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Book Buzz – Dark Surf review

“Passionate, fun, and delightfully new.” — Kirkus Reviews DARK SURF was selected by the Kirkus Reviews Indie editors to be featured in the June 1st issue of Kirkus Reviews magazine! Less than 10% of Indie authors are selected for this, so I am incredibly grateful—and super-stoked! The full book review is featured on page … Read Entire Post

Book Buzz – Dark Surf review

“An entertaining and emotional novel in which blood is thicker than salt water.” — Kirkus Reviews Kirkus published its official review of DARK SURF today and I am stoked! Kirkus has been an industry-trusted source for honest, accessible, unbiased reviews since 1933, and it has helped countless authors build credibility in the publishing … Read Entire Post

Book Buzz – Events

“Page Turners” — A Local Authors Book Fest on July 15, 2018 You’re invited to attend the first-ever “Page Turners Book Fest.” The free public event will take place Sunday, July 15 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Monterey Elks Lodge, 150 Mar Vista Drive in Monterey, Calif. I will … Read Entire Post

Book Buzz

In the March/April 2018 issue of Writer’s Digest magazine, Paul Goat Allen has a very informative article on what it takes to earn a 5-star review. He has worked as a genre fiction book critic and written thousands of reviews for companies like, Publishers Weekly, the Chicago Tribune, and Kirkus Reviews. … Read Entire Post

Book Buzz – Awards

DARK SURF named a finalist in the international Book Excellence Awards The 2017 Book Excellence Awards selected DARK SURF, the first novel in the DARK SURF series, as a Finalist in the “Fiction” category. The international competition is described as a “global celebration of literary excellence.” According to the awards program, “receiving … Read Entire Post

Book Buzz – Awards

DARK SURF and RISING win awards in the Pacific Rim Book Festival Breaking news! In the 2017 Pacific Rim Book Festival, DARK SURF won 2nd place in General Fiction, and RISING was one of seven novels to receive an Honorable Mention in the same category! Both books are set along the Pacific. DARK SURF takes place … Read Entire Post

Book Buzz – Awards

DARK SURF earns Honorable Mention in the 2017 New York Book Festival The New York Book Festival recognized DARK SURF with an Honorable Mention in General Fiction in the 2017 awards program, which honors books worthy of further attention from the world’s publishing capitol. Winners, Runners-Up and Honorable Mentions will be … Read Entire Post

Book Buzz – Awards

DARK SURF and RISING take 2nd place in the 2017 Los Angeles Book Festival’s Genre-Based Fiction and Sequels categories The 2017 Los Angeles Book Festival selected DARK SURF as the Runner-Up in Genre-Based Fiction, and RISING as the Runner-Up in the Sequels category. The Los Angeles Book Festival is an “annual competition honoring the best … Read Entire Post

Book Buzz – DARK SURF news & goings-on

You’re invited to a Holiday Happy Hour & Book Signing! When:  Thursday, Dec. 8, 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. Where:  The Otter’s Den, 3166 Vista del Camino (next to Wells Fargo bank), Marina, Calif. What: Light hors d’oeuvres A FREE drawing for an Amazon Fire Tablet Free bookmarks & bumper stickers No … Read Entire Post