Sunday, September 25, 2022

Leonard the Great Book Signing


Signed a bunch of my books last night for good friend and Leonard the Great superfan, Coleen. Thanks, Coleen!
#ya #fantasy #leonardthegreat #dragonfriend #giantkiller #elvenking 

Friday, September 9, 2022

Dragonfriend is in Prime Reading!

"We are excited to inform you the following title is included in the Prime Reading program on Dragonfriend: Leonard the Great, Book One...we look forward to introducing your work to even more readers." Yay!  



 #ya #fantasy #fantasybookseries #dragons #dragonfriend #PrimeReading #PleaseShare

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

The Best Young Adult and Middle Grade Fantasy Books for Readers of All Ages

The best young adult and middle grade fantasy books for readers of all ages

Sez who? Sez me!

Since I'm a fantasy author and they're adding a fantasy section on their new book discovery website,  I was asked by the folks at to come up with a "top five style" list of some of my favorite YA/MG fantasy reads. 

What's cool is they're also featuring me and Dragonfriend on my list's page.

My "all ages" premise is that you don't need to be a "young adult" or a "middle grade student" to enjoy quality reads aimed at these age groups. The whole thing was a bit of a challenge as I read A LOT of YA/MG sf/f, and I have A LOT of favorites--but I persevered and was able to narrow it down to five titles. You're welcome. 😉 

My list of favorites includes some classics of the fantasy genre along with a couple of excellent titles you may not have heard about. If you click on the link below, you'll be taken to my list's page on the Shepherd site. Once there you'll see the books I chose (Spoiler Alert: they're the same books shown in the image at the top of this post) and learn what I liked about them.

Check out MY YA/MG LIST, then stick around to find additional fun offerings like this list of books that contain supernatural MAGIC.

The links on the Shepherd site are Amazon affiliate links (as are most of the links on my website), but that never costs you, the reader, anything. 

I'm liking what I'm seeing at Shepherd. In my opinion, it's a fun, free way for authors to get their books in front of more readers. Check them out!

#dragonfriend #fantasy #fantasybooks #YA #middlegrade #fun !

Saturday, August 20, 2022

LOTR Posters: Framed and on the Wall


Finally got these framed and on the wall. Only took 10+ years. 

Bought these at a so cal store called Aahs! where they have bins filled with movie posters. Had to have them!

Monday, August 1, 2022

Ghost Star Scores Kindle Book Deal for August 2022

From my awesome publishers: 

"The Kindle Press team is excited to let you know that Ghost Star will be promoted via Teen & Young Adult Kindle book deals in the US marketplace, starting 8/1/2022 and running through 8/31/2022. 

Your book will be offered at 0.99 USD during the promotion period." 

Nice! I'm excited about this as Kindle Book Deals are always a great way to introduce new readers to Galen and his adventures. Thanks, Kindle Press!

CLICK HERE to get your deal.

Housekeeping note: The currently Untitled Sequel to  Ghost Star is scheduled for publication in late September of this year. Yay!


Saturday, July 9, 2022

My 2022 Walk to End Alzheimer's Fundraiser


My 2022 Walk to End Alzheimer's Fundraiser

My mom, Pat, suffers from this disease. My father-in-law, Jerry, suffered from Alzheimer's/dementia until recently when he passed away.

The 2022 Walk to End Alzheimer's is my small way of fighting back. This year, my local Walk is happening on Saturday, October 8th, 2022 in Santa Clarita, California.

Please donate what you can to support the efforts of the Alzheimer's Association. Any amount will help.

To donate, CLICK HERE. You'll be taken to my official Alzheimer's Association fundraising page.

Thank you for joining the fight! #ENDALZ #Walk2EndAlz 💓

Thursday, July 7, 2022

Olive's Safety Tip #6

Olive's Safety Tip #6: When scary things like towels fall from the sky on laundry day, the man makes a good defensive shield. #olivetheborderterrier #laundryday #upstairsdownstairs #scarytowels

Eater of the Dead: A Dragon Friend Excerpt

Just in time for Halloween! Check out a featured Dragon Friend excerpt on the BestSelling Reads blog: "The spooky season is upon us! H...