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The Lost Eleven is Now on Presale

  • The Lost Eleven: The Forgotten Story of Black American Soldiers Brutally Massacred in World War II

    I can now officially announce the forthcoming narrative nonfiction novel I coauthored with Denise George over the past year. It is my first major publishing house release (Random House / Penguin) and it went on pre-sale just a few days ago. The official release date is February 7, 2017.

    The story is based in part on the film I wrote and directed for the Ardennes Group and National Geographic, The Wereth Eleven. However this book brings in so much more that the film could not. 

  • The story begins at the outset of Hitler's planning of the Ardennes Offensive. Then we travel back with the 333rd Field Artillery Battalion to Camp Gruber, OK and their early grueling training on the 155mm howitzer. This is not a dry history text book but a riveting story with dialog and vivid scenes which bring the tale of the Wereth Eleven to life. My coauthor and I believe the feel of the story is similar to the Civil War film, Glory. It also matches the well with Band of Brothers. That series of course followed "Easy Company" from their early stateside training into their deployment in the ETO.

    I encourage you to check out the pre-order on Amazon and look more into the book at Penguin's website. It is available to order right now on Amazon and other outlets and I hope you will check it out. 

Check out my forthcoming novel, The Lost Eleven: The Forgotten Story of Black American Soldiers Brutally Massacred in World War II, based on the Wereth Eleven story. Available for pre-order now.


Ghost Carrier Amazon Kindle Giveaway Enter for a Chance to Win

Today in honor of Memorial Day weekend I launched a contest on Amazon.com At the link below you can enter to have the chance to win one of 5 kindle version copies of my just released novel, Ghost Carrier: They Died to Fight Another Day. The giveaway runs for 10 day or until all the prizes are claimed.

See this #AmazonGiveaway for a chance to win: Ghost Carrier: They Died to Fight Another Day (Kindle Edition). https://giveaway.amazon.com/p/ba475efbef139db8 NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Ends the earlier of June 8, 2016, or when all prizes are claimed. See Official Rules http://amzn.to/GArules.




Check out my forthcoming novel, The Lost Eleven: The Forgotten Story of Black American Soldiers Brutally Massacred in World War II, based on the Wereth Eleven story. Available for pre-order now.


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Ghost Carrier Has Released Today

Purchase Ghost Carrier on Amazon.

"The unforgettable story of the power of the bond between a father and a son."

Today just in time for our nation's patriotic holiday I am proud to announce that my paranormal military thriller, Ghost Carrier: They Died to Fight Another Day, has officially released in both print and on Kindle. Below are the links to check them out and purchase. Also I'd like to wish every one a happy and safe Memorial Day Weekend!

The Ghost Carrier story...

Frank Rusk hasn’t been sleeping well lately. He’s approaching his milestone 70th birthday. Each night for the past two weeks indescribable scenes of horror have awakened him. He is on an exploding ship in WWII, which is sinking fast. Men are burning alive all around him. He hears sailors cry out, “A Japanese torpedo hit the bomb bay! We are all going to die!”

In these nightmarish visions Frank realizes he is not a spectator watching but a sailor living them.  Everywhere he turns he sees buddies he knows taking their last breaths. Frank decides this horrifying scene must be what his father Joe Rusk experienced in his last moments alive before perishing on an aircraft carrier in November 1943. The sinking occurred just two months after Frank was born.

At his 70th birthday party before blowing the candles out on his cake Frank makes a wish he has kept secret his entire life; an impossible wish that defies time and the laws of the Universe. Frank yearns to rewrite history and have his Dad in his life. As Frank blows out the candles his father Joe's face materializes in the flames. Joe Rusk looks terrified and screams to Frank for help.
 
Unbeknown to Frank his father did not die in 1943 but entered a parallel dimension when his ship sank. Joe Rusk and the crew of the carrier are trapped in time on a parallel earth fighting a far superior Japanese naval force and America is losing the war. Outnumbered and out gunned the crew’s only hope is the unbroken soul connection Joe and Frank share. But will the father and son bond be strong enough to bring the doomed crew home?
Friday
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Announcing GHOST CARRIER Releasing May 27th

"Just in time for Memorial Day Weekend a military thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat."

It is has been more than two years since I released my last thriller, The Russian van Gogh. Today I am beyond excited and proud to officially announce the release of Ghost Carrier: They Died to Fight Another Day which will debut exclusively on Amazon.com on May 27, 2016.

The epic story was written over the span of nearly three years with many starts and stops. As a writer one is compelled to write and I felt driven not only to finish this story but make it the no-holds-barred absolute best "pager turner" it could possibly be. Early beta readers commented back to me that the scenes within the book were so, "vividly powerful that they brought them to tears." Others reported that they simply "could not put it down."

This is the most complex and layered story that I have ever written because I wanted to explore several themes simultaneously while providing a clear premise and a dual storyline - the hero's journey of both a father and a son. The story will satisfy the military thriller reader as well as those seeking a paranormal twist with a little alternative history thrown in. While all this sounds mind numbing the result is I believe one of the most thought provoking stories I have ever written. But of course the reader will be the final judge.

The Story:

Frank Rusk hasn’t been sleeping well lately. He’s approaching his milestone 70th birthday. Each night for the past two weeks indescribable scenes of horror have awakened him. He is on an exploding ship in WWII, which is sinking fast. Men are burning alive all around him. He hears sailors cry out, “A Japanese torpedo hit the bomb bay! We are all going to die!” 

In these nightmarish visions Frank realizes he is not a spectator watching these images but a sailor living them.  Everywhere he turns he sees buddies he knows taking their last breaths. Frank realizes this horrifying scene must be what his father Joe Rusk experienced in his last moments alive before perishing on the aircraft carrier USS Liscomb Bay in 1943. The sinking occurred just two months after Frank was born.

At his 70th birthday party before blowing the candles out on his cake Frank makes a wish he has kept secret his entire life; an impossible wish that defies the laws of the Universe. Frank yearns to rewrite history and have his Dad in his life. As Frank blows out the candles his father Joe's face materializes in the flames. Joe Rusk appears terrified and screams out to Frank for help.


Unbeknown to Frank his father did not die in 1943 but entered a parallel dimension when his ship sank. Joe Rusk and the crew of the carrier are trapped in time on a parallel earth during WWII fighting a far superior Japanese naval force and America is losing the war. Outnumbered and out gunned the crew's only hope is the unbroken soul connection Joe and Frank share. Will the father and son lifeline be strong enough to bring the doomed crew home? Only time and history will tell.

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