The main things you need to know about me is that I am an avid reader myself and that I write what I love to read--action-packed, fast-paced, novels into which I try to inject a touch of humor and a bit of useful information about preparing for emergencies.
Another thing you should know is that I honor my readers by trying my best to deliver an entertaining and complete tale in each novel. Even when I’m writing a trilogy or a series I will not leave you hanging because I never want my readers to feel cheated. Far from it. In an ideal world I want for you to look forward to my next novel with the same sense of eager anticipation I have at the release of each of Robert Crais’ books.
The major influences on my writing style comes from the authors I love to read--Louis L’Amour, Stephen King, Frank Herbert, J.R.R Tolkien and Elmore Leonard to name but a few.
Aside from The Dying Time: Impact, which has already been released, I have other manuscripts I'm in the process of formatting for release as ebooks. Among them are:
TAP DOUBT: Terrorists are poisoning America's water supplies using an environmental cleanup firm as cover for their activities. Ousted CEO Nick Kuiper hires a beautiful con artist and her legendary grifter father to get his company back. When they tumble to the plot all hell breaks loose.
AMERICAN JIHAD: When the towers fell on 9/11, American Arab Aden Saud lost his parents and ended up with a piece of shrapnel in his head, leaving him with a burning desire to take the war to the terrorists--one bullet at a time. But can he and the CIA operative assigned to stop him prevent a new attack on American soil?
AFTER THE DYING TIME: (Sequel to THE DYING TIME: IMPACT and Book 2 in THE DYING TIME TRILOGY) In a post-Impact world there are Kings, subjects, slaves and those desperately fighting to remain free. Twelve years after The Dying Time Impact, Joseph Scarlatti reigns as King of California, or at least that’s what he’s called to his face. Behind his back the words tyrant, butcher, monster and cannibal are spoken softly in fear of being overheard. His spies are everywhere. His empire spans the remains of the entire West Coast. But his need for power is all consuming so he invades the Colorado Freeholds and the Nation of Deseret (formerly Utah) and he hasn’t forgotten about gaining control of the top secret weapon that can assure him of world domination.
On the moon, where the crew of the International Space Station relocated to survive, a mutiny is brewing. The population is growing, resources are getting scarce, their power supply is failing and people are getting sick of military rule.
There’s also a growing fear that if anyone on Earth gains control of The Weapon they’ll use it against Luna City and plans are hatched to destroy the space based laser.
Meanwhile, Havoc’s twin is hurtling toward Earth and that weapon is the only thing that can prevent another Dying Time.
As a prepper living in the desert Southwest I'm concerned about water quality and availability, how to maximize use of our abundant solar energy on our mini-homestead and how to grow non-GMO, heirloom vegetables sustainably.