Once Upon a WolfPack

The idea was simple: form a group of authors based on the mantra, “Do good things for the right reasons.” We are a pack – #WolfPackAuthors. Together, we expand exposure for our books, help one another with all aspects of the process, pick each other up when the lonely life of writing gets us down.

As with wolves, words can be dangerous or healing. The reintroduction of the wolf, hunted to the brink of extinction, carries such far-reaching results as to make vegetation grow on what was once barren, and to change the paths of rivers. Considering these powerful facts, we chose to donate the proceeds of this anthology to Lockwood Animal Rescue Center /LARC, a facility with a unique mission. They are one of the few organizations focused heavily on wolves, integrating military veteran rehabilitation into the caretaking process.

In this collection of work, you will find a showcase of many of our members’ talents: A young girl betrothed to a werewolf, yet her father, a human, is the true monster. Two snipers who lay in wait, an otherworldly supreme being watching them, in the form of a majestic wolf. A she-wolf sets her sights on a young woman, married to the man she loved. The paradoxical story of the big bad wolf, who through no fault of his own sets out on a calamity filled adventure. A batch of witty private investigators at work solving crime. A sarcastic banshee, a shapeshifting detective, and a vampire, all friends, investigate a string of murders. There are many others, varied in style or genre.

Come on an adventure with the WolfPackAuthors. We’ve got the stories you want; together, we hope to make the world a better place for wolves, humans, and those who dare to dream.

Cozy Mystery – Yuletime at Cherrywood Hall: Veronica Cline Barton
Fairy Tale/ Parody – Unfairy Prosecuted: J.W. Crawford
Fairy Tale – Poppy: Tia Fanning
Fantasy/ Supernatural – For the Love of the Pack: Sharon Lopez
Horror/ Meta horror – The Untold One: B.L. Clark
Horror – Frost Harbor: Alexander Pain
Literary – Omega Road: Lee M. Tipton
Magical Realism – An Early Snow: Andi Marchal
P.I./ Detective – The Wolf: Joe Congel
P.I./ Detective, Cozy Mystery – Mrs Solberg’s Problem: CW Hawes
Poetry – Wolf Pack United: Angie-Marie Delsante
Poetry – Welcome to the Den: Lori Katherine
Romance/ Supernatural – The Soap Maker’s Mother: Christina van Deventer
Science Fiction/ Military – Sacha: Jeff DeMarco
Science Fiction/ Paranormal – Wolf Cry: Z Gottlieb
Science Fiction/ Paranormal – Circus of the Night: Stefan Angelina McElvain
Urban Fantasy – True Nature : Luna Selas

Born of Chaos

What would you die for? Erica’s saga continues in the second installment of the Ruler of Ashes Series – a post-apocalyptic military science fiction thriller. Crimson Sky has ravaged the Earth, and transformed humans into Apex Predators known as ‘hunters.’

The Order, once sure of their superiority, have been driven beneath the Earth; betrayed by their creations – The Children of the Order, a genetically manipulated race gifted with superhuman capabilities. An ancient evil has emerged – technologically advanced, otherworldly and deadly. Alliances will shift, as The Children align with what they believe is ideologically right.

The Wonderful World of Marketing

First off, Thanks Emit Blackwell and Apocalypse Guys. I did back to back interviews about my novel Into Armageddon this week. Check them out here:

Emit Blackwell Show Listen here: simplecast.com/s/84cf7233

Apocalypse guys read here:

And as always, check out my apocalyptic science fiction novel ‘Into Armageddon’ read here:

What a crazy week. I’ve had to back off the #WolfPackAuthors initiatives (website building and recruitment), and I’ve said “Give me two weeks,” to a few folks interested in joining. We’ve joined forces with Indies United Publishing House and FauphTalk Fiction (See promoted sites page). Working on a few things that will streamline the promotion process. i.e. building a standard set of tweets, integrate automation. I’ve seen my followers grow to over 4,000 in two months. Oh… and I have another interview at my local library next week.

I feel as though I’m spread a little thin with work, but all good problems to have, so i’m not complaining. I have decided… blogging really isn’t my thing. I don’t like non-fiction – real life (the political spectrum and global issues in particular) is so dreary, whereas the little world in my head is a whole lot more exciting. This “Blog” going forward will be for promotional purposes and writing updates (at least i’ve got that figured out.) Guess i’ll just keep on, keepin’ on – writing, editing, marketing (but mostly writing, that’s the fun part.)


The product of unchecked genetic manipulation, Erica may hold the key to humanity’s survival. Born in an underground genetics facility, along with ten other children of The Order, a pseudo-Christian terrorist group, she’s been hunted. On the run for over fifteen years, her only wish is to live free and in peace.

Now, the world has changed. Human apex predators – Hunters, roam freely; humanity has bound together in pockets of resistance. The children of The Order have turned on their masters in a race for supremacy; spread out across the country, systematically taking over key military installations. They are unchallenged but for one… Erica. Will she run, as she always has or risk losing all she holds dear – her freedom, her family, her very existence?


The Death of a Hero

Likely you didn’t know him, but you should have. He wasn’t a famous celebrity or politician, rather he was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, cousin, friend and… golfer. In his professional life, he worked each day to provide for his family. In his retirement, he lived a quiet life, surrounded by family; he golfed and traveled often.

To me, he was ‘Grandpa Fred,’ the soft spoken, but ever present patriarch of my family. To me, he was a guiding hand in the most difficult of times. A man that supported my ambitions, when I was unsure of them myself.

I expect those that did know him would love nothing more than an afternoon, sitting and talking with him.

His life is an ideal to strive for. Mourn his passing, of course, but more than that, celebrate the life of a truly GOOD man, for there are so few today.


The Order, a mysterious and powerful organization, has infiltrated the U.S. government at the highest levels, bent on remaking humanity in its image. Deep in their underground genetics facility, they’ve created a new race of enhanced humans, among other deadly creations in their arsenal.

As an infant, Erica escaped the facility, but will she ever be able to escape her fate? In hiding for over 15 years, she’s been hunted. Her only wish, to live free and in peace.

Now the world has changed. A viral outbreak manufactured by The Order, human apex predators roam freely, humanity has bound together in pockets of resistance. The children of The Order have turned on their masters in a race for supremacy; spread out across the country, systematically taking over key military installations.

Though not entirely human, Erica may hold the key to humanity’s survival. Will she run, as she always has? Will she stand, one against many and risk losing all she holds dear – Her freedom, her family, her very existence?

Into Armageddon is the beginning of a dystopian post apocalyptic world that includes elements of Military Fiction, Science Fiction, hard science and genetic engineering, but reads like an action/ adventure and romance all wrapped up into one pulse pounding novel that you won’t want to put down. It’s the first book in the Ruler of Ashes series.


My free book offer comes to a close and I’m left with the following insights:

Marketing a book is difficult, I guess that’s why there are professionals marketing their marketing skills to me.

I’ve managed to get around 140 ‘free’ purchases and/ or paperback orders this week. I’m pleased with that, but hopefully it snowballs.

It’s odd, I’ve never cared much for social media and certainly not for likes and shares, yet I’m left to that particular platform to help me reach people. Thanks to family and friends who have helped.  It seems I need more comments on Amazon. Hopefully that will happen in time, once people finish reading.

Also, my wife told me I needed to relax today and go fishing. Caught about 20 bass. Woo!

This post is about as jumbled as my head right now, but I’ll go ahead and post it anyway. Marketing is now my least favorite part of writing a book. Enjoy the read!