Your Story Dies With You

Your Story Dies With You. It's rather self-explanitory, but anyway, the idea is that every person on this earth (that's right, every last one of us) has a story to tell, and it should be told before it's too late. For thousands of years, storytelling has been a central part of how humans have communicated--stories have been passed down through generations, sharing knowledge, family history, and the odd tale with a moral that was forgotten years ago. Everyone has a story to tell, and you should tell it, now while you have the chance, because your story dies with you.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

NEW RELEASE coming soon

It's been several months since I have released anything new on, and finally I am ready to do so again. Since Buried Alive: the story of Octavia Hatcher has been the most popular, I've decided to continue it in the form of a series of short stories based on historical events. My next release will be on March 25th, 2013. That date is very important in revealing what the story is about. Feel free to guess, or you can wait and see. :-)

Tuesday, February 26, 2013


It was just called to my attention that one very awesome person took the time to not only read, but also review, one of my stories Buried Alive: the story of Octavia Hatcher on The reviewer says:

"This is a very short story, but a good one. It was short and to the point and well written. It's hard to say it's a good story (which it was in regards to the author) when it is a story of such a sad and horrible event. It's also hard to say I would recommend it because I know a few people who really could not read it because it would bother them too much. It should be considered a horror story based on a true event.

So with that said, if you can read about horrible events without it bothering you very much then I would recommend this short story because it is so well written you almost feel like you are going through the same events with Octavia and her husband James."

I'm thrilled to have such a postive and honest review of my work! Thank you to all who have taken the time to read my writing. And please leave a review if you like it. :-)

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The Box of Secrets--Free Valentine's Day Promotion

The Box of Secrets is free in the kindle store on Valentine's Day only, so head on over on the 14th and get your free copy. :-) Sit down and enjoy a love story in honor of the day. Happy Valentine's Day!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Thank You

Today I had the honor to walk across the stage and receive not only a Gold Key award from the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, but also an "American Voices" nomination. I got to see many other teen artists and writers in Indiana and Ohio, who earned recognition for their work; after watching them receive their awards and catching glimpses of their works, I felt even more honored to have received the awards I did, especially the nomination for "American Voice." I wanted to say thank you to all the people who have read my work--thank you for your encouragement, and for taking the time to read my writing. And thank you for your suggestions in helping me make my stories better.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Free Short Story/Poetry

Love Me Anyway is free in the Kindle store this weekend!

Have you ever read a book written in poetry? In my sixteen years of plundering the library shelves for anything and everything of interest that I hadn't read yet (when you go to the same library for several years, you have a chance to read most of the books on any given shelf) I've found some interesting books that have influenced my writing. One such book, (and since I have read several others) was written as poetry. POETRY! It blew my mind  that anyone in this modern day and age could write one huge poem and turn it into a book, even though the idea stretches way back to the times of the Ancient Greeks. I decided to try my hand at it, and even though I didn't succeed as much as I had hoped, seeing as I never finished the entire book, I gained a greater appreciation for poets. One of my e-books is available for free this weekend (Feb. 9th & 10th) in the Amazon Kindle store--it's written in free verse, and I thought you might like it, especially since Valentine's Day is coming up soon. What better time to dwell on relationships and the marks, both good and bad, they can leave on our lives? "Love Me Anyway" is a little off the beaten track, so if you get a free copy and read it, let me know what you think. :-) If you like it, feel free to leave a review on Amazon for others to see.