the divine

Bound. 50,000 Words and Rising

It took me a bit of extra time, because I had to go back and re-write almost half of the first half (and IMO make the story a LOT better), but I've reached the 50,000 word milestone that signifies the approximate midway point of the first draft. It's a big deal for me, because my style generally dictates that once I get to this point I have the rest of the chapters plotted and ready  - all that remains is to fill in the details. It's also a fun time, because I get to reveal the book cover. I hope you like it.


I'm trying to get it done for a February 1 release,  which would be almost a year to the day that Balance was launched. I was so nervous when I hit the 'publish' button on Amazon for the first time, and now almost four books later - I still can't believe I have actual fans :)

Thanks to all of you for your support. It inspires me not only to keep writing, but to keep striving to improve my skills and bring you better stories.

Balance: 8000 copies sold!


I never imagined so many people would be reading my work. Thank you all for being a part of it, and for taking the time to lose yourself in the world of the Divine. Also, keep an eye out... I'll be launching a contest/giveaway when it hits 10,000 (it's not a matter of if, it's just a matter of when).

Thank you all again!

Betrayal (The Divine Book Two) - This One's for the Bears

As you may or may not be aware, I currently donate 10% of all of the royalties I receive from Balance (The Divine Book One) to the Humane Society of the United States (over $700 through this July). I don't do it as an incentive for people to buy my book, but because it's something I believe in, and I want to give back what I can. I'll be choosing charities for every book I publish, until I can't manage the list anymore, at which point I'll just send more to the ones I've already chosen. In any case, for Betrayal I've selected two charities, both of them involved with animal welfare, and more specifically for the cause of helping wild bears.  Why two? Because I promised my wife I would donate to the WSPA (warning, bear baiting is graphic), and because we also want to support Animals Asia, who are working to end the practice of bear bile farming. I will likely use the same charities for Book Three, to get them both up to 10%, but I didn't want to wait to start giving to both.

If you have a minute and a love of bears (or just hate to see any living thing suffer), please visit the sites and consider donating as well.

Betrayal will be available on Amazon in July.