I'm a Minnesotan outdoorsman, award-winning novelist, and editor. I like the smell of gunpowder, the taste of gin, and the feel of leather-bound books.
In addition to writing fiction, I've worked as a magazine editor for a Fortune 500 publishing company, a copy-editor for a military news network, editor-in-chief of a hunting and outdoor network, and as a developmental editor for several New York Times best-selling authors.
It's been argued that every story has already been written.
Yes, there's been a vast expanse of literature created throughout human history, but I refuse to accept that modern authors cannot conceive fresh, distinctive stories. As a reader, I've become less and less forgiving of unoriginal premises, clichéd characterization, and trite prose.
If you're like me and crave a unique and memorable read (if a little quirky), I invite you to sample my work. I strive to craft wildly adventurous, powerfully evocative, unconventional thrillers—usually furnished with a darkly comedic edge. I want my readers to come away from each novel genuinely entertained and eager for more.
acclaim & Accolades
THE SCORPION'S NEST:
Amazon's Breakthrough Novel Awards finalist, 2012
IndieReader Discovery Award winner, 2012
Clive Cussler Adventure Writer's Competition finalist, 2014
THE PHAISTOS PARAGON:
Clive Cussler Adventure Writer's Competition winner, 2017
Best Independent Book Award winner, 2019
Minnesota Book Award finalist, 2021
ScreenCraft Cinematic Book Competition semifinalist, 2021
Best Independent Book Award winner, 2021
IAN Book of the Year Award finalist, 2021