After the hex attack, Garvin Blake wants to impress his girlfriend and be something of a hero and so agrees to be cloned. The Volunteer, my fourth story in the Final Duty universe, is a flash fiction piece of about one thousand words. The Volunteer and Infinite Darkness are two stories that originate from a common idea. However, Infinite Darkness takes a sad, but hopeful turn while The Volunteer turns in a darker direction.
Hello and thank you for looking at my stories on Noisetrade. I’m a bestselling author of action-adventure and speculative fiction novels. I place selected short stories on Noisetrade to reach readers who might not find me on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
Through Many Fires, the first book in my post-apocalyptic Strengthen What Remains series came out in paperback, Kindle and on Audible in August 2013. Within two weeks the novel appeared on the Kindle Science Fiction Post-Apocalyptic list, reaching #10, and reached #1 on the list on December 2, 2014. The second book in the series, A Time to Endure, reached the #1 position on the Amazon Kindle war fiction genre list just over a month after release and then again in January of 2016. At the same time Braving the Storms reached the #8 spot.
I grew up in the mountains of Colorado and earned an Associate in Arts degree from Mesa State College in Grand Junction. When money for college ran low I enlisted in the United States Navy as a Cryptologic Technician. I thought I would do four years and then use my veteran's benefits to go back to college.
My first assignment was with a U.S. Navy unit at the Royal Air Force base in Edzell, Scotland. While on leave in Israel I met Lorraine from Plymouth, Devon, England and married her the next year. Together we spent the remainder of my twenty year naval career traveling across the United States from Virginia to Hawaii and on to Guam, Japan and beyond.
Even before I retired from the U.S. Navy I wrote short stories. In July of 2012 my debut novel, Titan Encounter, a science fiction space adventure, came out on Kindle and later in paperback. My second book, Final Duty - The Speculative Fiction Anthology, was released in January of 2013.
Today, Lorraine and I live on a small farm in Western Washington State and you can easily find and follow me online.
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