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A Science Fiction Novel



A member of a peaceful immortal society sets out to win a deadly gladiator sport to save his people from extinction. Will he survive to do what is right when everything around him is wrong?


The sequel to Variance is currently in its early drafts. Target publication for Summer 2018.


Currently plotting and world-building.

Recipient of the following iUniverse recognition programs:

iUniverse Editor's Choice Award
iUniverse Rising Star Program


As an engineer, I'm not fond of reinventing the wheel, and trust me, there's a ton of wheels out there for writing. Rather than create a how-to write blog, let me steer you in the right direction with resources that I found helpful.

To express my writing angst, or to convey a deep message about writing through a combination of pictures and words, I've tapped into the infinite universe of The Meme.

I'll even include experiences of what it means to be a self-published writer with a family and a day job.

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I'm a project engineer in the oil and gas industry. I hold a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and was an infantry sergeant for the US Army. My wife and I have two children. We live near Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

When do I have time to write? I don't. I stay up late at night destroying worlds in my tired mind in hopes to create new worlds in yours.


UPDATES 4.5.18

All Year

Focusing on the completion of The Death Grip Around Her Heart, Celestia: Raise Your Weapon sci-fi novel for the traditional publishing route, instead of going through the self-publishing route like with what I did with Variance.


Working on my 3rd Draft of The Death Grip Around Her Heart, Celestia: Raise Your Weapon  sci-fi novel. Hope to finish and have it beta-reader ready by May.


Looking for 15-20 beta-readers. Contact me through the form located at the bottom of this site if you're interested in reading an awesome, exciting, and emotional science fiction!



Planning on turning in a 4th Draft of The Death Grip Around Her Heart for agent submission along with professional critiques of my synopsis and query letter.




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