Imagine Other Worlds with Authors 2018

Come see me at this great event this July! Imagine Other Worlds with Authors (I.O.W.A.) is multi-genre, multi-author book signing event held in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in the summer. I.O.W.A. is the brainchild of local Cedar Rapids authors, Aaron Bunce and Jed Quinn as well a two bookworms, Dana Beatty and Terri M. LeBlanc. This […]

Zadie Smith at Unbound Book Festival

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Unbound Book Festival in Columbia, Missouri just ended over the weekend. I became aware of the four-year-old event last year when Salmon Rushdie headlined (I had a FREE ticket, they are all free) but could not attend. But when Zadie Smith was announced as the headliner for 2018, I immediately got two tickets and made […]

Psychological Effects of Burglary on Victims

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  For the past few months, I’ve been working on a nonfiction project with a retired detective about a serial burglar he was instrumental in bringing to justice. This has led me to research other books on burglary including A Burglar’s Guide to the City by Geoff Manaugh. In Manaugh’s book, he goes deep into how […]

My Favorite Books of 2017

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2017 has been a fantastic year for fiction and nonfiction alike but the way it works I am always a few years behind(none of these books actually came out this year). I decided to put together a very short list of my favorite books that I actually read in 2017.  I settled on three books […]

Iowa Author Fair – Des Moines Public Library

The Central Library will be hosting its Iowa Author Fair on Sunday, October 8, 1:00 – 3:00 PM. Join me at the 2017 Iowa Author Fair at the Des Moines Public Library Central Branch. I’ll be signing copies of my debut crime/thriller novel MADE SAFE and chatting about books and writing.  

Iowa Author Fest

Iowa Author Fest to be held at Jasper Winery,2400 George Flagg Parkway Des Moines, Iowa on Saturday, September 23rd, hours 11:30 am to 5:00 pm. We are promoting the creative arts of writing, painting, and music. Food from a food vendor will be available. Live music.

Imagine Other Worlds with Authors – Book Signing

Over 30 authors from a variety of genres will be on at Lindale Mall for a book signing event featuring a variety of genres. Starting at 10 AM on Saturday, August 5, bookworms all ages are welcome to meet the authors, purchase books and get the signed. While the event is free, registration is encouraged. Fans who register and […]

String of Great Reviews for MADE SAFE

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  I’ve been ultra busy these past weeks with my latest writing projects and the demands of summer but I had to write a quick post about the wonderful reviews MADE SAFE has received of late. First is an incredible review of MADE SAFE over at Readers’ Favorite favorably comparing my writing to the likes of […]

Interview with Shaun Harris Author of The Hemingway Thief

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I remember hearing about The Hemingway Thief when it came out last year but didn’t actually step up and buy the book until I ran into Shaun Harris on Twitter. I could tell right away from our interaction that I’d be in good hands(even though I was warned that he was not kind to Hemingway) […]