Through the Stone Gate
Book One of The Way Between – Seeking Representation
Through the Stone Gate is the first chapter in the journey of a young girl from a hard but simple life in rural Western NY to the center of an ancient struggle that will decide the fate of three intertwined worlds.
About the Author
I always thought of myself as a writer, though I had done very little to earn the title. Sure, I published a few poems, wrote dozens of stories and failed to complete a similar number of novels, but in the end I was always something else — a designer, a marketing guy, a start-up failure or a reluctant tech geek. Writing became a hobby that received less and less of my attention as I worried about raising my kids and earning a living, but I never fully abandoned it. And so, holding onto the belief that it is never too late, I have finally returned to my dream of writing stories that people want to read, and whether I actually accomplish that or not, the trying feels right.
Nothing is known until it is ventured, and what is left untried lives with us as a burden until we unshoulder it or die.
– Enko, The Messenger
In the Works
A Work in Progress
The Rider Awakens
Book Two of The Way Between
The Rider and the Warder travel south to find a way through the wall and into the hidden land beyond.
A Work in Revision
The Beasts We Become
Two friends make a discovery that drags them into a frightening world of bizarre creatures and dangerous plots.
News and Notes
I will readily admit to being very inconsistent in the way I build worlds for my stories. Often, I simply follow the characters along and hope some kind of logical, compelling sense of place starts to magically coalesce around them. This usually means far more work...
I find that some kind of cover art helps me when I'm getting ready to dive into revisions. I think it tricks my brain into taking the book more seriously. So, with The Beasts We Become out there being read by a few trusted folks and the inbound comments and critiques...
There was a time when I would talk about one day writing fantasy novels under a pseudonym. This pretentious idea didn't occur to me because my actual name wasn't cool enough (it clearly is), or because I needed to protect my family from the consequences of being...