GREAT NEWS! “The Councilman” won a Bronze Medal in the Mystery/Thriller Category at the 2019 Joint Awards Ceremony of the Military Writers Society of America and the Southwest Writers Conference held in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Sept.14th. I just received the official notification.
This makes the fourth medal that my novels have won along with other awards! I’m super excited today… and grateful to all that have posted reviews of my books….
“Black Sun” won a Gold Medal in 2016. “Solomon’s Men” won a Silver Medal in 2012. “Amazon Moon” won a Bronze Medal in 2014. plus “The Councilman” this year!
THE DAGGERMAN, a Christian historical, has been released in all ebook formats and is AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER of print copies on Amazon!
Two men born under the same star on the same night are destined to lead intertwined, yet separate paths – one to save people, the other to kill them.
Yeshua is destined to fulfill the prophecies of the Messiah to come, while Hanan fights his country’s Roman oppressors and a corrupt, ruling priesthood. This heavily political and treacherous era is steeped in the subjugation of a people that have fought for their freedom since ancient times.
The devil has left his mark on Hanan from birth, and it fits him well as he, working alongside the Sicarii, ruthlessly eliminates his country’s Roman oppressors and the corrupt priests from the Sanhedrin Council of the Second Temple. With Yeshua as Hanan’s only true friend, Hanan must protect him from the devil yet conceal his own true identity as an assassin. Torn by the treachery of the time, Hanan knows he is damned by the devil’s mark and struggles with the choice of death or redemption.
In 1956 Morgan City, Texas, Cory Hunter Bramley has finally returned to learn the truth about his mother’s murder. The killer may be gone, leaving Cory to chase ghosts, yet he’s determined to know what happened that fateful day sixteen years ago. But truth comes in many forms.
The town is under the thumb of a man who considers himself a king and makes Cory’s search for truth more difficult. Five women have been brutally murdered since his mother and their killer remains at large as well.
Cory must walk a dangerous maze of corruption, revenge, bootlegging, brutality and murder as he uncovers a bloody trail leading to the killer. But in the pursuit of justice, Cory didn’t anticipate finding love with the forbidden Emily.
The Councilman is a heartbreaking tale of vengeance, deceit and the anguish of shattered souls wrapped in mystery and suspense.
Greg Valdez walked away from stolen antiquities and the dark side of the art world years ago. No longer for hire as a professional thief, Valdez was enjoying retirement in the Texas Hill Country until the day Japan’s National Police and the Agency for Cultural Affairs disrupted his life wanting a national treasure returned. The Honjo Masamune, an ancient, priceless sword is being held in the United States by the Tonsei-Kai, a notorious Yakuza clan. The Japanese government will make a trade with Valdez—the sword in exchange for information about Kyla, Valdez’s former daughter in law. Kyla believes she is leaving for Japan to become an international model, but she’s caught in a Tonsei-Kai human trafficking ring. If Valdez will retrieve the sword, he can have the information to find her. It’s an offer he can’t refuse. She may never be seen again. But Valdez will need his son’s help to save her and doesn’t realize it will take a miracle to retrieve the sword—and save his own life. The pulse pounding sequel to SOLOMON’S MEN brings Valdez out of retirement and in search of THE HONJO….
Yes, I’m a proud and happy author. My novel “Solomon’s Men” is to be published as a graphic novel in 2018, and—“The Honjo,” sequel to “Solomon’s Men,” will be released later in the year as well. This is fast becoming a stellar year for me. It’s been a long road with my writings, but the years of effort are finally proving worthwhile….
Last year was exhausting, though. Trying to finish a book; Hurricane Harvey destroying everything; the back and forth of contract negotiations, and a dozen other things—but life is good and getting better now!
Today I have permission to post some of the fantastic artwork from the graphic novel. Unfortunately, I’m not at liberty to display names of the entertainment company, the artist, colorist, and writer but will do so once the graphic novel is published. They are a great team, truly talented, and my hat’s off to each for such professional work in visually bringing “Solomon’s Men” to life.
More information will be coming on “The Honjo” and the graphic novel. Be sure to check back for more news.