2022-05-22

Abandon Us will be published on June 21, 2022–the summer solstice! The final edit of the manuscript and the audiobook recording are in progress. Click on the following images to read or listen to Chapter 1 of Abandon Us.

2022-04-02

There is a trend on social media, primarily TikTok, where readers are encouraged to return books they have already read, taking away substantial earnings from indie authors like myself and small publishing houses. This is reminiscent of Audible’s situation a year or so ago, where readers were found returning audiobooks after they were fully listened…

2021-12-30

Congratulations to the book drawings winners Free Audio Book Kym Riedel Macrina Lane Lisa Pedroza Free Kindle eBook Brenda Tokash Chris Carter Karen West Laurie Hamilton Nancy Lowe The winners have been sent a one-time access code via email. More Changes To Win New book drawings occur every 3-4 weeks until some time in the…

2021-09-07

It has been nine months since Forgive Us was published, with Abandon Us steadily on the way. I always suggest for the people I give copies to leave their reviews and honest opinions. Most people love the tri-story setting of Forgive Us, while criticism varies. One of the criticisms I often receive is about my…

2021-05-15

The time of year when we take a moment to remember those fallen in battle is just around the corner. My Great Grandfather Martti (pictured with my grandmother below) died in WWII fighting the Soviets for Finland during the Continuation War. This left my Great Grandmother Saara and her sons all on their own (the…

2021-05-01

A reviewer asked me how a book gets published. I thought this was an interesting question so I decided to describe how Forgive Us hit the virtual bookshelves around the world. During the creation of the manuscript, I work with my father who gives me ongoing feedback. I write in Google docs so that it’s…

2021-04-29

Forgive Us has now hit Audible! Hear for yourself the surreal experience with narrator Craig Bowles.  WHAT INSPIRED FORGIVE US? For Forgive Us, there were many inspirations I had for the book, both consciously and subconsciously. The movies 9 and Wall-E were strong influences. I watched both as a kid, so the worlds they painted had a…