Welcome to my world, which I share with my wife, Cool Gus and Scout, our new rescue dog. I grew up in the Bronx, graduated West Point, served in Special Operations and have written over 70 books across a variety of genres.
I’ve written a lot of books. Need help figuring out where to start or what to read next? Download my free readers guide from your favorite platform (available under books, then nonfiction). Click on cover to get links.
My titles coming out this year will be Area 51: Interstellar and New York Minute. Interstellar’s pre-order is now live– to the right.
Also, check out my Freebies page where you can get started on a variety of genres. There are also free audio stories.
There are over 225 free Powerpoint presentations on the free Slideshows page– lots of useful stuff on writing, survival tips, history, etc.
Many millennia ago, humans, including us, were seeded on fifteen worlds by an alien race, the Airlia.
We believe we evolved, but the reality is we were bred as cannon fodder for the Airlia’s interstellar war against the Swarm, a viral race whose only mission appears to be the obliteration of sentient life wherever encountered.
On some worlds humans realized the truth about their origins, uncovered their hidden alien overlords and rebelled. On one world they succeeded, but in the process destroyed their planet. They sent teams to the other worlds to foment uprisings. Our Earth is one. Earth15 is also one of those worlds.
One of those teams, Bren and her mate Marcus, have been leading revolution on Earth15 off and on for thousands of years, slowly eroding the power of the Duo, the Airlia who rule as gods. But today she encounters Arcturus, a man who claims the impossible: he was on the planet before the Airlia.
If this blasphemy is true, what other truths need to be uncovered about the history and origin of mankind and our place among the stars? Who are we?
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In an uncertain world we know we haven’t done what we should to be prepared for even mild emergencies, but when we start looking into it, we get overwhelmed and put it off for ‘someday’. This is the book that makes ‘someday’ today. A book that will walk you through preparation step by easy step. That provides the key survival information you’ll need in a disaster in one handy place.
It’s full of checklists and links to gear so you can easily see what you should do and what you should have. The book opens with an interactive examination of your specific environment, your potential disasters and then sections are separated into levels of preparation so that you can adjust it to your situation.
Preparation is the key to reducing anxiety and increasing capability.
Stop procrastinating. The first step is to make a decision NOW!
New York Minute
First Blood meets the Equalizer in New York City in the summer of 1977, culminating during the citywide blackout.
The last time former Green Beret Will Kane killed someone it made the cover of LIFE Magazine. Eight years later he’s getting pushed to the edge of a precipice he vowed never to go over again.
New York City, summer 1977. The Bronx is burning. The twin towers of the new World Trade Center loom over the skyline. Son of Sam has been claiming victims for a year. Star Wars is released. The Yankees are heading toward the World Series with Reggie Jackson vs. Billy Martin. Studio 54 opens. Rupert Murdoch buys the NY Post. The Five Families rule the underworld as the city faces bankruptcy and unrest seethes in the streets.
On the dark streets of a city the rest of the country believes is going down the toilet, Vietnam vet Kane’s life mirrors his hometown.
Carrying a past littered with death and tragedy, Kane has been working as a ‘fixer’ for a high-priced lawyer since returning to the city in disgrace with a dishonorable discharge after following the real life Colonel who became the template for Colonel Kurtz in Apocalypse Now. But is he really fixing anything? As the long hot summer begins to boil, so does Kane as he faces threats and betrayal, and then on 13 July 1977 the Blackout occurs and Kane explodes.
Lawyers, Guns and Money
Who protects the sheep from the wolves?
Ex-Green Beret William Kane has crossed the line he vowed never to: killing. But for every action there is a reaction and now there are forces after him for revenge, chief among them the IRA. The CIA hasn’t forgotten about him either.
As the long hot summer of 1977 drags on and the Bronx burns, Kane does some burning of his own, unraveling secrets from his past and helping those who need his particular brand of justice.
His problem: where is his new line?
Who can he really trust?
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