My love of storytelling traces
back to my step-mother, who spun wonderful fantasy stories when I was child. I
finished my first novel at sixteen. That first attempt was terrible, but taught
me quite a bit about story construction. Though I would start numerous other
projects in the following years, I wouldn’t actually complete another book for
another 21 years.Â
I wasn’t idle in that time,Â though. I earned a degree in engineering, married the love of my life, workedÂ as a semi- truck driver crisscrossing the country,Â moved from Texas toÂ North Dakota and then came back home.Â
It’s been a fun and interestingÂ journey. I really enjoy engineering, but writing was my first passion, and I’mÂ excited to share it with you.
I currently live in West TexasÂ with my wife and our two adorable (but weird) cats.
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“No one knows howÂ human genetics evolved to create Mirrors. No one knows how the evidence of aÂ criminalâ€™s last horrendous act can be confirmed in a single gaze of a childâ€™sÂ silvered eyes. But just because science canâ€™t explain something doesnâ€™t mean it
canâ€™t be used, and this gift is simply too valuable to ignore.
Twins Thomas and Ashley Ross have grown up knowing they would
be used as Mirrors for the â€œgoodâ€ of humanity. When their powers mature at age
twelve, they are taken weekly to fulfill their role. By reliving the most heinous crimesÂ from a perpetratorsâ€™ perspective, they alone can assure that no innocent peopleÂ will be executed, and that the worst offenders are not set free due to lack of
evidence.Justice is not without cost, however. Taking on theÂ memories of others is a destructive process, one that quickly consumes theÂ children involved until most take their own lives. As despair threatens toÂ drown Thomas and Ashley, a distant hope keeps them from succumbing: If they canÂ make it to their eighteenth birthday, their contract with the government willÂ be fulfilled. Changing views on the morality of their role threatens to tearÂ them apart, but the twins struggle to cling to each other and try to constructÂ a fragile life above the weekly flood of horrors.Â
As their work takes it toll, however, a newÂ question emerges: does survival even matter when youâ€™re already broken beyondÂ repair?”
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