Trial By Blood Release and Fall Author Events

Book Release!


One week until Trial By Blood is available for readers everywhere! The book comes out October 13, and if you preorder now, you’ll have it on the release day!

I’m extremely proud of this third book in The Blood Royal Saga.

Trial By Blood is more exhilarating, more edgy, more suspenseful, more thrilling, and I truly think it will give a satisfying sense of closure to this first story arch.

From here, there are lots of other roads I can take for future adventures in this story world, and that’s exciting too.

You can purchase ebooks as well as signed paperbacks direct from Eagle Heights Press. E-newsletter subscribers are eligible for discounts on all purchases. Sign up here.

Paperbacks are also available from Amazon or Barnes & Noble, and ebooks can be purchased from a variety of online retailers.


Fall is a busy season for me, and I’ll be traveling all around the midwest to meet readers everywhere.

October 13 – St. Paul, Minnesota


Find me at the 18th Annual Twin Cities Book Festival on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, October 13 (10am-5pm).

Admission and parking is free, and you can even get free metro tickets to the event.

October 18 – St. Louis, Missouri


I’ll be at the downtown location of the Saint Louis Public Library, Thursday October 18th (6pm-8:30pm), for a Not So Quiet! Event with a free concert by DRACLA. I’ll be signing books in the main lobby. Have your selfie taken with Marie and pick up some treats while you’re there.

October 27 – Boonville, Missouri

boonville-3-720x340-cOn Saturday, October 27 (10am), I’ll be at the Boonslick Regional Library in Boonville to discuss my Search For Dracula as well as the folklore origins of the vampire myth.

Marie will be there, and I’ll have Halloween treats and fangs, as well as copies of all three books in The Blood Royal Saga.

November 17 – Columbia, Missouri

linear-transparentI’m going to be at the Daniel Boone Regional Library’s Local Authors Open HouseSaturday, November 17 (10 am-1 pm). Come by, say hi, and pick up some new books by some amazing local writers.

Scares That Care Charity Weekend

I’ll be at Scares That Care Charity Weekend in Williamsburg, VA August 3-5 !

The proceeds from this Horror Con go to help people in need, and I’m very excited to take part!

Find out more at

Trial By Blood Update

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I had hoped to have Trial By Blood: Book Three of The Blood Royal Saga ready for publication in July, but I’m pushing back the release date to October 1, 2018. I would prefer to give you a book that is written well rather than produced quickly, and in order to do that, I need more time.

I promise to make the book worth the wait, and for those who subscribe to my newsletter, I will provide a discount coupon code to make up for the delay.

If you’re not yet signed up to receive the e-newsletter, you can do so here.

May Book Sale Celebration

Use the coupon code ITBCELEBRATION at to save 10% on all ebooks and paperbacks in the Blood Royal Saga! Offer good through May 31!

Meanwhile, back at the office…


You’d think this is a bit of an exaggeration, but really, it’s kind of tempting. For the next couple of weeks, I’m going to be finishing Trial By Blood, only popping up sporadically when time permits.

Nearly every weekend between now and the end of June is booked, so it’s even more important for me to focus.

My website has undergone a renovation, but I will still blog from time to time, and you can expect photos from me on social media for all the events I’m attending.

And now, back into the Isolator for me! See you soon! (Send snacks)

And It’s Only Wednesday


This week, I got some fantastic news, and I’ve been a little giddy about it, to be honest.

First of all, I received an email from the Midwest Independent Publishing Association (MIPA), notifying me that In The Blood is a finalist for the Midwest Book Award in the category of Fantasy/SciFi/Horror/Paranormal! It’s a huge honor, and I’m excited to attend the Gala in Saint Paul, Minnesota on May 12. Thanks to MIPA for considering my novel. I’m humbled and thrilled. Good luck to all the other finalists!

12273637_1610674005846058_1933617787922797193_oSecondly, on the same day, the International Vampire Film and Arts Festival in Transylvania in June announced I’m on the literary program as one of their speakers alongside a fantastic slate of others in the genre! What an exciting adventure this will be! The entire festival is truly exciting, and the trip to Romania is a lifelong dream of mine.

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Stuff I write about on the regular…

I worked on In The Blood and Out For Blood off and on for five years, and along the way I studied my craft and worked on the skills I would need in order to begin my writing career. Now that those books are finally out in the world and the next one is on its way, it’s wonderful to have other people acknowledge my efforts and agree I’m on the right path.

Wherever things go the rest of this year, I’m already starting things off on the right foot, and I can’t wait to see what happens next.


“How do I get copies of your books,” you ask? All the links for ebooks and paperbacks are conveniently listed right here.

Autographed Paperbacks and Ebooks of both installments in The Blood Royal Saga can be ordered directly from Eagle Heights Press.

If you’ve read either or both of the books, I’d love it if you’d take a moment to post a review on Goodreads or Amazon. Reviews help me learn and improve, and they also help other readers find the series as well.

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Trial By Blood, Book Three of The Blood Royal Saga is set for release in July! I’ll be announcing the exact date and posting presale links soon!



New Mugs and Stuff!

I am so excited about these new mugs! Check the Eagle Heights Press website for a complete listing of all The Blood Royal Saga merch – shirts, mugs, bags – plus, signed paperbacks and ebooks are now available there as well.