Coming Soon: The Devil Particle
Forty years in the future, evil is a known quantity which can be collected and contained in a vessel, but that vessel has to be human. Seventeen-year-old Paul Salvage wants to be the human vessel to prove to the world, and himself, that he is good. But first he must compete in the Vessel Trials against forty-nine other candidates, including his girlfriend. What will it take for Paul to win and at what cost?
Award-winning Carpe Diem, Illinois is the first book in the Leo Townsend Series
For decades, the small town of Carpe Diem, Illinois has quietly unschooled its children, eschewing tests and classrooms for real-life experiences. Now, long-smoldering political feuds and deep personal secrets threaten to explode. More
The second book in the Leo Townsend Series
Chicago Examiner reporter Leo Townsend has landed the interview of a lifetime with openly gay, front-running US presidential candidate Griffin Carlisle. But when Leo is forced to abandon the interview to rush to the side of his estranged father, Leo’s personal and professional worlds collide.. More
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