Thursday, September 28, 2017

#Free Access to National Parks

During 2017 ten days were set aside as free admission days into all National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee. We’re down to the last two for 2017, so don’t miss out on this opportunity. The final free days will be on September 30, National Public Lands Day, and November 11-12, Veterans Day Weekend. For more information visit

Monday, September 25, 2017

Why we Travel

“We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than our newspapers will accommodate. We travel to bring what little we can, in our ignorance and knowledge, to those parts of the globe whose riches are differently dispersed. And we travel, in essence, to become young fools again- to slow time down and get taken in, and fall in love once more.” 
Pico Iyer

Friday, September 22, 2017

Deadly Exodus into #Mexico

Deadly Exodus takes place in New Mexico and Texas, culminating in a harrowing attempt to cross the border into Mexico. Yes, you read correctly, the characters are trying to escape into Mexico. Deadly Exodus is a gritty dystopian thriller, but don’t panic if you’re not into sci-fi. The technology in the book is currently available, though not in mainstream use. As with most of my books, it is an adventure with plenty of suspense, but also has a forbidden romance. Is the government becoming too powerful to challenge? Click on the book title to be taken directly to Amazon.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

To Travel is to Live

“To move, to breathe, to fly, to float,
To gain all while you give,
To roam the roads of lands remote,
To travel is to live.” 
Hans Christian AndersenThe Fairy Tale of My Life: An Autobiography

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Marked In #Mexico

Marked In Mexico, my fourth novel and first published by Prism Book Group, continues to hold a special place in my heart and it continues to be one of my best sellers. Marked in Mexico is pure adventure with a healthy dose of romantic suspense. In the story the characters are inadvertently thrust into a deadly situation where they are forced to fight for survival in the remote jungles of Mexico. Throughout their shared struggles they forge a bond that will last a life time. The action takes off in earnest at the magnificent Mayan ruins of Chichén Itzá on Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, a place I’ve visited often. Click on the book title to be directed to Amazon.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

A Series of Interesting Guesses

“But that's the glory of foreign travel, as far as I am concerned. I don't want to know what people are talking about. I can't think of anything that excites a greater sense of childlike wonder than to be in a country where you are ignorant of almost everything. Suddenly you are five years old again. You can't read anything, you have only the most rudimentary sense of how things work, you can't even reliably cross a street without endangering your life. Your whole existence becomes a series of interesting guesses.” 
Bill BrysonNeither Here nor There: Travels in Europe

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Welcome to my World

For those of you who are not familiar with my writing, welcome to my blog. I thought it might not hurt to scatter a few posts in for the next month or so to share a bit about my craft. I primarily write adventure and romantic suspense, although my latest project, the Risky Research Series, adds a criminal fiction element (more on that in another post). My goal is simple—to entertain the reader with stories of survival against the odds and take them on outrageous adventures around the U.S. and the world. I hope you’ll check back as I reveal a little more about my stories and the adventures that inspired them.  

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Leave Something Behind

“We leave something of ourselves behind when we leave a place, we stay there, even though we go away. And there are things in us that we can find again only by going back there.” 
Pascal MercierNight Train to Lisbon

Monday, September 4, 2017

Adventures through Reading

“Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.” 
Anna QuindlenHow Reading Changed My Life

Friday, September 1, 2017

September Days to Remember

Here’s a small sampling of what’s happening in September.

September 4 – Labor Day
September 10 – Grandparents Day
September 11 – 911 Remembrance
September 17 – Constitution Day
September 21 – International Peace Day
September 22 – Fall Equinox
September 22 – Native American Day

September 23 – Oktoberfest begins in Germany