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NOVELS--Early Years


Pirates, Scoundrels, and Kings

January 29, 2013

Even for a Monday, Christopher’s day is full of frustration. There was the school bus ride through the mud, followed by a massive argument with his two brothers.  He would do anything to escape, just for a little while---a wish soon granted. 

A chance encounter with a philosophical cloud sends him to the medieval kingdom of Alucemet, which is in a shamble.  The king is lost, the queen’s power is dwindling,
and the citizens blame their two traitorous sons.


Christopher soon realizes he is in the presence of one of the sons, Sir Alexander.  Even so, he finds in Alexander not a traitor, but a quiet, kind leader intent on restoring the kingdom to its past glory.  Soon, Alexander is ambushed, and Alexander’s evil brother, Nicholas the Blue, is said to be responsible. 

Once again, however, the standard reports are wrong. Christopher finds Nicholas to be nothing more than a pirate who lives for fun.  If the princes are not behind the downfall of the kingdom, who is? The battle is on the horizon. 


A dark army plans to surround and conquer, taking the kingdom for its own.  Christopher must lean on his faith in God to strengthen his new friends, save their kingdom, and, hopefully, find his way home!

Physician, Author, Physician Burnout Advocate and Speaker

CIRCA 1990 to 2013

Luger Rounds

October 25, 2012

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"My mind returns to the cramped ICU room; aware of my condition, and continuous pain.  The morphine has cleared, the dream state resolved, but my misery goes on."


"I then sense an evil presence, and fear overwhelms every aching fiber of my dying body.  An ominous air fills my darkened room.  I am overwhelmed by dread.  A tormentor sits; an assassin silent, starring and waiting.  I feel eyes on me; penetrating and bulging like a vulture's proprietor seeing me as easy prey."  


"I hear the assassin's breathing, slow, and ominous.In the menacing quiet evil eyes pierce me again.  The tormentor is staring and willing me to crash; an assassin with a white coat covering a wicked heart."