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February 2021 - My 3rd novel The Sins of the Past is available on Kindle and Paperback. I have a number of short stories that will be appearing in anthologies throughout 2021. I will share them as they become available. The 2nd serial has come to an end and while I will continue to share short stories, the world of Ephraim Godwin will be primarily visited in book form. In the next couple of weeks, I will share with you my plans for a new serial. Stay safe and as always, thanks for your continued support.

August 2020 is winding down and it's been a super bizarre year to say the least. I have 2 western-action-horror short stories on Amazon's Kindle Unlimited program. Click here for The Skin Walkers and here for To Stare Death in the Eyes Part one.

It’s May 2020 and my 2nd novel, The Pope Lick Massacre, is out for purchase.  As the Ephraim Godwin serial runs weekly, I will begin to package these chapters into a novelette series available on Kindle and possibly paperback – still working on the designs.  I want to say thanks for stopping by and ready my weekly posts.  It means a lot to me.  If you want to see ways you can help the Independent Writer, please visit my new page

Original Opening - I am in my 40s and recently quit my job of 20 years to take care of my ill son and to pursue my love of writing.  Within this blog, I hope to cover all the ups and downs I will face as I go from unpublished to published writer, while facing the challenges of being a stay at home dad to a teenager battling Crohns and colitis. Along the way I'll spout off on pop culture and revisit the entertainment that made me the person I am today.  My writing primarily falls under horror but I hope to branch out to other genres as I travel down this path. 

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