Coming Releases Attack from Within is now at the printer. Due to requests for a sequel to Saving Superman, I have written the story of Pete at age 21, returning from three years as a Navy corpsman in Vietnam. Having received a general discharge before his enlistment was up, Pete feels embarrassed and confused about the reasons. He fights with his father and leaves for Detroit to find a job. But Detroit introduces a new set of problems including riots, drug-dealers, corrupt cops, and violence. Pete soon learns he is in a different kind of war zone, which triggers his worst memories of 'Nam. As he struggles to make a new life for himself, he meets Laura, Vic, and other friends. With help from them, a shrink, and old buddies, he manages to forge his past trauma into a new plan for the future.
Silenced,is still in rough draft form. Serena, the fifteen-year-old daughter of a CIA agent, hasn’t said a word in eight years. She doesn’t trust anyone, doesn’t see herself as human, and prefers to observe other people from a distance, at least until she’s introduced to Dr. Hatcher. Charmed by his farm for rescue animals, she’s just beginning to relax when a fire in the barn threatens to kill her and an autistic boy named Rodney. As Serena is brought face to face with her disability, she makes the decision to change. But learning to trust other people is not easy, and as her present life is impacted by her past, Serena discovers that she has a lot to learn, not just about herself but about her parents and their histories. Set in Denver and the Colorado mountains, Silenced combines the sophistication of a psychological novel with the excitement of an action-based who-done-it. Stay tuned for updates.