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IT'S BEEN TEN YEARS SINCE THE FIRE BEAST LAST ATTACKED KILBO,

a small, coastal viking village. Hosperan, the young chief-to-be, must try his best to suppress the memories from the last time the beast attacked, when it killed the chief…Hosperan’s father.  
 
Now, Hosperan must figure out how to manage his conflicting beliefs about why the fire beast exists and what he should do about it. With the village against him, Hosperan turns to his deceased father’s legacy to guide him.  
 
The Rose Weapon is a coming of age story that uses the hero's journey framework to explore the difference between having radical ideas, and acting on those radical ideas.


I write stories.

Most of my stories are grounded science fiction or fantasy. I like to introduce one fictional element into an otherwise realistic world and see what happens. It has been great fun so far.

I was born in the Land of Lincoln, but have since relocated to Joplin, MO where I live with my wife, Sammi, and my cat, Batman. I did not begin writing fiction until my early twenties when the stories of Ray Bradbury grabbed hold of me and never let go.

I just finished my first novel and have begun the editing process. My goal is to have it published early this Fall. I believe effort is the path to mastery, but I often need reminded.

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And I want to send you those stories.


I've also written a few non-fictional things.


There's a book club for gentlemen as well. 


And tweets and grams of course.


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