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Head Transplant?

Last year while teaching my Organ and Joint Replacement Topics course, I ran across this story of a man from Russia that had volunteered to be the first person to do a head transplant. Being the skeptic that I am, I had to research this to find out if it was even legit. It was. […]

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My Little Adventure in Modeling

Haha, not that kind of modeling. I am speaking of building models, those whimsical miniatures that capture the hearts of millions. I’m not exactly new to this world. Years ago I built a plastic model of the original Enterprise and it’s now hanging in my office from the ceiling. Last weekend I went to the […]

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The Necklace: A Short Story

  “Oh, Seth, it’s gorgeous!” Amy Harrison cradled the velvety blue box with both hands, brown eyes wide, mouth open in a wide grin. The red heart caught the light with its many facets. Amy turned the box this way and that, trying to catch her breath. Seth had never given her anything like this […]

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My First Plasma Donation

I decided to donate plasma for the first time last weekend. I’d love to say that it was only because of all the life-saving things that can be done with plasma, like people that have suffered burns, shock, trauma, bleeding disorders, immune deficiencies…but I have to admit it was the fact that plasma donation centers will […]

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Book Sale!!

I’m currently offering the first book of each of my three series for 99 cents each. Great chance to check out other books if you haven’t done so yet! After the sale, they go back to their regular price of $3.99 so make sure to grab your copy while it’s discounted. Amazon or Barnes and […]

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The Chosen on Sale For a Limited Time!

If you haven’t read any of the Portals of Destiny books as of yet, now’s your time to get the first book of the series, The Chosen, for only $1.99! This price won’t last forever so better get it while the gettin’s good! Get your copy from Amazon or Barnes and Noble online TODAY!

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Resigned Fate: Now Available!

The final book of the Portals of Destiny series is now available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble online!

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Shattered Destiny: Now Available!

The second book in the Portals of Destiny is now available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble online!

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The Chosen: Now Available!

The first of my scifi/fantasy series, The Chosen, is now available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble online!

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Giveaways to Celebrate Re-Release of The Chosen!

To celebrate the upcoming re-release of my first scifi book, The Chosen, I’m doing some giveaways! *tosses confetti and toots horns* The Chosen if available for pre-order and officially launches July 4th. It has a snazzy new cover plus some new material! I’ll be doing a giveaway for several things: e-book copies of The Chosen and […]

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Cover Reveal!

With Booktrope closing its doors, I decided to re-release my scifi series, Portals of Destiny) with some fresh new covers to go along with some fresh new content. This was the first series I ever wrote and still has a special place in my heart. As much as I love my other books and characters, […]

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Game Camera Success!

My family bought property outside of town a couple years ago and built a cabin last summer. After seeing some deer, coyotes, and even a mountain lion, we thought it would be cool to get a game camera and see if we could get some shots of the wild life on our place. We set […]

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Wild Animal Sanctuary

While visiting Denver for a concert (Sebastian Bach with Santa Cruz opening), we decided to go visit the Wild Animal Sanctuary outside Hudson, CO. I’ve lived in Colorado my whole life and never heard of this place until about a month ago when a friend on Facebook posted pictures. I love animals and this place […]

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My Publisher is Closing its Doors

As of May 31st, my publisher will no longer exist and my books will be pulled from all sales channels. To say this was a complete shock would be a lie as I predicted this would happen which is why I ended up self-publishing my latest novel, Soul Reapers (which won’t be affected by the […]

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Proud Owner of a Bearded Dragon!

I adore the newest addition to my pet family 😀 I currently have a cat (Oreo), a packrat (Rose Tyler), and now Madame Vastra. She was actually an impulse purchase LOL I was at PetCo getting cat litter (they have this really cool thing where you can refill a 5 gallon bucket for like $10) […]

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