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BACKGROUND

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.

MY
WORK

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 create 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 you 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 with a darkly comedic edge. I want my readers to come away from each novel genuinely entertained and eager for more.

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acclaim & Accolades

THE SCORPION'S NEST

  • Amazon's Breakthrough Novel Awards finalist, 2012

  • IndieReader Discovery Award winner, 2012

COGAR'S REVOLT:

  • Clive Cussler Adventure Writer's Competition finalist, 2014

THE PHAISTOS PARAGON: 

  • Clive Cussler Adventure Writer's Competition winner, 2017

ZIMBABWE HUSTLE: 

  • Best Independent Book Award winner, 2019

GET IDIOTA: 

  • 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

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