is a collection of eight tales regarding adversity. These short stories will remind readers that not every courageous act is spontaneous or public, nor does every act of bravery involve a weapon or an impressive superpower. SLOW FIRE BURNING embodies the admirable types of courage that burn deep inside all of us over a period of time and brings to memory our past when each of us has at some point behaved heroically regardless of success.
Rabbit Trails shares the journey down Jake McGee’s Memory Lane. Now a young adult, he recalls his community’s search for his grandfather who mysteriously vanished in their neighboring woods. After all others gave up, seven-year-old Jake secretly begins a six-year-long journey seeking answers. During that time, much-needed help comes from unexpected sources: the fifth grade girl who grows to become his best friend, the school bully who hassles them daily, two exceptional, young teachers, an amazing grandmother, and Artie the family basset hound. As Jake reveals the intricacies of his adolescence, he reminds all of us of the subtle discoveries we endured throughout our youth “back in the day”.
American spy Mitchell Dirlam knows a bullet is coming. But when? Birds On A Wire is a romantic thriller that chronicles the dangerous, emotional roller coaster ride of Eli and Rita Parks who thought they had found a peaceful second chance at first love in rural Montana.
From the second African-American President of the United States Elijah Rittenhouse, the Parks family learns that its existence is in immediate peril. An infuriated North Korean government has assigned Hyun Lee, a beautiful and tenacious North Korean assassin, to avenge the actions of Mitch Dirlam and Parks, who has been mistakenly associated with his co-worker at the U.S. Naval Warfare Center.
At the heart of this non-political story, an admirable, long-time friend hopes to protect his college roommate from a North Korean operative whose disdain for men makes killing Parks and Dirlam even more desirable.