Just a few hours before I heard the news about the Boston Marathon bombings today, my son and I were having a discussion about terrorism, what it meant, fighting it militarily, and as civilians. What it boiled down to was this: Terrorists seek to win by changing our lives, robbing us of our peace and security…
Today is the official release day of TERMINUS. I couldn’t be more excited because this book has been in the making since 2009 and has finally been published. It’s now available for NOOK on Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/XmcxzB and for Kindle at Amazon.com: http://amzn.to/178qkvn
Also available in paperback: http://amzn.to/X8JhKp
For free Sample Chapters (see link below)
Got my copy of Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child’s new book TWO GRAVES! As always, a riveting opening. I’m looking forward to diving into this one and getting lost in the suspense and intrigue of FBI Special Agent Aloysius Pendergast’s character and life.
THE ACCIDENTAL EXISTENTIALIST hit #1 on Amazon’s bestseller list in the Spy Stories & Tales of Intrigue category, and #4 in Action and Adventure!
How can you spot an independent author? Just watch how many times a day he/she checks his Amazon rankings.
In less than 72 hours, THE ACCIDENTAL HERO “sold” OVER 5400 copies and remains at the #1 and #2 bestseller ranks…
Not since last October, when BEYOND JUSTICE topped the bestseller charts on Barnes & Noble has this book reached such heights as it has in the past two days.Â Today, BEYOND JUSTICE hit #1 in Christian Fiction, #1 in Christian Thriller on Barnes & Noble.Â It also hit three bestseller lists on Amazon.com, pulling in at #3 in bestselling legal thrillers, trailing Michael Connelly’s LINCOLN LAWYER by one spot.Â It also hit a third Amazon bestseller list in the suspense category.
#1 in Christian Fiction
#1 in Christian Thrillers
#3 in Legal Thrillers (Amazon)
Three Bestseller Categories (on Amazon)
I’m stoked!Â BEYOND JUSTICE is climbing way up the bestseller lists!
Will it hit #1 tonight?
Hi everyone!Â Just wanted share a bit of news with you today.Â My book BEYOND JUSTICE just got a nice review from WebbWeaver’s blog today:
â€¦ an extraordinary read with highly investable characters.
â€¦ taut and fresh
â€¦ the ending will send you reelingâ€¦ you will never see this one coming
â€¦ a story so gripping and moving, I could not put it down until the very last word
â€¦ brilliantly craftedâ€¦ with an edge
They also featured me in an interview here: http://bit.ly/fppslt
A few years ago, my son who was six years old at the time had been reading THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA, by C.S. Lewis with me.Â He loves all seven books and can tell you their order, the character names, the places, the events by memory.Â One night as we were reading together, he said, “Daddy, can you write me a book?”
Well, I just had to say yes.Â I asked him what kind of stories he liked and of course, he said those like Narnia.Â Far be it from me to imagine I could ever attempt to fill the shoes of my literary hero, but I knew I had to try to write something my son and daughter would one day enjoy–hopefully as much as Narnia.
Amidst the loss of family members, loss of jobs, moving and downsizing of our home, I slowed down in my writing.Â Not that I stopped writing, I actually completed my fourth novel during that period.Â I also released BEYOND JUSTICE (my third) and a series of short fiction, all of which have reached the top of several bestseller lists.Â This is not even to mention the four or five novels I started and put aside during that time.Â (When I’m ready for those, there will be a trove of new books coming out fast.)
So last year, I finally decided to go back and fulfill my promise to my son.Â A morbid thought came over me:Â What if I were to die suddenly?Â I really wanted to have this completed for him.Â But more positively, so that he could begin to enjoy it sooner.Â And, this being the first in a series, I would need to get it done so that the other books could come out in due time.
Well, last night I finally typed the last words in the book.Â The first draft is complete and it came out to just over 100,000 words, which I understand is a moderate length for a fantasy book.
Now, I have to go over it in editing and get ready to send it out to different markets.
But after a few years of not completing any novels (probably about 13 or so that are waiting to be finished), it’s great to reach the end of one again.Â And it’s even better that this is the fulfillment of a promise to my son.
in the Christian Thriller category
On Amazon.com THE ACCIDENTAL HEALER is on three top 100 bestseller categories