What the Hell is a Tarantula Hawk?

A Big Bad Black Bitch –   Tarantula Hawk:  The largest of the wasps, bluish-black with Halloween orange wings.  The female wasp’s stinger is typically 1/3 of an inch long and next to the bullet ant, it has the most painful sting of ANY insect. A native of the southwestern desert, the tarantula hawk stalks, […]

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Cut-Throat Syndrome – Let Slip the Dogs of War

The Spoils of War – In Editing Hell for the past several weeks, I’m roughly three-quarters of the way through the first full edit, constantly reminding myself it WILL be worth it. So far, so good. Cut-Throat Syndrome, the fourth book in the Lance Underphal Mystery series, polishes up nicely. Busy fine-tuning its cross-genre premise, […]

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Cut-Throat Syndrome – An Excerpt

In the Works – Cut-Throat Syndrome, the fourth book in the Lance Underphal Mystery series, turns international thriller. Since its conception, its cross-genre premise morphed into a very different animal. It delves into the Dark Web, hacking, terrorism, and the CIA, while still heavily relying on its paranormal murder mystery roots. With the first draft […]

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Drone Takes Down ChinaAir Flight 5026

ChinaAir Flight 5026 –     Cflow darts across the intersection, squinty eyes scanning for anything unusual or out of place, his scrawny arms awkwardly laden with a large cardboard box. He spots Tabu scurrying across Av. Belo Campo from the other direction, trying to look inconspicuous, a plastic carrying case gripped firmly in his […]

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One More Grey Daze Excerpt

Pounding on the Publisher’s Door – Grey Daze, the third book in the Lance Underphal Mystery series, spins a murder into new realms of gritty realism, paranormal mystery, and international intrigue. Lance and friends ride a wild underworld roller coaster, slammed through ups and downs as they face drug dealers, corrupt police, and a gunrunning […]

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Grey Daze, A New Lance Underphal Mystery Novel – An Excerpt

Work In Progress – Grey Daze is the third book in the Lance Underphal mystery series, another hardcore paranormal mystery. Constructing mystery books is a multi-step process, requiring the attention and care of several talented people. As of this writing, I’m polishing the final draft, readying it for my first reader, my wife, Cynthia. Once […]

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