I hope you are staying safe. I’m excited to announce that my 8th book, Mary E. Walker: America’s Only Female Medal of Honor Recipient, is now available through most major book retail stores.
This book is a biography about the life of Dr. Mary Edwards Walker. During the American Civil War, she became the first female contract surgeon to serve in the United States Military, and she became the only lady to ever receive the Medal of Honor (America’s highest military award). After the war, she was a leading advocate for women’s rights and the rights of minorities in America & Europe.
Below is the premise of the book:
“In the history of America, only one woman has ever received the Medal of Honor: Dr. Mary Edwards Walker. However, Mary’s life was more than just a medal. Not only was Mary a leading suffragist, the first female surgeon to serve in the United States Army, and an advocate of women’s dress reform, she was a woman who put the lives of others before hers. She sacrificed her personal happiness, her comforts, and her reputation in order to fight for the ideals she believed in, both during and after her service in the American Civil War. Mary was a nonconformist in every way, refusing to bow down to society’s establishments. When society towered above her, demanding her to surrender, Mary planted herself like a tree and stood her ground. Mary’s life is a testament to the idea of selflessness. Today, many people around the globe stand on her shoulders.
This book is more than a simple biography of Mary’s life. Instead, this book seeks to understand the woman behind the medal. It seeks to discover the core of Mary’s being and the inspirations that turned her into who she was. People may know Dr. Walker. The question is: who was Mary?“
Thank you for your continued support of my writings! Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions.
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!
Below is my post on the Thriller Magazine blog, which you can view HERE, about how to deal with negative reviews. Hope you enjoy!
Negative/unfavorable reviews are a major part of any writer’s journey. Learning to deal with them in the correct way can definitely be the difference between quitting or having the tenacity to keep pushing forward. I recently polled a few authors on how they deal with negative reviews and this is some of the advice I got back: Continue reading “Guest Post on Thriller Magazine Blog” →
A couple of months ago I started an online literary magazine called Thriller Magazine. The magazine’s purpose is to showcase some established voices alongside new talents of the thriller/suspense/mystery genre. I started it because I believe there aren’t enough places that publish new authors, making it hard for newer writers to get there work out there. The first issue was published today (yay!) and the second issue will hopefully be out in December.
Some amazing authors of the thriller genre actually submitted work, which was neat. One of the authors, Andrew Bourelle, has actually co-authored two books with the legendary James Patterson. Another author, Amy Grech, has had over 100 stories published in journals/magazines/anthologies, so it was nice to see that authors of that caliber were taking the time to send in their pieces. There are also 3 or 4 new authors who sent some really great pieces.
If anyone would be interested in reading the first issue just for fun, you can download the full PDF HERE or you can read a sample of the first issue on the magazine’s website (www.thrillermagazine.org).
Hope you enjoy! 🙂
We’re about one month out from the release of my upcoming novel, The Heart of Aleppo: A Story of the Syrian Civil War, and more early reviews are pouring in. I saw a great early review this morning. I am thrilled that that the reviewer connected with the book in the way that I hope all readers will. You can read the full review HERE and cam read more reviews on GOODREADS, but I have added an excerpt from the review below:
Continue reading “5 Star Review for THE HEART OF ALEPPO: A STORY OF THE SYRIAN CIVIL WAR” →
I’m giving away 100 Kindle copies of my bestselling police novel, Ana Rocha: Shadows of Justice, on Goodreads! If you’d like to enter for a chance to win, just click below!
I hope you are doing well! As most of you likely already know, I have a novel releasing on July 27th titled The Heart of Aleppo: A Story of the Syrian Civil War. I’ve been sending out electronic Advanced Review Copies for the past few weeks, and I am still actively looking for a few more advanced reviewers to send the book to. If you would be interested in reading and leaving an honest review of this novel, please feel free to contact me at: email@example.com. Continue reading “Looking for Advanced Reviewers for Novel about Syrian Civil War” →
I hope you are doing well. My bestselling police/crime thriller, Ana Rocha: Shadows of Justice, has continued receiving some stellar reviews. I wanted to share one of my personal favorites. This 5-Star review was published by the “Reading Anonymous” blog. You can read the full review HERE! Below is a short excerpt:
Continue reading “Awesome Review for ANA ROCHA: SHADOWS OF JUSTICE” →
I was given a review copy of a phenomenal book recently, Burning Boats: The Birth of Muslim Spain. My thoughts are below, but you can check out the book on Amazon & Goodreads.
Continue reading “Book Review: Burning Boats – The Birth of Muslim Spain” →
We’re less than two months out from the release of The Heart of Aleppo: A Story of the Syrian Civil War, and more early reviews are coming in. I saw a review today that was written by Lael Bradley. I am thrilled that she connected with the book in the way that I hope all readers will. You can read the full review HERE, but I have added an excerpt from the review below: Continue reading “Great Early Review for THE HEART OF ALEPPO: A STORY OF THE SYRIAN CIVIL WAR” →