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So, I published a book.

I have been sitting on this story for a long time. I hope you enjoy it. It means a lot to me. I guess I'd have to be pretty self centered to say a story I wrote is one of the best stories I ever read, but there it is. I have read this story more times than any other and I just don't get tired of it. Hits me right in the feels every damn time.

Rain Shadow

A young girl sits in class and listens to her teacher be wrong. A secret agent argues with his partner about quitting smoking. Not a great way to start the day.

From this inauspicious beginning events rapidly unfold as a threat to the entire world begins to grow in the Midwest. Two secret operatives from a shadowy Agency race to the source of the spreading madness. Two children whose lives have already seen too much terror are caught in the middle of what is to become a battleground for the fate of humanity. One artificial intelligence acts as a guide through it all.

In the end, the makeshift heroes will win, or humanity will fall.

Available on Kindle! Read for free with Kindle Unlimited!

Don't like Kindle? The paperback version is now available!

Read the beginning here: Rain Shadow - A Sample.

This is only the beginning...

Rain Shadow is going to end up being the prologue for a real novel! When it is released, the novella is going to be unpublished, so consider it a limited time offering.

Already read the novella and can't wait to see what happens next? You can read a small preview of the upcoming novel by clicking here.

So, I wrote a story.

This brutal little gem is something I got the idea for instantaneously after reading an article. The entire thing was complete in my mind before I sat down to write it. All it required was polishing.

File Discovered on Laptop in Possession of Suspect

A man picks up a woman at a bar and takes her home for a good time.

It will be a night he will remember for the rest of his life.

All 48 hours of it.

Available on Kindle! Read for free with Kindle Unlimited!

So, I published another book

A prequel to Rain Shadow, this is a story of John Smith getting up to the sorts of things he got up to in the years prior to meeting up with Shelby, Bobby and Jake in the novella above. This story is so short it's not even a novella, but instead a novelette. If you liked Rain Shadow, chances are good you'll like this one, too.

Mirror - A Trilogy Tale

Magic mirror on the wall, who's the deadliest one of all?

Children are vanishing in the middle of the night in the American Midwest. John Smith knows that for the case to have fallen into his lap every logical explanation has already been exhausted and the perpetrator was almost certainly not Human. For anyone else, it might have been the case of a lifetime. For Acquisitions Agent John Smith, it was just another Thursday.

John and his partner, the artificial intelligence named Elaine, will have to get to the bottom of this mystery and end these disappearances one way or another. The fate of the world, and his own life, might depend on it.

Read the beginning here: Mirror - A Sample

So, I built (another) website.

I have kicked around ideas for a roleplaying game for years. I have created homebrew stuff for other people's systems and tried my hand at creating my own... over and over again. In addition, I have a crazy shitload of source material in my head.

This is my attempt to put it all in one place.

Head on over to TrilogyRPG.com for more information.

It really should go without saying, but: Spoiler alert.