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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  Within this blog, I hope to cover all the ups and downs I will face as I go from unpublished to published writer, while facing the challenges of being a stay at home dad to a teenager battling Crohns and colitis.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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Sharing is good for the soul

Updated: Nov 13, 2019

I've been dying to share what I've been working on as I get closer to releasing the first book, The Shadow Within. Of course, nothing ever works like it's supposed to and I've been in IT/marketing hell. So while I am unable to share everything I'm preparing I can share some pretty cool things...in my humble opinion of course.

So first I want to share the release date...December 13th, 2019. It's a Friday so I can always blame that when something blows up in my face last minute. The book will be available to order on Amazon as a paperback and for the Kindle initially. After I make a little more headway I may branch out to some other e-readers.

However, if you want to read a free PDF version of the book, I have it up on Booksprouts.co as a part of the ARC program. You can request a copy of the book but you have to leave a review as part of the program. It will be available there until November 28th. You can check out the requirements here.

I plan on running a contest and hope to have the final information any time. As soon as I do, I will share it so everyone can enter. If you are already signed up to this site you will get 1 entry.

Now to some of the fun stuff. Below you will find the front cover. I also am sharing some videos I made to advertise the book; I have a 30 sec, 60 sec, and lastly the full one which runs under 2 minutes.

The Shadow Within Cover

Short and sweet

A little longer but just as sweet

Explains it all but stays sweet

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