Books

The Propaganda Project

The best slaves think they’re free.

Since birth, human beings are bombarded by propaganda from the media, religion, schooling, government, culture, and even our friends and family. How do we know our thoughts are really our own?

In a world of infinite information and propaganda screaming at us from every angle, the truth is of paramount importance to our mental health, and can be a matter of life and death for every person on this planet. In The Propaganda Project, I expose the tricks of the propagandist—the tricks needed to legitimize the illegitimate, to make us think up is down, black is white. I dig deep into the muck to extract the truth about government, and the financial interests pulling the strings.

I hope you’ll open your mind and journey with me into the belly of the beast. For the rest of you, don’t worry, the best slaves think they’re free.

The Propaganda Project can be purchased in E-book, paperback, and audio here:
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Cesspool

There’s a thin line between justice and vengeance. James and Brittany fight for both against a corrupt police department.

James Fisher taught his students to question authority, much to the chagrin of his principal. He loved his wife, but his marriage was failing. His life was a bubble in search of a pin.

After his bubble burst, he moved to a backwoods town, content to waste away. He was awakened from his apathy by a small girl with a big problem. It was safer to look the other way. Getting involved would place James squarely in the crosshairs of the local police.

He was afraid, but he did it anyway.

Adult language and content.

Cesspool can be purchased in E-book, paperback, and audio here:
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Initiation

He was ready for the game. The initiation and the aftermath … that was a different story.

Carter Lynch was an outsider, an army brat transfer. He had what it took to be a star. He was focused, talented … violent. Carter didn’t join the football team to make friends or win championships. He didn’t care about anything but taking a starting spot, earning a scholarship, and leaving. Until he met Sara and Ben.

Ben was desperate to fit in, desperate for the same starting spot, and desperate for the same girl. The uneasy friends were on a collision course that would change everything.

Adult language and content.

Initiation can be purchased in E-book, paperback, and audio here:
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Stone Lake

Jon Porter works with his ex-wife and ex-best friend in the sleepy vacation town of Stone Lake. He toils to keep their construction company afloat while the exes in his life enjoy their honeymoon.

Jon meets Morgan when a gaggle of turkeys and a curvy mountain road aligns with one-in-a-million timing. Despite their attraction, her engagement, and the ire of her family, the pair embarks on a platonic friendship. As their relationship strengthens, they share secrets, but Morgan holds her most important secret tight to her chest, where it beats like a ticking time bomb.

It’s not a matter of if, but when.

Adult language and content.

Stone Lake can be purchased in E-book, paperback, and audio here:
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Fire the Landscaper

“Rarely does a gardening book raise eyebrows, let alone hell.” -Diana Morse

Fire the Landscaper is a biting critique of current landscape design and maintenance practices. The book explores the health risks, cultural biases, origins, and the insults to Mother Nature caused by our culturally backed, legally enforced obsession with artificial representations of nature.

The author, Phil Williams, is a former owner of a successful lawn and landscape company. He exposes the waste, fraud, and downright ridiculousness of an industry focused solely on aesthetics. Through his subsequent training as a permaculture designer, he offers many practical solutions aligned with nature to increase the health and productivity of landscapes, and the world by extension, while simultaneously reducing the workload of upkeep.

Fire the Landscaper can be purchased in E-book, paperback, and audio here:
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Against the Grain

A tyrannical high school principal.
A young anarchist with nothing left to lose.
One way or another, this place is goin’ down.

Matt Moyer is an orphaned teen growing up on a primitive farm in the Pennsylvania coal region. He’s homeschooled by his eccentric and philosophical great-uncle, who’s a stickler for logic, reason, and intellectual honesty. Despite his uncle’s reverence for veracity, inconsistencies arise regarding the old man’s shady past and the teen’s parents.

Through a harrowing sequence of events, Matt is forced to attend a public school. The feral teen finds it difficult to cope with the hypocrisy, propaganda, and misinformation that adults and children so readily accept. Faced with the possibility of expulsion, arrest, and ostracism, he must make a choice. Will he choose the easy lie or the hard truth?

Adult language and content.

Against the Grain can be purchased in E-book, paperback, and audio here:
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Farmer Phil’s Permaculture

Farmer Phil’s Permaculture is a bushel of fun for ages 2-8. Future farmers will enjoy the rhyming narrative, stunning artwork, animals, and adventures.

Let Mother Nature be your guide.
Try working with her, and she will provide.

Eden’s dad, eager to exit the rat race, buys a farm. Eden is disappointed when the farm looks more like a factory than the country setting she imagined. She befriends Farmer Phil, who encourages her to observe. Through observation, Eden understands the plants and animals, but she doesn’t know what to do. Farmer Phil suggests reading from the book of nature. To save the farm, Eden must see that the problem is the solution.

Farmer Phil’s Permaculture can be purchased in E-book, hardcover, and softcover here:
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No Conscience

There’s something wrong with this family.

Wes Shaw’s different than his siblings—darker, awkward, the perpetual ne’er-do-well. Mary Shaw’s the doting mother, showering her children with giftsfrom the heart and the pocketbook.

The Shaws have survived divorce and death, but something sinister is in their midst. The truth threatens to tear them apart. The lies threaten to tear them apart.

Which side will each choose?

Adult language and explicit content.

No Conscience can be purchased in E-book, paperback, and audio here:
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Sedition

A trucker, a blogger, and a congressman determine the fate of the most powerful empire the world has ever known.

Americans are angry and divided along party lines. They’re tired of the endless wars, high gas prices, and high unemployment. They’re tired of the graft in DC and on Wall Street. They’re tired of being spied on and herded like cattle into the prison industrial complex. Like in years before, they’re certain that, this time, their guy will change everything. The Republican and Democratic saviors make their promises, and the true believers swoon, but domestic terrorists aren’t buying what these politicians are selling.

Truck driver George Chapman is in the right place at the right time to foil an assassination attempt on one of the most influential men in politics. Some might say the reluctant hero was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Some might say it was a false flag. Nonetheless, his fifteen minutes of fame grows because of his extraordinary gift. Will he use his gift and newfound fame to unite the country or to tear it apart?

A revolution is coming. Which side are you on?

Adult language, content, and sexual violence.

Sedition can be purchased in E-book and paperback here:
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What Happened at the Lake

They went on vacation. Not everyone made it back.

The Palmers went to the lake for a week of fun in the sun. But Alex Palmer had an agenda. He wanted his brother to reconcile with their hypercompetitive father. He wanted his daughter to break up with her shady boyfriend. Most of all, Alex wanted them to be a family one more time before he faced his predicament at home.

Evil incarnate and a brutal double murder shifted Alex’s focus from wants to needs. He needed to keep his family safe. He needed to find her. He needed to know what happened at the lake.

His pastor often said, “God won’t give you more than you can bear.”

This had nothing to do with God.

NOTE TO THE READER: This is a dark psychological thriller that delves into depraved acts of humanity. For adult readers only who can handle these subject matters. Adult language and explicit sexual violence.

What Happened at the Lake can be purchased in E-book, paperback, and audio here:
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Against the Grain YA Edition

A tyrannical high school principal.
A young anarchist with nothing left to lose.
One way or another, this place is goin’ down.

Matt Moyer is an orphaned teen growing up on a primitive farm in the Pennsylvania coal region. He’s homeschooled by his eccentric and philosophical great-uncle, who’s a stickler for logic, reason, and intellectual honesty. Despite his uncle’s reverence for veracity, inconsistencies arise regarding the old man’s shady past and the teen’s parents.

Through a harrowing sequence of events, Matt is forced to attend a public school. The feral teen finds it difficult to cope with the hypocrisy, propaganda, and misinformation that adults and children so readily accept. Faced with the possibility of expulsion, arrest, and ostracism, he must make a choice. Will he choose the easy lie or the hard truth?

Adult language and content.

Against the Grain can be purchased in E-book, paperback, and audio here:
Amazon

Initiation YA Edition

He was ready for the game. The initiation and the aftermath … that was a different story.

Carter Lynch was an outsider, an army brat transfer. He had what it took to be a star. He was focused, talented … violent. Carter didn’t join the football team to make friends or win championships. He didn’t care about anything but taking a starting spot, earning a scholarship, and leaving. Until he met Sara and Ben.

Ben was desperate to fit in, desperate for the same starting spot, and desperate for the same girl. The uneasy friends were on a collision course that would change everything.

Adult language and content.

Initiation can be purchased in E-book, paperback, and audio here:
Amazon

The Predator Hunter

A twentysomething trolls the internet for child predators. His goal: confrontation and humiliation IRL.

Kyle Summers mows lawns by day and hunts child predators by night. Troy, his friend and cameraman, is a mall security guard by day and watches Kyle’s back by night. Together the wannabe heroes hope to be someone more than they are. But being a hero comes with a price. Do they have what it takes?

This novel portrays adult language, sexual content, and child abuse.

The Predator Hunter can be purchased in E-book, paperback, and audio here:
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Rumors

A high school ruled by small-town politics.
A rural community ruled by rumors.
The truth may set them free. But are they ready for it?

The residents of West Lake are resistant to change and afraid of confrontation. They’re happy to punch in and punch out and complain about the boss man. They’re friendly to your face but spiteful behind your back. They have their farms and their football, but, underneath that small-town veneer, there’s envy and self-hatred and greed.

Principal Janet Wilcox is a modern-day Machiavelli of small-town politics, playing the school board and the community like a banjo. Coach Rick Barnett finds himself squarely in her sights when an up-and-coming quarterback challenges her son’s starting position.

Gwen Townsend’s the new teacher in town. She’s a beautiful woman with a secret. She picked the wrong place to hide from her past. Caleb Miles is her star pupil, a brilliant young writer, questioning his sexuality in a town lacking tolerance. Gwen needs to hide who she was, and Caleb needs to hide who he is.

In a town run on rumors, nobody’s secret is safe.

Adult content and language.

Rumors can be purchased in E-book, paperback, and audio here:
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2050: Psycho Island (Book 1)

A tropical paradise destroyed by hurricanes.
Converted into an open-air prison.
The perfect place for undesirables.

The American dream is a mirage. The gap between the haves and the have-nots is wider than ever before. The haves live a life of opulence, with robotic domestics and self-driving vehicles. The have-nots struggle to survive, their jobs long since replaced by automation, with only Universal Basic Income standing between them and starvation.

Crime is nearly nonexistent, thanks to the surveillance state and the test. Ubiquitous cameras and facial recognition software deter and detect would-be criminals, and the test identifies psychopaths with 99.59% accuracy. Citizens who test positive receive a one-way ticket to US Penal Colony East. The have-nots call it Psycho Island.

In 2050, people struggle for their piece of a shrinking pie. Derek Reeves is one of those people, a small farmer, his business hanging by a thread. His wife, Rebecca, dreams of the finer things in life. Jacob Roth, CEO and member of the most powerful banking family in the world, sweeps Rebecca off her feet and gives her the lifestyle she craves.

Summer Fitzgerald’s pregnant. Like all prospective parents, she wants a designer baby. These children vastly outperform natural-born children. Unfortunately, her nurse’s salary and her fiancé’s low-level tech job don’t pay enough to give their little bundle of joy the must-have advantage in the new economy.

Naomi Sutton is a congresswoman with her eye on the White House. Unwilling to take campaign donations with strings, she lacks the budget or the connections for a serious run at the presidency. In a town of sharks, she’s the only one who truly cares about the people. Will she compromise her ideals to sit on the throne of power? Will she make good on her promise to close Psycho Island?

In 2050, the seeds of discontent are growing. The elites will stop at nothing to maintain their dominance. But the people are awakening to the rigged game.

And they’re very, very angry.

This novel contains adult content, language, and sexual situations.

2050: Psycho Island (Book 1) can be purchased in E-book, paperback, and audio here:
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2050: Exodus (Book 2)

Citizens chose safety over liberty long ago.
Now they have neither.

Derek Reeves is stranded on Psycho Island, the most dangerous place on the planet. He’s alone and hunted by the most powerful gangs on the open-air island prison. To survive, he’ll need help. To escape, he’ll need a miracle.

That miracle might just come from the man who stole Derek’s family. Jacob Roth is married to Derek’s ex-wife, Rebecca. When Jacob agreed to use his wealth and power to rescue Derek, it didn’t go as planned. Jacob hired Project Freedom, a group of drug smugglers and con men who provide closure and false hope to families of island prisoners. For a fee, Project Freedom produced fraudulent video evidence of Derek’s demise on Psycho Island. This was meant to satisfy Rebecca’s desire to help her ex and the father of her daughter.

But, when Summer Fitzgerald washed up on that beach in the Virgin Islands, the truth about Derek washed up with her. Jacob’s plan for a cheap and easy disposal of his wife’s ex-husband turned into an expensive and elaborate plan to actually rescue his rival.

Summer Fitzgerald is a fugitive, the first escaped convict from Psycho Island. She travels to Silver City, the only place that welcomes enemies of the state and also the possible location of her dissident father. The freest city on Earth occupies a tiny slice of Panama, between the jungles of the Darién Province and the Gulf of San Miguel. Summer is desperate to locate and recover her son, Byron, who was taken from her by the state after her arrest.

Truman Bradshaw, a part-time Silver City resident and the full-time CEO of Thorium Unlimited—the growing worldwide energy supplier, and rival to the old banking money masters—offers to help Summer locate her son, but the price might be more than she can pay.

After the bombing, Naomi Sutton adjusts to life without her husband. Naomi tries to resume her illicit relationship with her chief of staff. Unfortunately, her disfigured appearance is too much for him to take. His love is only skin deep. Despite her rejection by her lover and the ongoing threat of assassination, Naomi continues her quest for the Democratic presidential nomination. She soon finds out that she’ll only go so far on her own merit. Ultimately, she must make a choice. Either compromise her principles and make a deal with Jacob Roth or be relegated to the dustbin of history.

This novel contains adult content, language, and sexual situations.

2050: Exodus (Book 2) can be purchased in E-book and paperback here:
Amazon

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