I am an author, blogger and an un-apologetically patriotic American. I enjoy martial arts, shooting sports and writing. I currently live in Cary, NC with my German Shepherd named Sophie.

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Cristian Mihai Reviews Serpents Underfoot!

Writing a good thriller is mostly about the pace you set for the story. The way all the pieces fall into place, how you build suspense, how believable are your characters, the setting. It’s not an easy job.
D.C. Gilbert achieves this with style.


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What can an individual do to support our troops? Whatever we can do to support our troops, we should!  I was messaging with my nephew who is with the 4/25th and currently stationed in Afghanistan. He is attached to my old unit … the 1/501st Parachute Regiment.  The 1/501st was airborne during WW II. However,…

The USS Laffey: The Ship That Would Not Die.

USS Laffey: The Ship That Would Not Die. The story of the USS Laffey is one of uncommon bravery and perseverance in battle and a tribute to all members of the American military. Some years ago I visited Patriot Point in Charleston, South Carolina. While there I toured the Aircraft Carrier USS Yorktown, the Destroyer,…

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Thanks, Martha, for the Five Star Review!

Another Five Star Review for Serpents Underfoot! Thank you, Martha, for your thoughtful comments and great Five Star Review on Amazon.com. That makes 6 so far! I continue to be surprised by the number of women who enjoy this book. I think Martha’s review shed some light on this for me.  While it is a…

Vietnam War

Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War by Karl Marlentes.

A novel of the Vietnam War! Many today know little about the Vietnam War. The author, Karl Marlantes, served in the Marine Corp during the Vietnam War. Awarded the Navy Cross, the Bronze Star, two Navy Commendation Medals for valor, two Purple Hearts, and ten air medals, Mellas was no armchair warrior. He was deep…

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Wowsers! Thanks, Ann Pippen, For The Great Review!!

Another 5 Star Review Serpents Underfoot has just received its 4th Five Star review! Thanks, Ann, for the great review!  While writing this book, I had imagined it would mostly appeal to men between 18 and 65 years of age. The number of women who also seem to really enjoy the book is surprising to…

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Reviews and Other Odds and Ends!

Great Reviews for Serpents Underfoot! What awesome reviews! Thank you, Brad Glentrier, for the great review on my website.  I do really appreciate any feedback, both positive, and even negative! Positive because it feels good, and negative because it will help me to ensure the next book, will be even better!  That being said, if…

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Two More Five Star Reviews for Serpents Underfoot!

Thank you for the Five Star Reviews! Wow!  Two new Five Star reviews! Thank you very much to Danny Smith and Eric Ewald for their great reviews of Serpents Underfoot. It is one thing to publish a novel. It is quite another thing to have somebody actually read it and enjoy it enough to take…

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Serpents Underfoot showcased on North Carolina Writers’ Network Book Buzz!

Serpents Underfoot Showcased on North Carolina Writers’ Network Book Buzz! The North Carolina Writers’ Network in their section Book Buzz. Now, that is pretty darn awesome if you ask me! The North Carolina Writers’ Network supports the writers of this state by providing educational resources for the craft and business of writing. They also provide…

No gray Areas

Stuart Hopkins: No Gray Areas, An Autobiography

No Gray Areas … The Autobiography of Stuart Hopkins Stuart Hopkins is truly a real-life ‘Piano Man.” In his autobiography, No Gray Areas, Hopkins writes of his life experiences as an international hotel pianist. It is indeed quite a story, and one that will tug at your heartstrings. From his early childhood years living with…