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During the last couple of months, I’ve been working on an author website. From now you can can get latest news on the Benny Cahill series by visiting Drop by and take a look.


We Need Your Help to Make Our Ebook Sale a Success


Hi, everyone.

This coming week the members of the Indie Catholic Authors Google+ group are having a sale. From June 24th to 26th, 16 great Catholic books (including Church Triumphant) will be available for 99 cents or less. Visit the Indie Catholic Authors blog post for more information:

P.S. We desperately need your help. Please sign up for our Thunderclap campaign so we can reach more people. If you sign up, Thunderclap will post a one-time message on you Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr account on June 24th about the sale. If we don’t get the required 100 supporters by the 24th, no messages will be sent out. Please hurry, we only have 3 days left. Thanks in advance

New eBook Released, New Project, and Other Coming Attractions

New Book Released

I’m happy to announce the release of a new ebook, entitled Church Triumphant: 25 Men and Women who Gave Their Lives to Christ. This new ebook is available for preorder from Amazon, Barnes and Noble , Kobo, and iTunes. Church Triumphant will be officially released on April 5th. Easter Sunday.


Current projects

I currently working on a new Benny Cahill mystery for an Amazon bundle being put together by a number of fellow writers. I don’t want to give away too much information, but it titled All that Glitters is Not Gold and it involves Cahill in a museum. Keep your eyes out for information about the bundle. Until then, enjoy this new cover.


On top everything else, I am working on a mystery novel collaboration project with two fellow writers. All I can say is that it is a noir story set in modern-day. We’re still in the early stage of the project.

Coming Attractions

Up until now, this blog has mainly been a place for me to tell you about my new books and projects. Starting next week, I will start writing posts about my favorite Old Time Radio and TV programs. If you like my stories, you’ll enjoy these great shows from the Golden Age of radio.

ALERT – Fire in the Night has been removed from Smashwords

I just got a notification that Smashwords does not publish previews, they only publish complete stories. Since that was the case, I have unpublished Fire in the Night, thus it will not be available on iTunes, Barnes and Nobles, and more. Don’t worry though, I created a epub and pdf version of Fire in the Night. So come and get Fire in the Night PDF or epub here. Sorry for any inconvenience. The previous post has been corrected.

New Book Released – Fire in the Night!!!

Fire in the Night, a preview of Rumors of War

Fire in the Night, a preview of Rumors of War

I am proud to announce the release of another ebook. This ebook, entitled Fire in the Night, is a preview of an upcoming novel to be released Fall 2015. My upcoming novel, Rumors of War, will by my first finished novel, so I hope you look forward to it.

Here is the summary from Fire in the Night:

In the early 1860s, European headlines are filled with stories of attacks on the merchant vessels of many countries. Europe is filled with suspicion and paranoia. Is it pirates or a hostile power? Wealthy American playboy Tom Cavanaugh smells trouble and those who look for trouble, always get more than they bargain for.

Currently, Fire in the Night is only available as pdf or epub.  Thanks.

Chasing Liberty: a Review – Part 2

Chasing Liberty by Theresa Linden

Chasing Liberty by Theresa Linden

Note: I received an advanced reader’s copy of this book from the author for this review.

This is part two of a two-part review of Theresa Linden‘s new book Chasing Liberty. Part 1 will take a look at the religious aspects of Chasing Liberty on my religion blog. Part 2 will examine the overall writing.

And Now for the Weather Report

One of the things that impressed me the most about Theresa’s novel is her world-building. As a writer, I know it’s not easy to create a believable world for your character to inhabit. Over the course of her story, you really get a sense of the Regemin as an authoritative regime that observes and controls every aspect of their citizens lives. From characters that Liberty interacts with to the things that she and others have to do, you really get the feeling of Big Brother is looking over their shoulder.

Every story needs a great conflict. For Chasing Liberty, Liberty’s biggest antagonist is an egotistical doctor named Supero, who becomes fixated on Liberty to the point that he neglects his own job. He is angered by her disinterest in becoming a breeder, by her non-conformity. And when she escapes, he drops everything to find her. He spends more time at the Citizen Security Service looking for her than at his office. (On a side note, whenever Theresa uses the acronym CSS, I chuckle to myself. As a guy who works with webpages, I’m used to thinking of CSS or Cascading Style Sheets. And that is what I think of every time I see CSS).

Overall, Chasing Liberty was a very interesting and though provoking story with an engaging plot and well written main characters. Check it out for yourself here.

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas. I have many fun things planned for the coming year, so keep an eye on this blog.

Again, Merry Christmas,

John Paul W