Killer Shine Book Trailer

After a little New Year's hiatus, it's time for me to get back on the bandwagon and work on some new promotions for Killer Shine! I'm fired up to launch a new marketing campaign in 2014 because it gives me the opportunity to talk about all the great work going on at Kidz 1st Fund. Killer Shine is a thrilling, colorful murder-mystery novel that takes place on a fictional stretch of paradise called Crab Island. Hidden beneath the swaying palms and warm sunshine, the workings of a moonshine still pose a threat to the island's very way of life. Wrapped into the book's plot is the story of … [Read more...]

Read Candi Fisher’s Powerful Foreword

Killer Shine simply would not exist without Candi Fisher. As I mentioned last week, the story of Candi's son Ethan touched me so much I decided to work Fanconi anemia into the Killer Shine plot to help spread the word about this incurable, life threatening disorder. Candi and Cameron Ulrich from the Fishers' foundation, Kidz 1st Fund, graciously worked with me on making sure that I nailed all the details of FA for the book. They also allowed me to use the K1F logo and other promotional pieces to help tell people what they can do to help advance the quest for a cure. And if that wasn't … [Read more...]

5 Things to Know About Fanconi Anemia

There is more to my new book, Killer Shine, than meets the eye. About two years ago, I was still in the early plot planning stages for the book when I first heard the story of Ethan Fisher. At six years old, Ethan was diagnosed with an extremely rare genetic disorder called Fanconi anemia. 1. Fanconi anemia is a fatal disorder. My path crossed with Ethan's briefly, back in 2008 when his dad, Jimbo, was hired as the offensive coordinator at FSU. I was working for the Seminoles' sports information office at the time and remember seeing the Fisher family at Jimbo's introductory press … [Read more...]