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After the horrific events last year in Newtown CT, I became obsessed with a story idea where a High School principal receives a special “gift”  that allows him to know, in advance, when a school shooting is going to happen.    As is the case for writers like myself, these story ideas can only be purged from our brains with furious typing, editing, rewriting.    What would my main character do if he had this “gift”?   — 

Could he stop these shootings?    What could cause these visions ?   What would he risk to save children?         (click here to read a sample) 

This novel is Free for eBook readers from 12/11 to 12/13/20013.    Just visit Amazon.com

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My story only makes a brief mention of the Sandy Hook incident,  I didn’t feel that it was prudent to make any actual shooting a part of the novel, so all of the incidents in the book are fiction.  The story, however, is very current and  plays out over the spring and summer of 2013.  I hope you’ll grab a copy and that you enjoy the story.       Here are some brief details  (more info at Amazon, of course)

Rated R (for language, adult situations) ,     Genre –  Thriller/Suspense,      Length –  54k words (short)

A big shout-out of gratitude to the folks that  helped sooo much in the success of my first novel”Shades of Gray” !

 It was published this week  way back in 2011…..

(Ok, so it’s just a newborn, really, but it was my first and they do grow up SO quickly!)

Click on Image below to grab your  99cent eBook copy (starting 11/29, ending 12/4)

(more details on the novel and a sample are available at Amazon, or just click on image below)

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Please drop by Amazon and grab a paperback copy of  “When His Dreams Take Flight”.     (click here)EBookCover_workingfinal (1)

Here’s the scoop on what the novel is about –

Nick Townsend is a high school principal battling alcohol addiction. After falling off the wagon, he awakens the next morning remembering a dream that included him flying over an elementary school shooting, in progress.  The next day, the school shooting he saw in his dream is headline news.  When it happens again, he is determined to prevent the tragedy and solicits his best friend to help him save more children from certain death.

But what is the cost of saving lives?  Will he continue to risk his life when the woman he loves is carrying his child?  Can he win the battle against the demon tequila that threatens to wreck his world?  And, when he awakens one morning remembering another school shooting dream, can he stop the horrible event from happening at his school?

Hope you enjoy the the Trailer for  “When His Dreams Take Flight”

(psst – and don’t forget to buy a copy from Amazon!! )     http://amzn.to/17aKR3G

 

 

 

Big Shout Out to Writer Clive Eaton.   He picked my caption entry as his winner for August.   Drop by his website and put in your own entry.  I love the pictures he chooses…    here’s my winning entry.

(here’s clive’s website…oh yeah,  and he’s a terrific writer so buy one of his titles while you’re there!)

http://www.cliveeaton.com/captioncompetitionforauthors.html

 

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When I got in my car today, I turned off my cell phone.  I didn’t want to be distracted.

I read that using your cell phone while driving is like drinking and driving.  I’m smarter than that.save_a_life_today-300x200

Because I turned off my phone, I saved someone’s life.  Now I don’t have to spend the rest of my life remembering the day I killed someone.  Now I don’t have to cry myself to sleep thinking about the suffering  I caused another family.  A family that would miss their loved one every day.  I don’t have wake up every morning and recall that my silly obsession with phone calls and text messages caused another human being to perish.

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