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I’ve written many, many words in the last year.

HIDDEN IMPACT released in November 2015 as the first Safeguard novel via Carina Press.

EXTREME HONOR released in January of this year, the first in my True Heroes series from Grand Central Publishing’s Forever imprint.

I’ve completed and turned in developmental edits for DEADLY TESTIMONY, the second Safeguard novel. And I’ve completed both my developmental/line and copy edits for ULTIMATE COURAGE, book 2 in the True Heroes series.

That’s four novels, a lot of words.

I have two more contractual deadlines this year and have still more words to write. I wouldn’t have it any other way. I’m busy, but that pressure can sometimes help an author to use their imagination more.


Matthew J. Drake and I drove into the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee today and we’ll be two of about twenty writers in an intensive writing retreat. Whilst we are basically here for work purposes, we’re hoping that there will be some time for us to actually explore our surroundings a little. This national park is one of the most popular ones and we’ve heard that there is plenty to do here, so we are excited to have some fun too. It’s not all about focus and concentration. These mountains might actually inspire us authors, so we need to have a look around.


Whilst we will have some fun, we are here for work and to learn. Therefore, work will come first. There will be many words whilst we’re here.

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