It’s been a while coming, but I finally have something new to put up. My novella, Mata Hari: One Life For Another is now available in paperback and eBook.

The story revolves around one of the greatest spies of all time.

As Europe tore itself apart during the first World War, one woman danced and ignored the horror. At least until the truth was exposed. Mata Hari, famed dancer and courtesan, found herself facing a death sentence for spying, but the British Secret Service make her an officer she can’t refuse. She can avoid a hangman’s noose on the condition that she kills a German general. The problem for Mata is that the man in question is the man she loves.

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First post of 2020. OK, I’m behind schedule.

It’s been a while since I updated my websites, Facebook pages, and everything. 2019 was a bad year for my writing career. Personally, I had many good things happen, however the writing portion of my life suffered.

Many factors came together like a perfect storm to derail things, but at the end of the day, I just didn’t get my projects accomplished.

The second draft of book four in the Voodoo Rumors series is complete but undergoing a complete rewrite. I have a short story collection in the works. Plus, I’m considering editing an anthology or two.

So, if you see an increase in ads or posts about my books, it’s because I’m trying to get back on track with my marketing.

Good comments and positive thoughts are always appreciated.



What’s the latest?

I really need to be updating things more often…

Great news! The Blood Red Ruby is out in audio. Murdoch Pennington does a great job in bring the voice of Thomas Dietrich to life. Click the image to go to and listen to a sample.


The audio version of book two, The Last Encore is in the works.


Currently, I’m way behind on book Four, Wild Pooch. This novel will find Dietrich and Natalie bouncing around Nashville, collecting clues, and chatting up suspects. Is there an untamed werewolf in town? The mangled bodies of four women would suggest so, but Dietrich isn’t sure.

Wild Pooch will be out in mid-October, if all goes according to plan.

Audio, Audible, and book 3.

Hey folks,

Sorry for the lack of news, as of late. Things have been hectic. However, that isn’t to say that the wait hasn’t been worth it.

First off, let me say that book three of the Voodoo Rumors series, A Penny For Luck, is now available on Kindle and the print version will go on sale within a few days. 

Book three takes place in Memphis, as Dietrich and Natalie make a stop for the night on a much-needed vacation. The following morning, things for Dietrich are fuzzy and events from the night before lead to a whirlwind adventure around the city.

In addition to the new release, I’m happy to say that the audio versions of books one, two and three are in the beginning stages. With luck, we’ll see The Blood Red Ruby by early fall of this year.

Book four is progressing nicely. Here is a hint about the plot, werewolf murder mystery.

I’ll keep you up to date on more happens. In the meantime, join the mailing list, read the editor’s corner and see what Dana has been up to, and drop me a line if you have questions or remarks about the books.




The Last Encore – Voodoo Rumors book 2

I’m proud to announce that the second book in the Voodoo Rumors series is now available. The Last Encore follows Thomas Dietrich and his girl Natalie as they work to solve a rash of vampiric killings outside of a popular Nashville nightclub. The clues all lead to sinister forces working in the music industry, and their connection to an old blues singer named Spence Danger.

Dietrich and Natalie find their lives on the line as they follow the trail to a dark conclusion.


The Last Encore follows up on the characters and landscape first established in book one of the Voodoo Rumors series, The Blood Red Ruby.  While the series follows a loose timeline, each book is written to be a stand-alone story, allowing readers to jump into the series at any point.


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Covers for books 3 and 4

With the official launch of the second Voodoo Rumors book, ‘The Last Encore’ this Saturday, I wanted to go ahead and give everyone a sneak peek at books three and four. Coming in May, ‘ A Penny for Luck’ will see Dietrich roaming the streets of Memphis in an attempt to save his girl’s soul. Book four, coming in July is ‘Wild Pooch’. It will be exploring the werewolf families that call Nashville home.

Cover Reveal for The Last Encore

Cover Reveal for The Last Encore


Vampires are a constant menace for Thomas Dietrich but in Book Two of the Voodoo Rumors series, he gets more than he bargained from the start.

Finding three bodies, drained of blood outside of one of Nashville’s blues club,  he finds himself facing off against one of the most powerful vampire families in the country.

The Last Encore will be available on March 24, 2018.

The Blood Red Ruby – Two weeks away.

The official release of The Blood Red Ruby, the first in the Voodoo Rumors series is just two weeks away.

One gem, five men, forty-eight hours of sheer terror.

Book two, The Last Encore will be released in March and then a new book in the series, every other month for the rest of 2018.

If the series is successful, then I’ll continue writing more for 2019.

The series mixes the hardboiled P.I. genre with the darkest elements of the paranormal. Set in 1950’s Nashville, Thomas Dietrich is cynical yet idealistic; amorous yet full of despair. He’s a man capable of harsh violence and unfettered compassion in a world where the darkest things walk the streets of his city at night.

Cover reveal for The Blood Red Ruby

“Without magic, there is no art. Without art, there is no idealism. Without idealism, there is no integrity. Without integrity, there is nothing but production.”
― Raymond Chandler

I like to think I put a generous amount of magic into everything I write. My latest project is set for release in February 2018. It’ll be the first in a 6 book series. Well, series implies that you have to read each book in order. These are written so that you can pick up any book and enjoy the story.

I am mixing the hardboiled P.I. genre with the darkest elements of the paranormal to create the Voodoo Rumors stories.

Set in 1950’s Nashville, Thomas Dietrich is cynical yet idealistic; amorous yet full of despair. He’s a man capable of harsh violence and unfettered compassion in a world where the darkest things walk the streets of his city at night.

And with that, may I present the cover for The Blood Red Ruby.


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