Category Archive: Deadly Alliance

Old Stuff and New Stuff

Old Books This spring at a book signing, I realized that it’s hard to get paperback copies of some of my older titles. Bookstores only have so much shelf space, and priority naturally… Continue reading

January Review Drive

Reviews are huge for an author. They provide encouragement on those days when you wonder if all the time you put into writing is really worth it. They nudge new readers to give… Continue reading

Ebook Sale

I am thrilled to announce a special ebook sale for my WWII trilogy. Now through November 30th (Cyber Monday), Espionage, Sworn Enemy, and Deadly Alliance are only $1.99 each. These ebooks are normally… Continue reading

Paperback sale

Two of my books, Sworn Enemy and Deadly Alliance, are currently on sale in paperback format at Seagull Book. If you’re looking for a good deal and a good book (or two), I hope you’ll… Continue reading

The Good Word Podcast

This past spring I was interviewed on the Good Word Podcast. The host, Nick Galieti, interviewed as many of the Whitney finalists as he could during April and May, and since then he’s… Continue reading

My Thoughts on the 2014 Whitney Awards

I recently emailed my editor the manuscript for my fifth book. Now that I’m done with that (at least for a while), I thought I’d catch up on some blogging. I’ll post more… Continue reading

Just in Time for Christmas Shopping . . .

I’m excited to announce that my publisher has packaged my first three novels together as an ebook and is offering them through Deseret Book’s Bookshelf App. So if you use Deseret Book’s App… Continue reading

Fun Fall Favorites $300 Giftcard Giveaway

Shauna at I Love to Read and Review Books has put together another big giveaway . . . this one for $300. Deadly Alliance is one of the featured books (you can check out Shauna’s… Continue reading

A Few More Deadly Alliance Items

I can’t believe it’s already May 10th. The last month and a half have been busy for me. My children no longer take naps, and quiet time isn’t very long, so I’ve decided… Continue reading

Release Day

I’m excited to announce that my third novel is now available to the public. Deadly Alliance is a WWII thriller set during the final months of the war in Europe. The plot revolves around a commando mission gone bad in… Continue reading

Why Repetition Can Make Your Book Better

Today I’m posting over at author Rebecca Belliston’s blog as part of her annual March Book Madness series. I’ve written about circularity and repetition in books and movies, and included a small sneak peak of… Continue reading

A Post about Book Covers

Last Friday my next book, Deadly Alliance, went to the printer. It has front-cover artwork, a back-cover blurb, and it’s been through an editor, a copyeditor, and several proofreaders. I hope that means… Continue reading

How to Code Messages Like a WWII Spy

This blog post will take you through the steps of encoding a message using double transposition, just like British and American spies did in WWII. Should you feel like trying it out, it… Continue reading

I have a new title, and a map

The title for my third novel was finalized last month: Deadly Alliance. I like it. A lot. No, it wasn’t one of my suggestions, but I’m completely OK with that. I have a fascination with titles… Continue reading

Writing from the Opposite Gender’s Point of View

Another writer recently asked me for advice. He’s writing a novel with several point of view (POV) characters, including some female ones. So how does a man write a woman’s POV? Can a… Continue reading

Typos and Plot Holes: An Ode to Error

For this blog post, I’m going to make fun of myself and some of the crazy stuff I find in first drafts of my novels. I hope you’ll laugh with me. If you… Continue reading