Cover Reveal For Serah of the Runners!

I am so happy to announce that the artwork for the paperback of my fourth novel ‘Serah of the Runners‘ is complete! Serah of the Runners is the fourth installment of my dystopian sci-fi series, The Chronicles of the Great Migration. Book 4 will arrive July 17.

Serah of the Runners

Book 4 in the Chronicles of the Great Migration


Manhatsten is in chaos, and the city AI has vanished.

The battle for Langeles is over, and it’s clear nothing will ever be the same. Security forces are scattered, the Runnercore is gone, and many are missing in the aftermath of the battle. In the streets, the Lowers are organizing, and rebellion is spreading. The city is on the verge of tearing itself apart.

It’s up to Serah, to find the few that remain of the Order of the Eye and discover a way to unite the city before Miranda and the Recycled return to finish what they started.

But from afar someone is watching Manhatsten, a force older than the city itself.

Mimi of the Nowhere Free on Kobo till April 30th.

It’s just what the title says! If you haven’t checked out Mimi o the Nowhere the ebook is free on Kobo for the next few days.


Get it here!

The world has become a strange place after climate change. Giant walking cities roam the landscape evading deadly storms and searching for resources. Immortality is available for the right price, and an ancient conflict is stirring in the heart of the city of Manhatsten.

In this world, there are things worse than death. Mimi, a homeless woman from nowhere, knows all too well what that means.

She thought she was unique, that there were no other telepaths. She was wrong.

Soon, she finds herself in the center of a conflict that has raged since the cities took their first steps over a thousand years ago. But this time, there might be no escape. This time, the city might just recycle her.

Mimi of the Nowhere Audiobook is finishing production (Free Chapters)

It’s been a long time coming, but the audiobook of Mimi of the Nowhere has finally begun its post-production. I do not have an exact date right now for release but it should be no later than April 2019.

Of course, if you don’t want to wait for the audiobook, you can find it in paperback and ebook here

Here are links to the first two chapters of the audiobook.

Chapter 1

Chapter 2



Paperback of Battle for Langeles is Finally Here!

After a number of complications with the production, I am happy to announce that Upon Stilted Cities: Battle for Langeles, paperback edition has finally arrived! 


I have also lowered the price of all three ebooks for the holidays. So you can get Mimi of the Nowhere for .99 cents, Winds of Change for 2.99 and Battle for Langeles for 2.99. 

Sarah of the Runners (Book 4) is currently about 60% complete and I am just about finished recording the audio book edition of Mimi of the Nowhere and hoping to have it out in January.

I will also have an announcement later this month about a non-fiction book I am working on. 

NaNoWriMo Winner!

I am very happy to say, that I successfully hit the minimum goal for NaNoWriMo this month working on my fourth book in the Chronicles of the Great Migration, Serah of the Runners. 

However, at 56007 words, the books is really only about half done. I do have to say, I am very excited about the direction this book is going. Serah’s story is fantastic, and the aftermath of the Battle for Langeles may just shock you. I never thought things would turn out this way, but these damn characters surprise and shock me and every turn. And, if you finished Battle for Langeles, you might just be wondering what happened to a certain few characters… Some of that is answered here, some of them you won’t see again until Book 5 The Children of AEIS

I plan on continuing my current writing pace all throughout December so that the first draft of Serah of the Runners can be finished by years end. That way, I can release it early next year! My hope is to get Book 4 late winter, Book 5 late spring and conclude the series by next fall. At the pace I am writing at it should work… provided the final book in the series isn’t much longer than I think it is. 

Also, a very special thanks to Lyndsie Clark, who I met at MileHiCon several weeks ago, and who basically became a badass writing partner during this month and held my ass accountable. Thanks for spending all the hours in coffee shops in silence with me Lyndsie! Check out her blog here

The Importance of Storytellers and Douglas Adams (Excerpt for the Battle for Langeles)

Image result for the hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy

To me, stories have been among the most important things in my life. From a young age I was always an avid book lover and of course, I grew up watching tons of media and even enjoying stories in the video game world (Final Fantasy 7 and Bioshock Infinite are among my favorite game stories).

Stories influence us, they shape us, they help us to ask difficult questions all while giving us the distance to think about them in a meaningful way. Few other things in this world are impactful as sharing personal stories or reading a good book.

For my Masters Research, I worked with the Romero Theater Troupe, a theater organization that lets everyday people tell their stories on stage and share their struggles with the world. It was working with the Romero Theater Troupe that I realized how powerful our stories are for making a positive change to society and I had a moment of personal reflection where I realized I wanted to focus and tell more stories myself because I believe that it is through storytelling that we can really change the world.

I have always written, but after working with the Romero Theater Troupe, I started thinking about the stories that have influenced me in life. One of the most important influences to me was Douglas Adams, the Science Fiction Writer who is best known for his Series, The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

I’ve read this series four times, and each time I grew to realize just how much depth there is behind the laughter. Adams brings in so many relevant points about politics and power and other, still relevant, issues that we face in daily life, all through the eyes of a man who not only reluctant to go on a journey in space, but just wants a good cup of tea (He actually almost gets an entire spaceship full of people killed over a cup of tea) and to go to bed early. 

Sometimes as authors we put little easter eggs or allusions hidden throughout our work, marking tribute to the contribution of other authors or things that influenced us. In book 3 of my series, The Chronicles of the Great Migration, The Battle for Langeles, I have a small tribute to Douglas Adams.

What Author’s or Stories Influenced Your Life? Feel Free to Share in the Comments.




Excerpt from Chapter 13 Rigel’s Dream, Rigel’s Debt (Spoiler Free)

Louis glided down the hall, his upper body stiff and his feet pumping furiously towards Dr. Solidsworth’s Lab. His motionless shoulders and arms moved only with the rhythm of his torso. He took wide, gapping steps. He moved quickly enough that several times he had to reach up and adjust his glasses.

Louis Franklin was the only person in the entire city of Manhatsten, and possibly the remainder of humanity, that still wore glasses. These were no ordinary reading glasses, they were, by ancient standards, granny-grade frames with bottlecap-thick lenses. Louis didn’t like the idea of laser eye surgery, and the idea of a digital optical implant–they had replaced contact lens in 2042CE–going anywhere near his eye was the most terrifying thing he had ever heard of.No, glasses worked perfectly fine.

Sweat gathered at the line between his short, slicked-back hair and pale, light-skinned forehead. His lab coat, which stopped early at his upper thighs, shifted as he moved. He had to hurry, the timely delivery of the news could make all the difference. He rushed into Dr.Solidsworth’s door, slamming his body against the hard metal surface. Louis had forgotten that Dr. Solidworth had extra security protocols on his lab and that the door would not open on approach.

“Keypad,keypad, where is that keypad.” He searched to the left and the right of the door but did not see it. He looked again; he still did not see it. Then he remembered that there was a request access code for a holo-key pad display, an extra precaution to unwelcomed visitors. “AI, would you please display the holo-key pad.”

“Please state your authorization code, Dr. Franklin.”

“Alpha, Gamma, Seven, Six, Nine, Eight.”

“What did the dolphin say?”

Louis rolled his eyes, he forgot about the security answer. He could understand why Dr. Solidsworth was paranoid after the attempt on his life decades earlier, but how many passwords and secret phrases did he think he needed before he felt safe?

“I don’t suppose you could give me another hint.”

“No, Sir, Dr. Solidsworth does not allow additional hints.”

He racked his brain. He knew it had something to do with one of Dr. Solidsworth’s favorite books, but for the life of him, he couldn’t remember it. Something about fish… fish and dolphins, what would the dolphin say? He knew dolphins never had the power of language in the way that humans did. Of course, Louis had never actually seen a dolphin other than in ancient movies and a few pictures. He would have never even looked them up if Dr. Solidsworth had not given him the passphrase.

“Ah ha! I remember! The dolphin said, ‘So long and thanks for all the fish.’”

“Very good, Sir,” replied the AI.