New York Times Bestselling Author & Entrepreneur


A parable (Shawshank Redemption meets Book of Job)

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Chief Finn is back, in his most suspenseful thriller yet!

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A sequel to the blockbuster Barry Award-nominated thriller Steel Fear

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What I Do

I have a passion for great writing. Excellence is one of my most cherished core values.

The exquisite beauty of a powerful idea expressed in words, whether through a single sentence or a 700-page novel, is something that has stirred my soul since as long as I can remember.

So . . . What I do: I search out transformational ideas and stories and bring them to life in words.



P.S. To get monthly updates on my latest books, click here.

P.P.S. To have a peek at my wedding pictures from 8-8-08, click here (and to read our vows, click here).

My Dinner with José

My Dinner with José

I recently sat down with the accomplished Honduran author/screenwriter José H. Bográn for an interview for ITW’s monthly magazine, The Big Thrill. It was, as you will have already guessed … a big thrill.

On the Hot Seat

On the Hot Seat

I recently sat down for an interrogation — I’m sorry, I mean INTERVIEW — with crime writer Elena Hartwell Taylor. Here’s the confession she pried out of me.


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