The trilogy is complete – Book 3 Tipping Point is a reality!

The trilogy is complete – Book 3 Tipping Point is a reality!

It’s been a little over ten years since the initial kernel of an idea of a genetically engineered werewolf military commando first started digging into the back of my mind.  Ironically, it was my interest in G.I. Joe that initially fostered the concept, as their early 21st Century “Valor Vs. Venom” toy line took the concept of genetically modifying soldiers with animal DNA and created a whole subset of action figures from that fun concept.

I say ‘ironically’ because I’ve spent the majority of my free time over the past few years digging into my Operation: Harvest universe, and in many ways have side-stepped my interest in G.I. Joe as a result.  So while G.I. Joe was the fuel for my creative fire, it’s probably suffered the most as a result.

Anyone who is a fan of G.I. Joe (as many of my friends are) you’ll find some immediate similarities between the Real American Hero mythology and the Operation: Harvest storyline.  But Operation: Harvest is very much its own thing as well.

And it’s officially finished.


It’s still a little hard to believe.  Telling the story of William Strickland, Tina Bates, James Worthy and Gary Irizarry has been something I’ve been driven to do for over a decade, and now that it’s finished, I feel a great sense of accomplishment.  But funny enough, I feel an intense motivation and drive to keep telling more stories.  In a way, Operation: Harvest has changed my life, but as always, it seems that G.I. Joe remains at the core there, another aspect of my forty-plus years that’s defined by four inch plastic army men.

Operation: Harvest is officially done, and book three is available on Amazon, as well as the full boxed set trilogy.  I’m thrilled with the end result and I greatly hope readers are as well, but I’m celebrating the success by diving into new books and new worlds and continuing to tell stories.

Lao Tzu said “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step”, and I feel like my first thousand mile journey is over.  Time to take that one step towards the next.


Inspiration in strange places – Kong: Skull Island

I’ve written about where I find my inspiration before, and have been pretty clear that without Captain America: The Winter Soldier, my second novel Loose Strands would be a considerably different work. As I think back to when I wrote that and what other films and television shows I’ve seen since, I don’t think anything […]

Tools of the Trade –

So in a private conversation with a fellow author over the past couple of days, he directed me towards a new service from Sterling & Stone, the folks behind the Self Publishing Podcast.  This new application is called StoryShop and I have to admit, I’m intrigued. While the cost is a bit out of my […]

Fun new pulp anthology featuring yours truly and many others live on Amazon now!

I will fully admit this did not feel much in my wheelhouse when it was pitched to me, but it ended up being a ton of fun. If you like pulp fiction or even just some fun and heart-filled science fiction, you’re going to want to check out Saucy Robot Stories.  I had the ultimate […]

The time is here! Operation: Harvest Book 3 – Tipping Point coming April 11th!

It seems like it’s been a long time coming (and it has… at least five years from first draft writing and ten years from brain dumping) but the Operation: Harvest trilogy is one step closer to completion! April 11th is a day to circle on your calendar!  That’s the day that Operation: Harvest Book 3 […]

How do you quantify success as a self published author?

I hope in reading these words you’re not expecting some world-bending enlightenment on my part.  Because brothers and sisters, I don’t have it. As an American, I’ve been raised to believe that ultimately success = dollars.  To be considered “successful” it means to earn money doing a job (hopefully something you enjoy) enough so that […]

Latest G.I. Joe Novella – Nerves of Stone available on Amazon. com NOW

While I’m punching through editing and still developing my next novel, I took some time to put together a brand new G.I. Joe novella for Kindle Worlds! When a new G.I. Joe recruit goes missing, G.I. Joe calls in the Wolf Squad! A COBRA secret facility in Alaska is the target of Wolf Squad reconnaissance, […]

My writing year in review – 2016

Isn’t this how these blogs work at the beginning of 2017?  You look back over the past twelve months to see what went well, what didn’t go well and set some goals for the coming year.  That feels like the right thing to do. From a personal standpoint, 2016 was somewhat challenging.  I lost a […]

The struggling author – tracking progress with Self Publishing School

I’ve made a few posts on the ole blog here referencing my struggles with selling my work, and mostly I try to make light of the situation, but in truth, I absolutely love to write, and in further (more painful) truth, if I don’t find a way to at least make it pay for itself, […]

Dip your toes into Operation: Harvest FOR FREE this holiday season!

As my revision work on Book Three continues, I struggle to find a way to get folks into the Operation: Harvest universe, so finally I decided that maybe it was just time to start letting people get introduced for free! To that end, I’ve launched the World of Wolf’s Head Publishing, a mailing list which […]