s received some great feedback. Please feel free to give it a listen and let me know how you like it!
I’m thrilled to announce that the EBOOK version for my next novel, Ana Rocha: Shadows of Justice is now available for Pre-Order! You can check it out HERE! The PRINT version will go live on February 24th God-Willingly!
This police/crime novel is one of the funnest projects I’ve ever written! Set in Houston in 1999, it follows a young undercover narcotics officer as she takes on some of Houston’g biggest criminals. It’s co-written by a former undercover narcotics officer, which gives it an extra layer of authenticity. It was a blast to write this book and I hope that readers enjoy reading it as much as we enjoyed creating it!
You can read more details about the book HERE! As always, please feel free to shoot me a message if you have any questions. Thank you!
I was recently invited to write a guest blog post for a writer’s blog! The topic I was asked to discuss was how to cope with rejection letters as a writer. As all published authors know, rejection letters are a big part of the journey of any writer. It is important to view them in the correct way. Otherwise, we risk allowing them to hurt our writing ‘self-image’. You can check out the full post HERE!
The post has already received some great feedback and I’d be honored to hear your thoughts as well! Thank you 🙂
Today I have the pleasure of chatting with Author G. B. Gabbler! Gabbler’s main work is The Automation, which is the first of the Circo del Herrero Series. If you’d like to connect with G. B. Gabbler, you can do so through the following sites:
I’m excited to share my newest podcast interview with you! The name of the podcast that chatted with me is Writers and Authors on Fire (sweet name)!
John (the host) and I had about an hour long discussion talking about many aspects of writing, both the creative and business side. He asked some great questions about my journey as a writer, and asked about some things that have helped and inspired me along the way. You can check it out HERE!
Please feel free to share your thoughts! Thank you 🙂
I am excited to reveal the cover for my next novel, Ana Rocha: Shadows of Justice! This is a police/crime novel set in Houston in 1999. It follows the adventures of an undercover narcotics officer, Ana Rocha, as she takes on some of Houston’s biggest criminals. This novel was co-written by my good friend, Detective Glenda Mendoza. Although the work is purely fictional, Glenda’s law enforcement experiences were the inspiration for much of the story and helped ground it in reality.
The novel is releasing on February 28th, 2018 in both print and as an E-Book! Below is the premise of the novel:
Ana Rocha is a woman on fire. Being talented and from a well-off family, Ana could have become anything. But driven by her sister’s murder, Ana chose the path of an undercover narcotics officer. Ana has made a vow to help clean up the streets of Houston. The journey her duty takes her on forces her to confront her worst nightmares and face the city’s most ruthless criminals. The further she goes down this path, the more the line between her two lives begins to blur. And soon, this journey brings her face-to-face with a monster from her past.
If you would like to check out more info on the book, you can do so HERE! Thank you for your continued support of my writings!
Today I have the pleasure of interviewing upcoming author Shaun Baines! Shaun lives in a damp cottage in Scotland, but comes from the north east of England where his novels are set. He is represented by David Haviland of the Andrew Lownie Literary Agency. His short stories combine dark fantasy with contemporary crime. They can be found online, in magazines and in anthologies, including Eclectic Mix Vol 5 and Metamorphose Vol 3. Woodcutteris his debut novel and will be published by Thistle Publishing in June 2018. He is currently writing the sequel, provisionally titled The Daytons. Both novels are based in the criminal underworld.