About fifteen years ago, I sat cross-legged on the living room floor of a small apartment near my home. Around me were members of the Writer’s Critique Group I’d just joined, including some who would become lifelong friends (Bev, Bruce, Vance, Kim). But this night was my very first time sharing pages with them and…

On June 17th, One Way or Another will be released. Why that day? Because it’s Father’s Day. And I can honestly tell you that my Dad helped me every step of the way to get this one done. Setbacks at work, special projects, long hours, scheduling crunches, you name it…I lost count of how many…

When Another One, Book 1 of The Parker Trilogy, was nearly done, I had a decision to make: do I or don’t I bring Maggie Kincaid, a key character from another book (The Snow Globe), into the story? The laughable part was that I thought I had a choice in the matter. Maggie, on the other…

There’s love, unrequited love, love lost, and love found. Then? There’s forbidden love. In One in A Million, Book 1 of The Fasano Trilogy, I wanted to explore this by way of Kyle Fasano, a married man who has an affair. From there he’s sent on a mission. Well, two missions, really. Indirectly, he must try and save…

So…Along Came A Gangster Pictured above is the Hawthorne Water Tower in Hawthorne, California. I remember it well because I grew up beneath its shadow from 1972-1978, the only son of a single father, living together in the only apartment we could afford. The neighborhood is now much as it was then: nearly an even…

In East L.A. there’s a detective still stuck in Kamdesh, Afghanistan, remembering the day that the sun beat down hard over him and 53 other men at Outpost Keating as they found themselves surrounded by an estimated 300 Taliban soldiers. The Battle of Kamdesh was about to begin. It would take over 45 minutes for…

Over ten years ago, I was driving to my creative writing class at Pasadena City College when a song came on the radio. It was “Precious Things” by Tori Amos. To this day I have no idea how I finished that drive. The song put me completely on auto-pilot. In my head, there was suddenly a pretty,…

One year ago, I stepped up to the podium in the Arroyo Room at Brookside Golf Course in Pasadena, California and read the first page of One In A Million to a gathering full of my closest friends and family. I can still remember looking at everyone and thinking that I was the luckiest guy…

  In a little over three weeks, on Monday, September 18th, “Another One”, the newest book in The Millionth Series will be released. It is Book 1 of “The Parker Trilogy” and picks up four months after the ending of the “The Fasano Trilogy” (One In A Million, A Million to One and One Plus…

I was 13 years old, cruising through the library on a boring summer day when I picked up a book and read this opening line: “She came running through the rain shoeless, neon signs and traffic signals splintering in the liquid reflection beneath her flying feet.” The hook was set, so I read on: “She…