My work is driven by my characters gleefully taking on lives of their own and dragging me along with my notepad and pen at the ready. Even if, to paraphrase Stephen King, you take ordinary people and throw them into extraordinary circumstances to see how they respond, I prefer realism, stories that could be happening right now with your neighbors, your friends, your family, or even you. And since my characters don't always give me a happy ending, I can't always give you one. Which is about as real as it gets.
Thirty-year-old Greg Beaumont is still fleeing the ruin of his life fifteen years ago. Now he's sharing a new home with his best friend Nate Sawyer, pouring himself into his work, and avoiding romantic entanglements while claiming he's just taking his time. But when he meets Kyle Wakeham, a fifteen-year-old neighborhood boy, he'll not only face the wreckage of his past but he'll also discover he's not defined by the torments and tragedies of history.
Dave Crichton fled the city hoping to escape the memories of his dead wife and the life they shared. Now he's building new memories in King's Hope, a small town in East Texas, where he's met a young man who makes him think there might be another chance at happiness. But he'll soon learn that the memories he sought to avoid are filled with secrets that just might save the world. Because in addition to being a successful author, a widower, a loving son, and the most eligible bachelor in a tiny Texas hamlet, Dave is also humanity's only hope for survival in the coming war against the gods. He just doesn't know it yet.