Justice At A Price – MICHAEL SYKORA SERIES – Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale!

NO JUSTICE – Book 1 Michael Sykora never intended to become a hit man. But when the justice system failed, murder became his best option. Now someone he cares about is in trouble, and he will stop at nothing to protect her.   BEYOND SALVATION – Book 2 Who saves the kids society threw away? A runaway disappears from the streets, without a trace, and without a single adult caring. Her friends turn to the Read More …

From A Killer’s Eyes – 5 Must Read Books

Most of us don’t go around killing people. But do you ever wonder what it might feel like to do just that? Would you like to slip inside the mind of a killer, for just a little while? The following books are some of my favorites written from a killer’s perspective. Whether because that’s what they’re paid to do or because that’s what they want to do (or both), the main characters within these pages Read More …

NO JUSTICE: A Michael Sykora Novel – Book 1 – Now FREE!

FREE! FREE! FREE! That’s such a great word, isn’t it? I’m excited to share the news that No Justice, the first book in my Michael Sykora Series, is now free!   For Michael Sykora, killing started as blind rage. Then it became something he’s good at. To most of those who know him, Michael is a software designer, a smart but average guy with a workaholic nature. To a chosen few, Michael is a part-time Read More …

#MondayBlogs: One Senseless Murder Leads Us Here – NO JUSTICE – Only Revenge

One act of random violence… One senseless murder… She’s gone. Dead. And his life will never be the same.   For Michael Sykora, killing started as blind rage. Then it became something he’s good at. To most of those who know him, Michael is a software designer, a smart but average guy with a workaholic nature. To a chosen few, Michael is a part-time hit man whose specialty is eliminating hard-core criminals. Michael has managed Read More …

#MondayBlogs – MICHAEL SYKORA: The Hit Man You Can’t Help But Love

Michael Sykora is my beloved hit man. When I started writing No Justice, his first book, I was concerned that I wouldn’t be able to make him likable. In the end, I didn’t make him anything. He did that himself. And, happily, readers have responded to him much as I have. He’s our lovable killer. Today I’m sharing a snippet from No Justice, featuring one of my favorite minor characters. Her name is Ruby, and Read More …

Falling In Potholes and Climbing Mountains of Disbelief

 Writers read differently, whether we want to or not. I’ve known this for a long time. While I’m still able to lose myself in a fictional world, I’m almost always aware of little things the non-writing reader does not consciously consider. For instance, I notice an author’s word choices. I occasionally balk at the author’s choice and my mind spontaneously offers a better word for the situation. Sometimes I rewrite sentences that seem awkward, and Read More …

The Factory: Fiction Inspired By Reality

I set all of my novels in areas I’ve lived in. I need that familiarity to create the realism. Setting a novel in Hawaii or Montana would be impossible for me, since I’ve never been there. Each state has it’s own unique culture, so that even states I’ve visited but haven’t lived in would be difficult to fully capture. I also like to use actual neighborhoods as a base. If you live in Massachusetts or Read More …

Torture, Square Roots, and A Hit Man With A Short Fuse

Today I’m offering a glimpse into my novel Killing Instinct, the third in my Michael Sykora Series. Sandman built his dubious reputation by turning the dreams and nightmares of others into harsh reality. Now he’s pursuing his own twisted dream; the beautiful Maria Milan. But she doesn’t want to become a player in Sandman’s sordid fantasy. Michael Sykora is a hit man who kills for justice. Sean Riley is a hit man born to kill. Read More …