The Ship’s Carpenter was released on Sept. 12, 2019, by FireShip Press. Please go to, Amazon UK, Barnes & Noble, Apple, Kobo, or your favorite bookstore to order your copy in paperback or ebook.

Updates on Captains of the Renown (working title)

June 2020 – FireShip Press wants to publish it…YES! So now comes the contract, cover art suggestions, back of the book copy, new edits, marketing strategies, and lots of loose ends that need tidied up. I also have to finish up on the 3rd book of the series (no title yet) which is about 70% written so far. I’ve been working on it for years in pieces, so now I have to weave it all together. It’ll be a bit different than either of the first two books and deals more with just a few characters, and they’re all French! Oh, wait—no, a few of them are Choctaw. Well, that should cause you to pause in wonder. And it’s all based on a true story and still features la Renommée, the frigate.

Apr. 2020 – OK. Book is done and is on the way to FireShip Press. I hope they like it!

Mar. 2020 – The beta readers did a fantastic job. Every one of them gave great feedback and suggested super ideas to make the reading better.

Jan. 2020 – Today I finished the rewrites and grammar, spelling, punctuation checks. The book will be sent out to my beta readers this week. I can’t wait to see what they think of it.

Dec. 2019 – I’ve just completed the story. Woohoo! The climatic ending (IMHO) is a bell-ringer. Now I can focus on the long, drawn out process of rewrites and edits before I send it out to my beta readers.

Nov. 2019 – I estimate I have just one or two small incidents to create and then I’ll be on to the BIG CLIMAX of the story. I hope.

Oct. 2019 – I was sidelined by marketing projects for awhile but I’m back on the book. Came up with a neat idea yesterday to pull me out of a bind.

Aug. 2019 – I am feverishly trying to finish up the next book in the Tween Sea & Shore Series that continues the story of Abraham and Yvette and the characters in The Ship’s Carpenter and introduces new historical figures that add political intrigue, revenge, and surprises. Look for it at press shortly.


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FREE Book Giveaway for November Has Ended

The November free giveaway of two of my books came to a close. The drawing was held November 15, 2019 and the winners were notified by email. Congratulations to Steve and Devon. If you’d like a chance to win a copy in future drawings, go to the home page and enter your email address. It’s FREE to enter.


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