I am excited to finally share the finished product with you of the first joint project from my writing partner and me. Take a peek at our first foray into children’s books with a fun story about an impossibly buoyant toy boat. Try not to laugh when you’re reading this book to a small child and they exclaim, “My ship don’t sink!” Order your copy here, and stock up for upcoming baby showers and the holidays!
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The much-anticipated sequel to Crossroads is nearing completion, so it’s time to start sharing some sneak peeks! The first three drafts are out-of-the-way, and the graphics have been completed. I’m waiting for the last round of notes from my proofreaders before shipping the finished manuscript off to the publisher. While the official release date is still pending, I’m excited to share the synopsis and finished cover art with you, so check it out!
“Once upon a time, in a far away land, there was a knight who tried to save a princess. That’s an example of how this story doesn’t start. This is no fairy tale folks, so if that’s what you’re looking for then you’ll have to keep looking. This is more of a nightmare. My nightmare.”
Will McGee is back! Just when he thought he could take a breath from infiltrating and toppling an outlaw motorcycle club, he realized just how much his tiny hometown of Rough River Falls, Kentucky truly needs him…even if it appears that they don’t want him. The town is imploding as a direct result of his actions against the Kings of Chaos Motorcycle Club, and the impact is starting to rear its ugly head in multiple ways. The lawman’s battles have left him scarred and weary, but he’s never been one to leave things alone. Can he restore order to the chaos he created, or will he get caught in the Crossfire? Grab a helmet, this ride could get a little out of control.
Including all the action-packed fun that you loved from the original release of Crossroads, the Deluxe Photo Tour Hardback Edition (that’s not a mouthful or anything) provides a glimpse into the actual world of Will McGee and the Kings of Chaos Motorcycle Club. While the story is set off the banks of the Rough River in Central Kentucky, the locations behind the story are actually based off of real locations from my childhood. Though Rough River Falls doesn’t technically exist as described, I wanted a setting that was placed in a real geographic location with the freedom of creating the environment to best suit the story. Subconsciously, as the world was created around the Kings of Chaos Motorcycle Club, I realized that the settings that were being described were directly inspired by locations I was familiar with through my adolescence.
So check out the Store page and order your copy of the Deluxe Photo Tour Hardback Edition today and get a real feel for Rough River Falls!
I am ecstatic to officially announce that the release date for my first novel, Crossroads is August 2nd, 2016! It’s been a long time coming since the original file was first created four years ago! I never expected this process to be so drawn out, but I also never would have guessed when I started writing this story that I would change jobs, move to another city, get married, and have two kids. Life happens that way sometimes and I wouldn’t change any of it. So check back on my Store Page at midnight on 8/2/2016 and be one of the first people to order a copy! See what some of the early reviews are saying:
“F***ing awesome. This has movie deal written all over it, even though we all know the movie versions are never as good as the books. Charles Kelley has bolted on a modern storyline to the timeless soul of the 60s – 70s outlaw biker films. With characters recognizable to anyone who’s filled their teeth with insect corpses and their butt with saddle sores, this is a fast-paced read that’s the literary equivalent of taming the dragon.” -Andrew Miller, author of If Only the Names Were Changed
“The pace picks up at the right times and it’s all around a great read. I fell in love with the characters and story overall. I had to tell myself to stop reading so I could get some sleep.” – Christian Scully, author of The Chronicles of Erika Lorenz series
“Crossroads is a biker-classic that will leave the smell of gasoline and gun smoke in your nostrils. If you like mayhem and motorcycles, grab a copy of this book! With a cast of characters you can almost smell, and enough action to keep the pages turning, you can hear the bullets whiz past your head as the story unfolds. You have to check this one out!” – Adam K. Moore, author of the CompendiumTwenty-Three series
Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a sequel to get started! Thank you, that is all.
With all the rounds of proofreading, edits, and rewrites out-of-the-way, my first full-length novel Crossroads is approaching a release date. Final formatting has been completed, and the manuscript has been submitted to the publisher. My proof copy has been mailed from the printer, and once I receive it and comb through it to make sure it’s as perfect as I can get it, I will finally be able to announce a release date. In the mean time, let me brighten your day with an early look at the cover art and a brief synopsis to grab your attention! Continue reading
It’s here! The time has finally come! After 3 long years and multiple attempts to get it produced, The Man’s Guide to Quick & Simple Meals for the Kitchen-Impaired is released!
This cookbook is written by a guy that can’t cook (me) for people who can’t cook. The recipes are very easy and basic to compliment the typical diet of fast food and frozen dinners. The perfect gift for somebody that’s about to trek out on their own, but might not quite be ready to feed themselves. 40 packed pages of practical help to get those millennials, bachelors, and dads through their next meal.
Click the link above or check out the new Store Page at the top of the site to order a copy for you and everyone you know!
So I learned of a poetry project last month and was intrigued by the concept to say the least. The idea, aptly named Project 411, was to take contributions from as many poets/writers as possible, and compile a 411 line poem to represent the 411 miles of free-flowing freedom that is the Wabash River, an Indiana geographic icon. I whipped up my 5 best attempts at poetry and clicked on the submit button.
Well, the final product was released this week and I was excited to see my name listed in the participant’s section! The finished poem is filled with truly inspiring words, so I strongly encourage you to check it out when you have a few minutes. Make your guesses in the comments and see if you can single out my efforts!