Fantasy and Science Fiction Super Sale

THIS SALE BEGINS ON FEBRUARY 17, 2016 Hello, Readers! Welcome to the Fantasy and Science Fiction Super Sale! All books below are priced at $0.99 or FREE. Enjoy! Disclaimer: I haven't read most of the books on this list. Authors assigned their own movie ratings.   TEEN...

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I Can’t Believe This Is My Life

If you know me, you know I've had an interesting life. If I were a superhero, my origin story is pretty solid. Maybe you don't know much of that story. A good place to get some info about my childhood and past would by my Thanks Series, here on this website. I think...

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A Serialized Story Anthology

Friends! Netizens! Countrypeople! Lend me your thoughts. I've been kicking around an idea for some time now and would like to get your thoughts. Say you saw a book on Amazon, or online at B&N, or other fine web establishments. It's called something awesome...

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On Dreams

Dreams. It's hard to know what to tell my kids about following their dreams. I spent years off and on following my dreams. I lost all of our money years ago pursuing a dream of being a financially stable business owner. I spent a few years working full time as a...

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Salt Lake Comic Con 2015

I am going to be at Salt Lake Comic Con 2015. That would be this week. I'll be there on Saturday only. I'm both excited and terrified. If you know me, you know I'm really hesitant about going into crowded places. I get really antsy when in a press of people. And I've...

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Share Bravery and Win a Signed Copy of BEAT

You can be the winner of the first copy of Beat signed by me- with my new author signature. Yes, I changed my author signature so it would be more cool. Cooler. More coolest. Here's a picture of my daughter showing you exactly where your name will go:   Take luck!...

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To the Closed Border Jackwagons

First off, I really shouldn't make an ad hominem attack on people who support closed borders. But right now, I'm deeply upset and I don't think I can write this without spitting a little. I am cutting back on my political activism and commentary. There are a couple of...

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Interview with Kevin Nielsen, Author of Sands

Kevin Nielsen is the author of the recently released Sands, published by my publisher, Future House Publishing. This is a cool book, guys. It reminded me a bit of Dune, but more than that it reminded me of The Blue Sword, which is part of Robin McKinley's Hero and the...

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Writing Pays This Much…

Hey guys. I have self-published a book and my second book just came out, published by Future House Publishing. I must be rich, right? Nope. Let's talk. I treat writing like a job. It's the job I want, the job I love, and probably the job I'm best at. What can I say? I...

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BEAT on June 18 and a CONTEST

Hey everyone. Much silence of late here, since I've been focusing on: Starting a new job in Seattle with Amazon Moving the family from Utah to Seattle (sell the house, buy a house, blah, blah, blah) Starting work on a new Old West Urban Fantasy novel, currently...

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My Tomb Rolls Recipe

I make Tomb Rolls for Easter. These are rolls that, when they're done and you open them, have a nifty open space in the middle. Empty space. Like Christ's tomb. So Tomb Rolls. Here's the recipe. The water and yeast are the only exact amounts. Everything else, I don't...

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Help Me Support Operation Underground Railroad

Friends and fans, I need your help supporting a cause I've been wishing I could support more. It's a group called O.U.R.- Operation Underground Railroad. This is an organization that is dedicated to seeking out and rescuing kidnapped children from slavery-- all too...

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Why is Pornography Bad?

Pornography. It seems like it's more and more becoming the subject of conversation, particularly on social media. And with stupendous organizations, such as OUR Rescue, freeing sex slaves and an absurd BDSM movie like Fifty Shades of Grey slated for wide release, it's...

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Three Takeaways from 2014

If you follow me here or on social media, or if you are one of my dear family and friends, you know that 2014 was quite a year for the me and my family. From a lost pregnancy to cancer, from a successful and productive career to a lost job, and from losing my last...

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Fact and Fiction in BEYOND THE CABIN

In the Important Notes section at the back of Beyond the Cabin, I point out that while this book is inspired by true events that happened to me, the novel is still a work of fiction. I stopped short of listing the events in Beyond the Cabin that are true and not true....

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Another Giveaway Contest: What Crazy Thing DIDN’T Happen?

Our first contest had a winner: Daron Fraley! Congratulations on being the randomly selected winner, Daron! Now for another contest. I'm going to list some of the wild events, punishments, and rules from my youth in the cult- not all of them happened to me. I'm also...

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Book Signing and Discussion

Great announcement today: I have a book signing all scheduled and everything! I'll be at Pioneer Book (450 West Center Street in Provo, Utah) on December 19th, from 4PM to 7PM. We will have around twenty copies of Beyond the Cabin to sell on site- which I am happy to...

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It’s a BEYOND THE CABIN Giveaway!

It's time to give away a signed, numbered copy of the trade paperback of BEYOND THE CABIN! You know you want it. The way to do this is easy! All you have to do is answer the following question in the comments and I will add you to a list of entrants: Question: What is...

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Cover Reveal for BEYOND THE CABIN

Hi everyone, Thanks to some truly inspired work by Nathan Shumate, cover artist/designer extraordinaire, Beyond the Cabin has a cover that I am very much in love with. Want to see it? Here you go:               What do you...

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Tasty Updates on BEYOND THE CABIN

Okay my friends, I'll post continuing updates to this here post. Let's kick things off, shall we? 1. I have a cover. I love said cover. I want to hug and kiss and maybe marry said cover. Okay, forget about the marry part. And the kissing part. I'll be revealing the...

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