Books

Characters Speak For Themselves

Let characters be true to themselves! I’ve been writing novels now for a little over 20 years, albeit the early years were more a learning curve than anything else. My first thriller, The Savannah Project, was published in 2010 and I’ve had 6 more works of fiction published since then (one a short mystery) and…

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The Premise Line: A great way to kick-start your novel

Every author, from  beginner to seasoned, must make that first decision: What is this story going to be about and where do I start? For some authors, I dare say most, this is their first big hurdle. Once cleared, they are on their way to writing that novel. Questions abound in the beginning. A big…

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LAST CHANCE has hit the shelves!

LAST CHANCE is here! That’s right, the long-awaited day is finally here—Release Day for LAST CHANCE. Early readers have given it rave reviews. Here’s what some had to say: “Suspenseful. Twist & turns. Surprises. Powerful. Touching.” “Well, Chuck, you do not disappoint. This book is outstanding!” “Finished Last Chance last night. My favorite so far.…

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LAST CHANCE is almost here!

In less than 24 hours, Last Chance will be officially released. That means all the pre-orders will be filled. If you pre-ordered the eBook or audiobook version, it will be automatically sent to your device. (Isn’t technology wonderful?) If you pre-ordered the print version, it will be shipped to mailing address. I’m super excited about…

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Crime Fiction & Crime Thriller Book Giveaway

Today, I have a fun surprise that I’d like to share with you. I’ve teamed up with 60 crime fiction and crime thriller authors to give away a huge collection of novels to 2 lucky winners, PLUS  a Kindle Fire to the Grand Prize winner! You can win my novel BLOWN, plus books from authors…

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By Special Request: Reading Order Explained

  Over the course of the past few months, I’ve received numerous emails, Facebook messages, and tweets asking about the reading order for the Jake Pendleton series books. Some confusion might be that on my website the latest release is listed first, putting them in reverse order. I have also had readers ask which Chuck…

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This.is.DISRUPTION!

Imagine a world: —Where global banking systems are locked down and held for ransom. —Where all cellular and land line communications are shut off. —Where global transportation is halted. Airlines, shipping, trains, automotive… —Where hospital rooms are hacked and life support systems disabled. —Where all defense satellites are rendered inert. —Where power grids across the…

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First Amazon review of DISRUPTION

Check it out, my first Amazon review of #DISRUPTION by lq— A FIVE-STAR! “Loved this book! It takes a basic premise: that everyone has been hacked and is divided by those that know it and those that don’t know it. From that premise, the author has created a complex thriller spanning continents and surrounding the…

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Pat Conroy: A Man Who Never Forgot His Past

  As you may or may not know, another great author has passed away. On the Friday evening, March 4, 2016, New York Times bestselling author Pat Conroy lost his battle with pancreatic cancer. Unlike many authors who hit the big time by having several of his novels turned into movies, Pat never forgot his…

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