Happy to announce my first book of speculative fiction.

LIFT: The Rise of M-L-M releases in May 2024

With Earth on the brink of total annihilation, can a new universal language unite the world enough to save it?


It’s 2489 and the world’s governing mathematicians have calculated that society’s struggles with rampant war and homicide have put humanity on a crash-course with extinction. With an estimated fifteen months left until humankind’s total annihilation, the World Council of Mathematicians (WCM) determine the only way out of the crisis is to create the optimum language for humans, creating common understanding across all cultures and allowing them to work together for their joint salvation.
The WCM and Charles De Costa, a brilliant mathematics student, must rely on LIFT, a scientific breakthrough that allows them to enlist the aid of the greatest minds in history, to create this new world language based on mathematics, linguistics, and music. Can the great minds of the past help lead humanity to a better future? Can this new language be created in time? Or will society’s continued evil and miscommunication lead the world to an inevitable end?


THE TRAIL was released by Turner Publishing in October 2015. It’s a thriller, and in the novel I take the reader from Georgia to Maine. I’ve put a mean and nasty fugitive out on the Appalachian Trail. While I don’t want to alarm anyone or offend my fellow hikers, it is an unfortunate fact that eleven murders have occurred on or near the A.T. since 1974. It is always wise to stay alert in the wilds.

THE TRAIL   Not just another walk in the woods! 

TheTrailcover4-30-15   Order The Trail, next line below.


The second novel in my Karl “Awol” Bergman hiking-thriller series released in October 2016. Sierra takes place along the Pacific Crest Trail, which I finished hiking in 2008. In this thriller, a Mexican drug cartel uses human mules to haul product along the PCT.

My third AWOL thriller, The Divide, takes place along the Continental Divide Trail. It was released in August 2020. Please see below.

A fourth thriller on Vermont’s Long Trail is planned.

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Available October 2016

Book three, THE DIVIDE, released 8/18/2020 – click below to order   


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