Friday, January 3, 2020

The Carpenter is #1!

The Carpenter is a book that actually sprang into my head a few years ago. As you might guess, it took a little time to get all the words on paper, but I was overjoyed when the novel was finally finished. Even better was the reception that the book received from readers, as the response has been overwhelmingly positive. And now things have simply become fantastic:

The Carpenter is #1 in three categories!


Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,803 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
     #1 in Religious Biblical Fiction
     #1 in Christian Fantasy
     #1 in Religious Science Fiction & Fantasy





Needless to say, I feel incredibly blessed. I'm fortunate in that the book seems to have appeal and readers like the story.

My hope, of course, is that the book continues to find success, and that said success means that it is somehow inspiring.

Regardless, I'm indescribably humbled by this and grateful to readers for taking a chance on my work. My thanks to you all and I hope the new year brings you much success and joy!

(P.S. The Carpenter is now on sale for 99 cents!)

Monday, May 20, 2019

New Release - The Carpenter: A Retelling of the Story of Joseph of Nazareth

I am proud to announce that The Carpenter: A Retelling of the Story of Joseph of Nazareth has now been released:

Joseph, a master craftsman and carpenter, stokes the ire of his family when he weds his pregnant (and seemingly unfaithful) betrothed, Mary. Pious, devout, and guided by the dictates of Heaven, Joseph has no issue with taking Mary – who still claims to be a virgin – as his wife and committing himself to the protection of her child, whom he senses is extraordinary. 

However, there are others who are also aware of how special the child is, and not all have its best interests at heart. Among these is the despot Herod, whose oppressive rule and wanton cruelty are legendary. Deeply troubled by a prophecy concerning a King to Come, the tyrant is committed to finding – and eliminating – this threat to his reign. (And, having already murdered members of his own family in order to maintain power, Herod has no qualms about killing a baby.) In addition, there are forces beyond the ken of men that also recognize the singular nature of Mary’s child, and which are determined to keep the salvation that the babe represents out of mankind’s reach.

All of these factions and more converge on Mary and Joseph as they trek from Nazareth to Bethlehem in hopes of starting a new life. On a journey fraught with peril, Joseph fights to protect Mary and her unborn child from danger on all sides, including the elements, bandits, and Herod’s legions – as well as an utterly evil and otherworldly demonic force determined to stamp out mankind’s only hope of redemption.

Armed with little more than his wits, his faith, and his carpenter’s hammer, Joseph must face impossible odds to safeguard not only his family, but mankind’s future…



The novel is available for pre-order at all major retailers, including AmazonBarnes & NobleKobo, and Apple/iTunes.  I hope you enjoy this book, and thanks in advance for your support.


Thursday, May 9, 2019

Now Available for Pre-Order: The Carpenter

As noted in the title, The Carpenter: A Retelling of the Story of Joseph of Nazareth is now available for pre-order.  This book was a passion project, and I'm happy to be able to tell this story:

Joseph, a master craftsman and carpenter, stokes the ire of his family when he weds his pregnant (and seemingly unfaithful) betrothed, Mary. Pious, devout, and guided by the dictates of Heaven, Joseph has no issue with taking Mary – who still claims to be a virgin – as his wife and committing himself to the protection of her child, whom he senses is extraordinary. 

However, there are others who are also aware of how special the child is, and not all have its best interests at heart. Among these is the despot Herod, whose oppressive rule and wanton cruelty are legendary. Deeply troubled by a prophecy concerning a King to Come, the tyrant is committed to finding – and eliminating – this threat to his reign. (And, having already murdered members of his own family in order to maintain power, Herod has no qualms about killing a baby.) In addition, there are forces beyond the ken of men that also recognize the singular nature of Mary’s child, and which are determined to keep the salvation that the babe represents out of mankind’s reach.

All of these factions and more converge on Mary and Joseph as they trek from Nazareth to Bethlehem in hopes of starting a new life. On a journey fraught with peril, Joseph fights to protect Mary and her unborn child from danger on all sides, including the elements, bandits, and Herod’s legions – as well as an utterly evil and otherworldly demonic force determined to stamp out mankind’s only hope of redemption.

Armed with little more than his wits, his faith, and his carpenter’s hammer, Joseph must face impossible odds to ensure the safety and survival of not only his family, but mankind’s future…

The novel is available for pre-order at all major retailers, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and Apple/iTunes.

Thanks in advance for your support.


Friday, April 19, 2019

Hello World

Needless to say, this is my first blog post. Just trying to get my sea legs under me at the moment, so nothing of tremendous import to convey just yet.  (I'm writer, so I'm working on a book release and can hopefully report on that soon.)