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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

New Website

My publishing endeavor under the banner of Flaming Pen Press is going to expand to include other authors' books. In order to accomodate growth, I have had a new website designed for the company at the same address as the former. Check out Swords of the Six is selling beyond expectations and I am looking at a promising manuscript by an unpublished young author; so far the story is quite excellent.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

SOLD OUT! Again!

On Saturday I met the young fellow picured below at a Borders signing. The weather was beautiful for the first time in days so selling went rather slow. But few novels did go out the doors!Today I was in Borders Express at the mall in Taunton, MA; the books SOLD OUT! Not only did all the books sell, but one young customer had to be turned down. I gave him a poster and bookmarks and I hope he returns when the store is re-stocked with Swords of the Six. I will definitely be arranging another signing at this store as all the books sold only an hour-and-a-half into the event. Below is one very happy owner of a freshly signed copy of my novel.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Sprague Library

Thanks to the librarians involved with the Connecticut Authors Trail. They spread the word about my book talk and signing at the Sprague Library. 27 people showed up and I sold a nice pile of books. I was extremely pleased with this event; the enthusiasm, interest, and response from the audience. I will definitely have to do an event there for my novel Offspring upon its release. I should have some photos to post here in the next three days.

This event also attracted several school teachers and I think I will get at least two future events as a result. My brother came with me to this event and it was great having him along.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

For Our Little One

Everyone has a different way of expressing grief/emotion that runs deep. Today I have my own to express . . . through writing; my wife miscarried today and I feel the loss severely. It is strange the different way we cope with this; she can cry and talk about it, and I feel it bottle up at times and her pain becomes my own.

Tonight she lit a candle for our precious little one. I feel like crying; one flame lit by love for a dream now faded. There will be children. Of this I am sure. But they will not fill the place of this first child. Writing this out helps me reflect and open to our grief and to God. I am thankful to God for all that he has given me and especially my wife. And now I can thank Him for one more thing of infinite value:

One day I will die. I have always longed for that day because I will see the lover of my soul, Jesus Christ. But now I have a new hope and a promise from God; someone is waiting for me and my wife. We don't know their face or their gender, but we know they are the fruit of our love.

Now that I've written it down my tears have finally come in greater abundance. Goodbye my little child, I'll see you in Heaven.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Success @ Emerald Square Mall

I had a successful signing on Saturday in North Attleborough MA. I left just 3 books shy of selling them out and I could have sold those, too, if I hadn't had to leave for my night job.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

SOTS Passes 600-copies Sold!

Top news for today: Swords of the Six passed 600-copies sold since mid-March! Persistence is paying off and word is spreading!

I just returned from signing books at RJ Julia Booksellers in Madison, CT. This was a very slow event. We sold five books.

On the up side: I met an enthusiastic young reader who sat down and began reading as soon as he purchased Swords of the Six. Also, I saw a couple former co-workers who came to see me.

This Saturday I will be at a Borders Express store in North Attleborough, MA. I am greatly looking forward to that event; I have had consistent outstanding success with that chain.

Saturday, July 11, 2009


Today I had signings at an independant bookstore in Mystic CT and a Waldenbooks in Warwick RI. The first event we barely sold 3 books.

Then we drove to Waldenbooks, set up, and SOLD OUT their ten copies in approximately 25 minutes! WooHoo! The store manager said that is a record. We've scheduled another signing at this same location for September 12th from 12-2pm. They'll have more books this time!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

novel 2

I wrote over 1,000-words today in The Sword of the Dragon book 2 OFFSPRING

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Announcing Our Winners!

My Mrs. Appleton has just drawn the winners for this Independance Day giveaway. Instead of a hat she pulled the names from my favorite cereal bowl!
1st Place winner:
You win a signed copy of Swords of the Six (hardcover) and an oversized 'Specter' bookmark!
2nd Place winner:
You have won a signed copy of Swords of the Six (softcover) and I'll throw a bookmark in the pages for you, too!
Please email and include your mailing address to receive your prizes. And CONGRATULATIONS!
Thank you to all entrants.... keep an eye on this blog for future giveaways; you could be the next winner.


"Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones." -Proverbs 16:24

In a world where morality is forsaken and Christ neglected, wholesome books are uncommon. The themes of my writing are love, self-sacrifice, and honor.

I see my generation turning from God to the gods of this world. I see homes torn apart in the pursuit of pleasure and self-gratification. Children are murdered by the millions every year . . . without ever seeing the world outside their mothers' wombs. Through fiction I strive to encourage those who are willing, to stand against these things and be heroes and heroines; chivalrous, gentle, full of righteous indignation, and the fear and love of their Creator.