Story: The Visitor, Updates

My two closest companions and some great news.

It’s no secret that disappointment and discouragement are constant and close companions of the writer.

img_0107One of my greatest discouragements has been receiving so few reviews in relation to how many copies of The Visitor have been downloaded. I’ve worked tirelessly trying to get reviews for my time travel tale, including offering numerous free download days. The results? The Visitor has been downloaded hundreds of times over the past year but has only received 42 reviews.

The most recent example was this past Saturday when The Visitor was available all day for free. 229 copies were downloaded, yet to date, I’ve only received one new review.

I am truly grateful for each and every one of the reviews I’ve received over the past year, I’ve just found that it’s taken an inordinate amount of time to obtain that many reviews . . . time that could have been spent writing.

However, it was during this epiphany of disappointment that I was blessed with great news: This past weekend, The Visitor reached number 1 and number 2 in the following two categories:

Thank you to all those who helped propel The Visitor to those coveted spots on Amazon’s ranking.

Story: The Visitor

The Visitor is free for download today.

Download a free copy of THE VISITOR today. THE VISITOR has 40 reviews and maintains a 4 and a 1/2-star review.

img_0107Theodore Garfield never believed the old farmer’s story about the day the stranger appeared in his cornfield. And Theodore was even more skeptical about the letter the visitor left behind detailing the gradual downfall of America, beginning with the assassination of a future president named John F. Kennedy.

Years later the farmer’s story is all but forgotten until a young senator named John F. Kennedy is elected president. With the farmer and the letter now long gone, will Theodore be able to prevent one of the most tragic days in American history?


Story: Alibi Interrupted, Story: The Visitor

Enter the “Name My Book” contest.


In the very near future I’ll be releasing a book of two short fiction works. Both stories, The Visitor and Alibi Interrupted, are Speculative Fiction tales involving time travel and the JFK assassination. Currently these titles are available in ebook format only.

This is where you come in. Help me name the book that these two stories will be printed in and if your suggestion is the one selected I will send you a free copy of the book, autographed or not (your choice), as soon as the print version is available.

Entry Rules:

  • Leave your title suggestions in the comments section below (you can leave as many title suggestions as you wish).
  • The contest ends August 12th at 3PM (EST).
  • If your suggestion is the winner, the announcement will be made in the comments section below once selection is made, and I will make arrangements with you to get your book sent to you.
  • This contest does not require that a title must be chosen from those suggested. If none of the suggested titles beat the current working title (see below), then the current title will remain. 

Although having read either of the stories is not required, if you want to have an advantage it is recommended that you check out the blurb for each of the stories to get a better idea of what they’re about. The blurb for The Visitor can be found here, and the blurb for Alibi Interrupted can be found here.

Currently, the working title is:

Saving Kennedy

And the subtitle is:

Two Short Stories.

Two Time Travelers.

Two Chances to Save Kennedy. 

Think you have a better title idea? Enter the contest by leaving your suggestion in the comments section below.

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Reviews, Story: The Visitor

Three more 5-star reviews for The Visitor.

Here are the highlights from this week’s featured reader reviews of The Visitor:

1). “Had me hooked from the start . . . . The ending was spectacular.”

2). “An excellent short story that captures your imagination . . . . Well done.”

3). “This is a great story that makes you think . . . . I can’t wait for the next story.”

Download The Visitor today.

Reviews, Story: The Visitor

“If the Twilight Zone still existed, this short story would be an episode, it is that good.”

This week’s reader review of my debut short story, The Visitor, comes from Amazon reviewer, Papaphilly who gave The Visitor four stars and said it renewed his love for the short story.

Download The Visitor from Amazon and find out why Papahilly said, “Rod Serling himself would be proud.”