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The Holidays are on Fire.

Christmas is hot.

When Kandi’s dad gets a mysterious call, they fly to a tropical island where the buildings are enormous and the rooms empty. Despite the heat, his sunburned client wears a heavy cloak.

Kandi meets a boy living all alone in one of the empty resorts. When he goes missing, she enlists the help of the technological wonders that haunt the island to find him. What she uncovers is a much deeper mystery that will affect more than just Christmas. The world doesn’t know it yet, but Santa Claus is missing. Kandi knows where he is.

And why.

Four worlds await… free.

Drayton once believed he was a vampire. He doesn’t know what he is.

Harold Ballard’s breaking point came in the sixth grade.

Socket Greeny’s funny name and snow-white hair are the least of his problems.

A synthetic stem cell called a biomite can replace any cell in your body. We become stronger, prettier. Better.

Dominion Rising

Grey isn’t sleeping.

Sunny Grimm finds a strap around her son’s head with an embossed symbol between his eyes. This is the mark of awareness leaping, where players launch into alternate realities and anything goes. Investors make millions. Critics, however, refuse to call it a game. They argue that reality confusion will end humanity. Labels aside, there are many who play.

And many who lose.

Sunny Grimm goes on a mad search for her son and the people responsible for allowing him to play. The only way she will find him is to not lose herself in the search.

The Maze is more than a game.


The Waking of Grey Grimm will be released in the Dominion Rising boxed set.


They would leave, if they knew where they were.

A funny name is the least of his problems.

Reality is relative.

The Christmas stories you never heard.


Drayton doesn’t know what he is.


My grandpa never graduated high school. He retired from a steel mill in the mid-70s. He was uneducated, but a voracious reader. As a kid, I’d go through his bookshelves of  musty paperback novels, pulling Piers Anthony and Isaac Asimov off the shelf and promising to bring them back. I was fascinated by robots that could think and act like people. What happened when they died?

Writing is sort of a thought experiment to explore human nature and possibilities. What makes us human? What is true nature?

I’m also a big fan of plot twists.


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