A Desert Storm-era USAF veteran, C.E. served four years in uniform before returning home to Indiana and worked for seventeen years as a criminal investigator. A long-time fan of pulp fiction and men's adventure, C.E. was first inspired to write by classics like The Destroyer and Doc Savage. When not authoring the latest in his own Stone Soldiers military thriller series, C.E. can be found watching B-movies with his kids or battling virtual communists on X-Box.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I had given up on getting past the slushpile gatekeepers then stumbled across an article about Aamzon's Direct Publishing Program for Kindle. I had completely missed it the first year it came out. I did some research and was shocked to learn that self-publishing had grown so much beyond the scam-ridden vanity publishing of the 1990s. I immediately set out to write something new and give it a shot.
Who are your favorite authors?
My favorite would be Warren Murphy- co-creator of The Destroyer action adventure series. He managed to blend mystery, adventure and science fiction/fantasy elements all together in one series that dripped with sarcastic humor. His writing partner, Richard Sapir, passed away years ago, but Mr. Murphy has soldiered on, writing, co-writing and supervising the Destroyer franchise.
I'm also fond of Piers Anthony, Keith Laumer, Lester Dent and Edgar Rice Burroughs- all writers who used wither action or humor, or both to tell great stories- then kept on telling those stories with sequel after sequel, expanding the little universes they had created.
A second prehistoric shapeshifter is loose in the modern world, joining his resurrected brother in ripping out and consuming the hearts of victims to steal their power, their memories and their form.
Colonel Mark Kenslir came back from the dead to defeat one shapeshifter. Can he hope to defeat two, or will he need help from two teens and an FBI psychic?