My New Novella is Now Available

Hi everyone, I have just made my novella, Marshall Cooper, available as a PDF for my Patreon Supporters.

Marshall Cooper is about a man trying to rebuild his life in a new town after a personal tragedy. I began it three years ago as part of NaNoWriMo and have edited it off and on since then.

There is a lot I love about this story. In creating Marshall Cooper, I fell in love with the fictional town of Santa Creda and the characters who inhabit it. I hope to delve more into that town in future works. I also have an affection for Marshall, who is a good guy just trying to get through every day under difficult circumstances. Writing this allowed me to deal with issues surrounding the loss of my parents and my sister over the past few years.

Marshall Cooper is a bit of a shaggy story. There are some mysteries that will remain mysteries, at least for now. I hope to take up some of the threads with a new POV character in a future story. If you get anything out of reading it, I hope it is an affection for the characters and the feeling that you want to know more about Santa Creda.

Marshall Cooper is also a clean story. At worst, if it were a movie, it would get a PG rating. Certainly nothing objectionable was meant.

Most of my fiction will be available at the $2 level, but I have made Marshall Cooper available even to $1 subscribers.

View Marshall Cooper on Patreon.

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