Giveaway Complete

Congratulations to the ten winners of my new book, Surviving La Bestia.  Thanks to all those almost 200 readers who entered the giveaway!  I appreciate it.

I will be hosting another giveaway on Goodreads in the near future and will be letting you all now when that will happen. This story about Javier Salazar’s and his little sister’s journey from Honduras through Mexico riding La Bestia is one I hope you won’t forget. In the meantime, if you want to purchase the book go to:

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Only Seven More Days to Enter Amazon Contest for a Free Kindle Book

Only seven more days to enter the Amazon contest to win a free kindle version of my latest book Surviving La Bestia. The contest ends July 30, so get your entries in today. Just follow this link:

LINK: See this #AmazonGiveaway for a chance to win: Surviving La Bestia (Kindle Edition). NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Ends the earlier of Jul 30, 2017 11:59 PM PDT, or when all prizes are claimed. See Official Rules

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Surviving La Bestia Giveaway Contest

My latest book and first novel, SURVIVING LA BESTIA, is now available at Amazon. I am running a free giveaway for a short time, so if you want a chance for a free copy, just go to Amazon and enter the giveaway contest through July.  PLEASE LEAVE A REVIEW! I would very much appreciate it.

LINK: See this #AmazonGiveaway for a chance to win: Surviving La Bestia (Kindle Edition). NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Ends the earlier of Jul 30, 2017 11:59 PM PDT, or when all prizes are claimed. See Official Rules

Javier Salazar and his little sister, Ana, leave their barrio in Honduras and set out on a perilous journey to reach their mother in America. Along the way they befriend other migrants, endure unbelievable hardships and danger, and ride La Bestia, the Death Train through Mexico. To see if they survive, please go to the “Buy on Amazon” link above!

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Surviving La Bestia

Follow the link below to read the first chapter of my new book, Surviving La Bestia, before it is published! Enjoy!

Here is a brief summary of the plot.

With nowhere to run from the Mara Salvatrucha gang in Honduras, Javier Salazar and his little sister, Ana, set out on a perilous journey to join their mother in America. Along their journey, they endure incredible hardships and dangers, and wonder if they will ever make it across the border. They develop close friendships with other migrants, and encounter gang members who care nothing for the lives of those traveling through their country, except to rob, rape, and extort them. Traveling on La Bestia, the train of death, they quickly learn how treacherous riding the train is. It is a hazardous journey, and one that many do not complete. Javier and Ana risk everything, including their lives, to reach the promised land.




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Just published! SOLITARY WORDS: REFLECTIONS FROM INSIDE by Brett McKeehan I’m excited to let you know Brett’s book has finally been published and is available on Amazon. It was a lot of…


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Solitary Words : Reflections from Inside

Solitary Words : Reflections from Inside, a book of poetry and art by Brett McKeehan will be out soon. I am just finishing compiling the art and poetry so that I can send it to Create Space. I will…

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Holidays for Inmates

It’s that time of year again when those of us who are living free celebrate the holidays. We enjoy family, friends, music, food and comradeship. For those who are incarcerated, this time of y…

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This article has been copied from The Daily Item. I’m posting this because my son has been transferred into the SMU there, and I am concerned for his welfare! Marcia Moore Nov 29, 2016 Amanda…


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The Last Thousand Miles


The good news is I have finished the first draft of “The Last Thousand Miles“.

The bad news is … it needs a lot more editing. As it always is, writing is not just writing some words down to tell a story, it is really writing and re-writing and re-writing some more. Its sort of like having to do the same job over and over. Theoretically it gets better the more you work at it. That’s my theory anyway. So the plan is to have the book done and published before the end of the year. That will allow me to enter it into some contests for books published this year.

To all of you out there who are almost finished with your next book, you know the anxiety I am feeling.  Will it be good? Will anyone be interested in it? Will it sell ?

This book is a fictional story about the dangers and problems two children from Honduras encounter when they try to get to America to reunite with their mother. Traveling across Mexico on the death train, La Bestia, it is a story of courage and faith. It’s based on the stories of all the migrant children who have left their homes to follow their dreams in America in the past few years. It doesn’t matter what your political stance on migrants is, you will still be touched by this story.

I will be keeping you updated on the final progress. By the way, the cover is being designed by my wonderful graphic artist, Morpheus Blak.


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Treasure Hunting and other Summer Stuff

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We started off in the RV the beginning of June with plans to treasure hunt for Forrest Fenn’s treasure, visit our new great-grandson, attend a Tiffin rally and spend time on a dude ranch with the…

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