I’m elated to announce that my new novel is now available from Severed Press! SHARKWATER BEACH hit digital bookshelves yesterday. I was doing so many happy dances that I didn’t have time to make a post about it. So, without further delay, here it is: SHARKWATER BEACH. 


SYNOPSIS: Beneath the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, the biggest predator on the planet hunts, craving the flesh and blood of every creature it can sink its teeth into. Detective Jill McCourty receives a phone call from her old college professor when a mangled body washes up on the shores of Sharkwater Beach. Together they must discover what stalks the waters around the private island and stop it before it reaches the mainland. But how do you stop something so enormous, something so unique that it may have existed in another time?

Jill vows to make sure what happens at Sharkwater Beach, stays at Sharkwater Beach.


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The first novella I ever wrote was The Thin Veil, and it was originally published a little over four years ago. It can be described as Stranger Things meets Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Recently, I decided to give the old book a little update. In this new version you’ll find a few improvements, nothing major, just a few revisions I should have included the original publication. Also, this new edition will contain two previously unpublished short stories, “PURPLE CHEESE” and “NO MAKEUP”, the latter being one of my personal favorites.

Here’s a small sample of “NO MAKEUP”:

He stepped closer once again, this time going all the way, within a finger’s stretch. He hovered around her, tilting his head back and forth, observing the faded blemish from all angles.

Philip?” Gavin asked.

Her eyes found the floor again.

That bastard.”

It wasn’t his fault.” She sniffled. Her nose gargled the soup within as her eyes birthed tears from their corners.

Gavin put a hand on her shoulder. Although they weren’t friends and never once spoke outside of break room run-ins and business-related phone calls, they felt close in that moment. Janice Lesley strolled into the room casually and glanced up from her morning itinerary. She spotted them and opened her mouth to speak. Gavin waved her off before her concerned words hit the air. She disappeared back the way she came and Gavin turned back to Anne, placed his injured hand around her back, draped his arm over her shoulder, and pulled her close. She rested her head on his chest and cried. He immediately felt the wetness on his shirt and tie, but he didn’t care—in that moment he felt mighty and important and more than average.

It’s okay,” he told her. “It’s going to be okay.”

But it wouldn’t and she knew it.


I do love that story and I’m glad I can include it in this novella.

Lastly, I’d like to give a huge shout-out to James Keen – “Toeken” for providing his artistic talents – this cover is one amazing piece of art. I’ve been a fan of his work for quite some time and to have him do the cover for The Thin Veil was simply a dream come true. Thanks, James.


Well, that’s all I got for today. I should have a few more releases in 2017. Keep checking the blog, as I will have news and more author interviews coming soon! As always, you can get exclusive news, updates, and even win free books by signing up for my newsletter (click here!). Come to think of it, I do have a few copies of the new The Thin Veil to give away… **rubs hands together vigorously**

You can check out the new edition by clicking here!