Sunday, September 28, 2014

Hello to the UK

I wanted to give a shoutout to my UK readers, who have been buying my novel Erupt at such a healthy pace. Thank you very much!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Ontake eruption

You can't always tell in advance it's going to happen. Here, hikers are surprised by an ash eruption:

I hope everyone is evacuated and okay.

Friday, September 26, 2014

New Quake cover, and thanks

The new cover is a design by James at Go on write.

And a thank you very much to my readers, who made Quake #9 on the Action/Adventure > Gay and Lesbian best seller list this week at Amazon.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

I'm hysterical...and I'm wet!

Getting hammered from Hurricane Odile. In Arizona. Two hurricanes in Arizona this month? Crazy. (But now I know what a hurricane smells like. It does smell like something in particular, which I'll try to describe one day in a hurricane disaster novel.)

Sunday, September 14, 2014

$2.99 for a short time only

My new novel, Quake is for sale at amazon . And elsewhere

A deep rumble in the earth...a screeching noise...and the world begins to shake, throwing people off their feet and hurling buildings to the ground. The New Madrid Fault has ruptured again, wreaking havoc over seven states.

Gale, city planner for a small Missouri river town must take charge when the city manager and mayor are both crushed. He struggles to help the townsfolk in the face of broken water mains, clogged rivers, and impassable roads, with little help from a FEMA overwhelmed by the vast destruction in metropolitan areas.

Tempers fray as food and drinking water run low and the nights grow colder. Cut off from supplies, frightened, hungry, the people of the town become more and more dangerous. Gale and his husband must somehow hold together a crumbling community and protect its citizens from their own worst instincts.

And there is much more shaking yet to come.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Boom! My imagination did not fail me

In my novel Erupt, I have several people experience the shockwave and sound wave of a volcanic eruption. I read up a lot on it, but I had to imagine it. Now this, posted this week originally on Facebook, reassures me I imagined pretty closely. Look at the cool shock wave. I'm in love with a video.

Heya, Norbert

I've been getting a drenching from the outer band rains from Hurricane Norbert for 24 hours (very little wind, this far out). Phoenix got a haboob, in addition:

A haboob, not yesterday's
I've been in just one haboob, in Yuma, five years ago. (I seem to attract natural disasters, even when I'm not actually running towards them.) I was driving. You can't see two car lengths ahead, so you really shouldn't drive in them.