Author: Christian Fiction & Dystopian
Cabin by the Stream
Kindle & Paperback:
An unusual woman with no personal identification steps from the woods near John Walker’s cabin by a stream and warns him that he has no right to fish on her husband’s property. After John points to his cabin and insists that this is his property, the bewildered woman retreats back into the trees. Throughout this fictional mystery novel, the actual identity of the woman who claims to be Rebecca Johnson remains in question. She gives various stories regarding her past, and John’s attorney/friend advises him to stay away from her. The wealthy Atlanta businessman, John, finds that he cannot force himself to abide by the attorney’s advice. Within just a short period of time, John becomes inexplicably drawn to her. Follow along as John throws himself into the whirlwind life of this mysterious woman.
Published by Winged Publications!
Cabin by the Stream
Gathering of Six
Gathering of Six
Gathering of Six plunges the reader into the personal lives of both the most affluent and the working poor. An investigation into the kidnapping of an Atlanta waitress by the local police and the FBI becomes deadly while shadowy forces move with unimaginable arrogance below the radar.
Megan Adams is the only daughter of one of the wealthiest families in the Southeast, and Sam Blaylock is a construction worker who lives in a rough part of Atlanta. Together, they piece together clues leading to a secret society composed of powerful individuals capable of shaping world affairs. Megan and Sam step into a realm that is far more dangerous than drug dealers and kidnappers.
The Ardent Writer Press
Ask about it!
“Sid loved his daughter more than any other child of man, but he knew better than to give voice to his heart. Favoritism was no longer practiced in his society. For centuries, his people held the belief that variation was the root cause of all evil. Viruses mutated and caused health problems in humans. Birth defects were variations in body and mind that posed problems. Variation in personal wealth was believed to be a cause of envy and strife…. Sid had come to realize that his fondness for his daughter posed a problem. It could introduce variation into his society. He wrestled within himself…. Sid concluded that he would have to confess to the machines before his mind was totally impaired, and allow the system to either correct his condition or eliminate him. Sis didn’t deserve to be infected by him, and the society didn’t deserve this risk. ”
Sins of Variance takes place 500 years into the future in Gloucestershire County, United Kingdom (near Wales). Mankind has changed through genetic engineering, almost to the point of being unrecognizable from what we know today. Advanced genetics has brought about a complete “optimal” set of genomes preferred by the society. Though variation has been bred out of most humans, there are rare individuals with unique inner characteristics who have been deemed unacceptable by the society. They struggle because of these personal differences, and some find their world is not really what they have been led to believe.
I’ve experienced life both in poor crime-ridden neighborhoods and in comfortable middle income conditions. Though we attempt to channel human nature through culture, education, and advanced medicine, it is what it is. We wish for science to tame the worst of our nature, and future knowledge may enable us to significantly alter mankind. We should be careful to thoroughly understand the side effects of what we put in motion. A visit to England, combined with personal experience in the high tech world, inspired me to write this fictional novel.
Brandon Springs series
Christian Fiction Novels
Three Days in Brandon Springs
This fictional Christian novel is the first of the Brandon Springs series. It is about the life changing events, both real and imagined, encountered by a young man. Ryan Walker, a thirty year old career minded Boston professional, returns to a small town in the southern Appalachians after receiving a letter from a probate judge requesting his presence. The main character thinks Brandon Springs to be a clean and dull little village, but there he experiences emotional and mental turns which cause him to doubt his sanity. He is haunted by a mysterious fellow even in his dreams. There are elements of mystery and unexpected twists as the story progresses to a revealing conclusion. - Rating: PG13
In Search of in Brandon Springs
This Christian fictional novel is the second of the Brandon Springs series. Ryan Walker had come to treasure a rich relationship with his Aunt Sally in Brandon Springs, a small town in the southern Appalachian Mountains. He returns home to Boston after her death. Mysterious events lead him to become knowledgeable of a charitable operation done in secret. He is forced to face ethical challenges when he also becomes aware of serious illegalities involving the effort. Ryan is soon pulled into the thick of the matter, and he finds himself in a situation that becomes deadly.
Though he longs for the simplicity of life he had experienced in Brandon Springs, his life quickly becomes extremely complicated. The story involves spiritual awakenings and revelations of human nature, as it progresses through tragedies and incredible experiences that span more than one generation. It portrays human struggles regarding relationships with both people and our Creator, as the primary topic deals with life choices. - Rating: High side of PG13 for violence - Upper teens and adults
Rest in Brandon Springs
Rest in Brandon Springs is the third, and last, novel of the Brandon Springs series. Ryan Walker’s best friend, Larry, leaves the lucrative world of finance to become a minister who runs a mission for the homeless. Tiffany is a beautiful, but troubled, woman. She takes the fall for the man she loves, a drug dealer with a long record. His conviction would have sent him away for many years. Her clean record meant that she would be separated from him for a much shorter time. Not knowing that she was pregnant, she gives birth to a daughter, Brandy (while in prison). After her release, as part of her re-entry into society, she and her daughter are placed in Larry’s mission.
Once a path is chosen in life, must one remain on that path? Small trails, leading in new directions, often go unnoticed. This world is a dangerous place, and most of us encounter a mix of tragedy and blessing. Choices always have consequences, and poor choices can bring disaster for us and collateral damage to those around us. It is encouraging to understand that God can take our worst situation, and bring blessing into it. This planet is not Heaven, and along our route to eternity we often we experience elements of hell. - Rating: High side of PG13 for violence - Upper teens and adults