Welcome to the new, improved and updated website, a task splendidly done by my friend and neighbor’s great skills have given the site a more professional look, while also making it much easier for you to navigate. My sincere thanks and appreciation for his hard work.

As many of you already know, my next book, The Fire of Heaven, will be available sometime in March. The official release date has yet to be set. When I know, I’ll let you guys know. It will be available in both trade paperback and e-book formats.

In this one, Detective Jack Dantzler is asked to look into a death that has been ruled a suicide. He’s reluctant to do so, but is intrigued when he learns that the victim died by drinking cyanide. He agrees to take a look at the case, but before he can get started, there is an explosion at a local medical clinic that kills one of the clinic employees. This case takes priority over the suicide death, and it becomes even more urgent when the clinic’s owner is murdered a few days later. As Dantzler works the two cases, he begins to realize that they just might somehow be linked. But are they? And if so, who is the link? (OK, that’s enough of a teaser. If you want more, you can read the excerpt.)

In other news, my first novel, What Matters Blood, will be re-released sometime later this year. I’m excited about that. This is the book that introduced the Dantzler character. It’s also a book that for several reasons (most of which were beyond my control) did not do very well, even though it did receive many favorable reviews. I’m hoping that given a second chance, it will reach many more readers.

I have several appearances scheduled during the next few months, and I’m hoping to add more once The Fire of Heaven is released.  When I get other book signing locations and dates, I’ll pass them along to you using the calendar that is on the top right of every page.

I’m excited about the upcoming release of The Fire of Heaven. It is my great hope that those of you who read the book will judge it to be worthwhile. My first goal is to please the reader. In the end, that’s what matters.