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An adventuresome holiday

  I have had some pretty adventuresome vacations: Banff, where I had my closest encounter with a grizzly bear; whitewater canoeing in Ontario and Quebec; and last year, when we got uncomfortably close to the wine country wildfires. And last month, I encountered a different kind of adventure in Portugal. It’s a wonderful place, and […]

Sample Sunday: the new Torn Roots

Meet FBI Special Agent Vanessa Storm, protagonist of the new novel, Torn Roots. The first Hawaiian Storm mystery, it comes out September 29. Pre-order it now and save.  Torn Roots: A Hawaiian Storm is now available for prehttps://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07H72W3BD-order at a special price from Amazon. Chapter 11: Warning Thursday, 1:00 p.m. At the Hana Police Station, […]

Excerpt: The new Torn Roots

On Saturday, September 29, the first book in the new Hawaiian Storm series will launch. Some readers might remember a book titled Torn Roots. A version was published three years ago by Amazon in a program that has since been cancelled. I’ve revised and expanded it, with some new characters. I’d like you to meet Sophia […]

Run and Hide by Alan McDermott

An independent book review Alan McDermott knows how to push all the right buttons for the action-thriller reader. The author of the fantastically successful Tom Gray series has crossed the Atlantic for his new series focused on the new character of Eva Driscoll: brilliant, beautiful and highly effective special operative for the CIA who’s been […]

#SampleSunday: The new Torn Roots

With the cancellation of the Kindle Worlds program, many authors are working hard to revise and republish their Kindle World novellas and stories themselves.  I’m one of them, and I’m making good progress on my new four-book Hawaiian Storm series. This weekend, enjoy this taste of the first: the new Torn Roots. Chapter 5: Chase Wednesday, 5:30 […]