I’m one of those authors who likes to write to music. Every book I write has a theme song, and beyond that, each character has their own special songs. More may be employed for writing certain scenes or locations, but those two things always exist above all. The overarching song for What Boys Are Made… Continue reading Music in Writing Part 1: What Boys Are Made Of
In high school history class my senior year, we spent an intensive quarter learning about how the political system works. For the test at the end of it we had to compose a short essay on what steps we needed to take to win a gubernatorial race. In hindsight, I think we were just supposed to regurgitate… Continue reading So you don’t understand the US now? Well, I do.
Everyone who has been around violence in an intimate way will tell you this: not everyone can kill. And so in my book What Boys Are Made Of, I decided to ask what would happen if you took someone who couldn’t, and made their first kill both deliberate and a complete accident. Cue chapter one,… Continue reading If You Give a Boy a Gun: The Psychology of Violence, Up Close
Here it is! All Roads Lead to Hell is hitting bookshelves today! Check out this amazing interview over at The Novel Approach to see some behind-the-scenes action. Lisa: So, speaking of Simon and Connor, let’s pretend I haven’t read the books yet. If I asked you to describe both of these guys to me, what… Continue reading All Roads Lead To Hell is LIVE!
Every book has a back-story, a where-did-it-come-from. Some are obscure, others a crystal clear moment. Some, on the other hand, come from a feeling. An exploration of uncertainty. I promised I’d tell all of you the back-story for why I wrote All Roads Lead to Hell. I’m a little hesitant to, because it’s weirdly personal.… Continue reading That Time My High School Made National News For All the Wrong Reasons: The Backstory of All Roads Lead to Hell
And it’s that wonderful time again, when a new book is heading for release! Book 1.5 of the Saint Flaherty series, All Roads Lead to Hell, is out for preorder on all platforms! Good intentions only go so far. Regretting his decision to let Simon Flaherty leave Buchell without admitting his feelings, Mick Perry follows… Continue reading Cover Reveal and Preorder Details for “All Roads Lead to Hell,” book 1.5 of the Saint Flaherty Series!
Pick up your copy of The Mercy of Men today!
Barnes and Noble
And as a special, one-day-only-bonus, The Mercy of Men is 99 cents on Amazon for its debut day, June 30th, 2016! Grab it today with the first book for only $1.98 (or equivalent currency).
Thanks for reading, and I hope you enjoy it!
It’s here, what you’ve been waiting for–the cover of The Mercy of Men! The anticipated second installment of the Saint Flaherty series moves from the hills of Appalachia to a city where law no longer prevails. When Simon Flaherty’s routine of training and fighting is interrupted by a sudden eviction, he never expects his new… Continue reading Cover Reveal and Preorder Details for The Mercy of Men: Book 2 in the Saint Flaherty Series
I’ve known I’ve needed an FAQ for a while, so here it is! This will go up as a page at the header, and you all can have your questions answered! But before that happens, this is a test run, your chance to look over my questions and ask any of your own. Did I… Continue reading The Great Big FAQ
A couple weeks ago, in a fit of “I can do this!” I submitted What Boys Are Made Of for review over at The Novel Approach and crossed my fingers.
Lemme tell you, I am glad I did.
Barely a day later Lisa got in contact to let me know she’d love to read my book, and just this morning she sent me a notification that her review would be up today.
And holy shiz, what a review.
Five stars. Count ’em.
I am especially excited that her review confirms what almost every single review so far has said: this book is the one you can’t stop reading.
What makes this novel beautiful is the author’s prose. These characters are all written in flesh and blood, their world drawn in bleak and desperate lines. There is no romance or romanticism in the telling of this story, and it is not an LGBT novel; rather, it’s a novel with LGBT characters, and its heart resides in the misery that pervades.
I haven’t made this declaration yet this year, but What Boys Are Made Of is easily in the running for a favorite read of 2016. Here’s hoping for a repeat performance with Book Two.
Woah! Alright, I’ve had it. I’ve had my humbling moment, though I’ll admit, it came right after the “run around the apartment celebrating” one. Holy crap!
Go read the rest of the review here!