The Siblings Who Shook The World: Prologue

In the fall of last year, I put out the long-awaited sequel to my novel Still Man Fights. Called The Siblings Who Shook The World, I aimed to make a tighter story that would appeal to a wider audience.

I wanted to share the prologue with my blog readers. This piece itself is basically a standalone short story about the history of the world of the NewHome books. If you dig it, please consider checking out the novels at the links above.

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With Rigala 4 now in view, Papa adjusted the ship’s trajectory. The closer The Penance got to its destination, the more he could tell the planet would be a suitable place. It had an atmosphere; it had water; it had green land. From this distance, computers told him of new discoveries about Rigala 4 such as a 27-hour day cycle and temperature fluctuation that is less severe than Earth’s. The 52,300 passengers holding one-way tickets to the uninhabited planet would have a fighting chance at survival. Several officials who signed the banishment proceedings back on Earth felt it was more than the group deserved.

Papa wasn’t sure whether he agreed with the assessment of his superiors. He had spent spare moments on the journey observing his passengers and had developed sympathy for them. They were generally normal people who had made bad choices and found themselves in a tough spot. The majority were confined to sparse, narrow cells, alone, for 22.5 out of every 24-hour simulated day cycle. Electrified flooring herded them to and from meals and exercise – their only means of socialization. Continue reading

2015: My Year in Review

I think a lot of people found a lot of fault in 2015. I empathize with them. However, for me, it was a pretty big year on a lot of levels.

It began in quite a chaotic state. Kate’s job necessitated a move north to San Jose – an area I’m still struggling to appreciate in any meaningful way. The shift wasn’t made easier by my returning from tour less than a month before the shift started to take shape.

I went to Japan in March, by my lonesome. While I can lay out several reasons for the trip, I’m still not sure how to adequately explain the desire to go nor the end result. If anything, it strengthened my desire to be there and immerse myself in the country’s benefits. It became more relevant later in the year. Continue reading

7 Reasons to Buy My New Novel!

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My novel, The Siblings Who Shook The World, released today on Amazon Kindle. It’s the sequel to my first book, Still Man Fights. I’m very proud of the book, and I’m a pretty harsh critic of my own creative output. I would like you to check it out. Still not convinced? Well then, here are…

7 Reasons To Buy The Siblings Who Shook The World

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