THE PULLER movie option

Hey friends, I’ve known about this news since Halloween, so it’s great to finally spill:

My debut novel, THE PULLER, has been optioned by Hollywood for a movie. I want to thank the extremely talented Sonny Mallhi ( “The Strangers” with Liv Tyler, “House at the End of the Street” with Jennifer Lawrence, “The Lake House” with Sandra Bullock) for his interest in my debut.

Sonny is an amazing producer and I have no doubt he’s going to make THE PULLER shine on the big screen. I also want to thank my agent, Laura Wood, film agent Susan Schulman (The English Patient), Sarah Welsh, and Alex Kane.

I’m thrilled that the harrowing story of Matt Kearns will be translated to the big screen. It seems Matt always has more to say.

THE PULLER is available on Amazon now. Click here to order.

THE PULLER is alive

My debut novel, THE PULLER is now up on Amazon, in Kindle and Paperback format. Click here to order the paperback….and click here to order the Kindle version.

I’m thrilled that this piece is finally out. It’s been years in the making. I started THE PULLER as a short story many years ago. I came back to it after realizing Matthew Kearns had much more to say and do.

Quite simply, THE PULLER is a story about being trapped. Most of us have been there in one form or another, hemmed in by forces outside of our control. It’s much the same way an animal feels when confined to a poacher’s trap. Every time the animal tries to flee, it’s yanked back again and again. The same can be said for Matthew Kearns in THE PULLER.

I hope my readers enjoy it. Of all the novels I’ve written, this was the hardest to write and edit. But it’s also the one I’m closest to.

Stay tuned for more PULLER news. It’s going to get interesting….

THE PULLER approaches…

Expect my debut novel, THE PULLER to be released very soon. Accompanying the release will be additional Puller-related news.

THE PULLER mushroomed from my first speculative fiction story. Initially the piece was only several thousand words, but the story called out to me repeatedly to expand. I’ve been blown away by early feedback so far, and I hope this translates once I release my baby into the wild (maybe the wilds of Michigan’s rugged Upper Peninsula?). I’ve always held this story close to my chest, and it’s going to be hard to let go. But let go I must.

Stay tuned for purchase information, and big news….

The Mission Mountains

Okay, I admit it: I’ve become horribly spoiled since moving to Missoula from Chicago. This scene, which I filmed yesterday is a mere 40 minutes from my town home in the South Hills.

Missions - alternate

This is unprecedented for me. Sure, I’m used to camping for weeks at a time in the Rockies, but to actually live there, wake up one morning and decide to visit a place like this is simply not possible in Chicagoland.

The Mission Mountains are perhaps the most majestic range in the Rockies. While not the tallest mountains (McDonald Peak tops out at 9,820 feet), the valley-to-peak ratio is almost 7,000 feet…and no foothills. Few ranges in the lower 48 can compete with this.

Not only are the Missions stunning, but they boast a rich tapestry of megafauna like grizzly bears, wolverine, and lynx (although trappers are doing their best to hammer the wolverine and lynx populations).

I did not want to leave this scene. At all. However, I was comforted by the fact that yeah, I now live here. I guess, deep inside, this has always been my home. But now my body rises and sleeps beneath the peaks.

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Stay tuned for a writing update. It’s a big one.