It is the 5 year anniversary of my book, The Pool

It is the five year anniversary of my book, The Pool.

Quick post, my friend.

It’s the five year anniversary of this little ditty.

This one will always be one of my favorites. 1) because it was my first novel. 2) because of how easy it was to write. It was also a weird transitioning for me. I was writing about the town I grew up in but also being a fairly new dad, I was pulling away from the past and writing about all my new fears and hopes.

This one is always going to stick with me. Hope you like it. If you have already read, The Pool, I hope you enjoyed it.

Number 13 is here! I present to you, The Coffee House

Newest Night Portals story.

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Greetings my friend. It has been a while since I posted a blog, but I have an excuse. I’ve been writing new books and stories. My most recent being The Coffee House. The 13th book in my Night Portals Series. Here’s the description:

Brady just wants a coffee. Instead, he gets to experience someone else’s life.

Brady Townsend has to find a different place to get his morning cup of coffee. His normal coffee house has run out. The only place he knows of is in a bad part of town that he never goes to. The germaphobe encounters his worst nightmare, a homeless person.

Brady gets more than just a cup of coffee. He gets a lesson in life and empathy. Things are not always the way look. Sometimes…

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Have a Merry Apocalypse

Newest story in The Night Portals Series, Merry Christmas from the End.

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My latest installment for the Night Portals, takes place in an apocalyptic hellscape. Oh, did I mention that its Christmas?

We watch a lady named Brant try to navigate through a cold dark world where she is almost the only one left. Her husband and kids are dead and she is close to ending her life. Just when she is about to do it she comes upon a small cabin in a bombed out woods.

Merry Christmas from the End is the fourth book in season two of The Night Portals series.

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Book Review: Together We Cross The River by Ernie Howard

Book Title: Together We Cross the River Author: Ernie Howard Publication Date: November 13, 2020 Available On: Amazon as an eBook and as a paperback Indie Athenaeum Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars Jeff is an alcoholic. He’s a good man, though, and is married to the love of his life, Alyse. However, he drinks too much, and he […]

Book Review: Together We Cross The River by Ernie Howard

Halloween Reading Recommendations for 2020!

2020 has been scary enough with everything going on. A global pandemic, murder hornets, near-misses by asteroids, natural disasters and doomscrolling the internet for bad news to see what catastrophe might happen next. You name it, 2020 has had plenty of events that qualify. Instead of focusing on how apocalyptic it all feels, how about […]

Halloween Reading Recommendations for 2020!

Ruby just wants to help…

Ruby is live!

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The eleventh book of The Night Portals Series is live.

Ruby is a social worker who stands at 6 foot 5 and speaks with the most pleasant soft voice you have ever heard. Everyone is mesmerized by her, except Victor, her old friend. He isn’t buying it.

I’m proud of this installment to the Night Portals series because it is the longest short story yet. It comes in at a whopping 9000 words and is perfectly timed for this spooky month. I hope you enjoy it, my friend.

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5 Fiction Books About Witches

5 fiction books about witches.

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Witches. The word means a lot of things to a great many people. You may think of The Wizard of Oz or Hansel and Gretel. Maybe you think about how innocent woman in the past were killed simply for being different.

Whatever the title conjures up in you it’s safe to say that most of us are interested in a story about a witch. It doesn’t matter if they are good bad or in between we like hearing about them.

Here are five stories I recommend.

Hex, by Thomas Olde Heuvelt, is a book I’ve shared before. It is a story with a little bit of a twist on the classic witches hex.

The Witch of Blackbird Pond, by Elizabeth George Speare , is the classic case…

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Read my Title, The Light Through the Water for free

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I wrote The Light Through the Water all in one writing session. It was one of those times where the words seem to come from another place as if you plucked them out of the air.

It’s a story of one man’s life and how we get wrapped up in things that seem important at the time. We later learn that the only thing that matters in this life is our relationship with the people that love us.

So, on that note, I have made The Light Through the Water free forever. All ya got to do is sign up for my newsletter. I post about two times a month and most of the time its about free books.

Free Book and severely discounted one

Free book and severely discounted one.

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Just a quick blog post today to let you know one of my titles is free for today and one is four bucks off.

Aidais a story about love, loss, and the nature of or minds and how they interpret reality. It is free today and you can get itHERE

The Poolis a psychological fantasy set in a hellscape disguised as a small American town. You can get it for 99 cents (4 bucks off) today get itHERE

Happy Reading!

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My grandparent’s house

My grand parents house.

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I remember someone saying once, an author I think, that you always go back to a certain place in your writing. A moment in time or a building in my case. That building is my grandparent’s house.

A house I remember vividly over any other. Mainly because it was a haunted house.

You don’t believe me? It had all the requirements.:

  1. It was very old. It was one of those Minneapolis houses that the city had built itself around it. The house absorbed all that history. The good and the bad.
  2. Someone had shed their mortal coil in the confines of the house. This was a juicy tidbit that I and my sisters used in many late-night ghost story scaring sessions.
  3. It had a basement complete with dirt floors and only a single bulb. This was the room where the “fudgesicles” and orange soda were, of course. If you got…

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