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Welcome to my website, where you can learn a bit about me, my books, upcoming events and some of my ramblings on various issues as they pertain to reading, writing and publishing. You will also find contact information on this website. Please feel free to contact me with any and all questions, and I will be happy to respond.

I'd like to thank the Imperial Valley Press, a newspaper near and dear to my heart where I worked as a reporter for fourteen years—and learned to write—for hosting this website.

The new book is here!
The Dangerous Legacy released on April 24.

It has been a long journey toward publication, but we finally made it. I am so thankful to my editors, especially Cindy Vallar for her knowledge of The Golden Age of Piracy, and to the team at Tell-Tale Publishing, who believed in the book and supported it. I am so excited to share this book with you, from its exciting cover to a story I think both middle grade and young adult readers will enjoy – really anybody who likes a good pirate tale will enjoy it.

The pirate world in this novel is well researched and authentic. It mixes real-life pirates and pirate hunters with my imagined characters and does so in a seamless way that fits in with the true pirates’ lifetimes. It mixes history with time travel, magic and fantasy. I hope you all will enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. The Dangerous Legacy is book one in a short series.

About the book

Thin, pale, awkward, bullied, Sam Every is a thirteen year old who finds comfort among his friends and his days at the beach. The ocean beckons to him. It is where he feels safest. Fitting in no longer matters when he is near the Pacific’s rolling waves. Gazing toward the endless blue where it touches the horizon, he imagines the ports he might someday reach and ponders his future.

Little does he know an apparition—a hauntingly beautiful girl from the sea—will lead him farther from his home than he could ever dream, for destiny has given him a dangerous legacy.