God's First Light



Our very lives hang in the balance of what we believe to be true. God’s First Light is a faith-based thriller about a prophetic little girl who must convince a brilliant physicist to unleash a primordial light not seen since the dawn of creation. A light with the power to disarm a rogue dictator who had threatened the United States with a nuclear strike if they did not lift sanctions within seven days. No one, not even the president, took the threat seriously. Dismissed and ridiculed, Rachel plunged into the teeth of a deadly storm to save us from ourselves. It is a story of courage and conviction, of purpose and identity, and will uplift and inspire all who read it.

Not Violating HIPAA: BASELINE (Author Interview)



Not Violating HIPAA looks like a great book.  What can you tell us about it?

An emergency department is set on an alternate Olympic Peninsula (WA, USA), which recently cracked off the mainland (spoiler: not a typical tectonic event). Many ED employees live with psychiatric personality disorders. Most of the nursing staff side-gig as pirates. A storytelling pharmacy tech reprograms personalities, a pediatric nurse runs a crime family, and an environmental services detective solves criminal cases while cleaning rooms.

The style is sort of humorous slipstream, mixing science fiction, fantasy, alternate reality, and medical fiction. Mr. Brogath, Teller of tales (https://www.fiverr.com/brogath) calls my writing style “medical pulp.”

Oleksandr Pitura (https://www.freelancer.com/u/abudaby) is a great illustrator. I met him just before Russia invaded his country. His wife is a nurse, and they were so busy I wasn’t able to reach him for a period and got really nervous, but I just looked  him up, and he seems to be keeping busy.

The cover designer, https://www.fiverr.com/rebecacovers?source=inbox, is also Ukrainian.

Any plans to turn it into a series?

Yes. NVH: Baseline combines the first two books, Jessica’s Path and Duncan’s Gambit. Six to eight more traumas are planned, which will be told in three or four books.

What scene or section did you have the most fun writing?

That’s a good question. I accumulate little bits and snippets, and I like to write haiku, so there are a couple of fun and easy “breaks.” Bubbabubble Mystery was a blast, and I had fun with Walter’s Half.

What inspired the idea for the book?

My background is in construction, but I had a health scare in my forties and took classes to be a nurse aide, thinking it would be easier. Physically, yes, it’s easier, but wow. Working in a Level one trauma hospital emergency department, you see a lot of stuff. Feet get cut off and forgotten in sinks.  People die no matter the quality of the compressions.

You need an outlet, but I stopped drinking a long time ago. I write as a therapeutic release.

How did you come up with the title for the book?

The assistant director of the emergency department confronted me.

“I hear you’re writing stories. Three things: 1) Be careful not to Violate HIPAA! 2) Fictionalize everything. And 3) Don’t use me as a character.”

Did anything stick out as particularly challenging when writing Not Violating HIPAA?

Developing characters was challenging but fascinating. I interviewed over two hundred hospital employees, asking them what they would enjoy doing on a full-time basis if they didn’t worry about wages or benefits. So many female nurses said they would travel that I made them all pirates.

It’s an expensive hobby. I love writing but hate going back and cleaning it up. I’ve hired friends and pros to proofread, though I haven’t coughed up the money for a line edit yet (sorry!). My wife is awesome and patient, but she gets that look.

What do you like to do when not writing?

I like my job at the hospital and have a great family, including my 15-month-old granddaughter. I’m also active with my congregation and help with volunteer construction work.

Where can readers find out more about your work?

They can visit my author’s page on Amazon or find individual stories on Kindle Vella.



And here are some chapters from the next book, the prequel, NVH: Preexisting Conditions


If you want to see some of my writing research, you’re welcome to visit my Facebook pages and blog that I’m neglecting shamefully.






The Wolf's Lair (Author Interview)



The Wolf’s Lair looks like a great book.  What can you tell us about it?

The Wolf’s Lair is about what if Adolf Hitler escaped Germany during the second world war and made his way to Argentina. The super powers of the 50s find out and send in secret agents into the South American country to find and assassinate Hitler. The Wolf’s Lair is the story of that secret mission.

Any plans to turn it into a series?

I won’t turn it into a series, per se, but each one of my books is set in the same universe. In my universe of books there’s a moment in time where that’s the catalyst of human history, and some books are after that moment and others are before; The Wolf’s Lair is before. You can read my books out of order, for there is no order, it’s just stories of the history of humanity set in my own universe.

What scene did you have the most fun writing?

There’s a submarine fight scene early in the book, and that was the most fun to write. I did research on how submarine fights happen, the terminology that’s used, and who does what. It was a lot of fun to write. The whole book was fun to write, though. It’s an action packed adventure with soul, so I had great fun writing it.

What inspired the idea for the book?

There has always been a rumor that Hitler survived the war and made his way to Argentina. A ton of Nazis escaped to that country, so why not Hitler? There is one picture of him from the 50’s, or at least most people believe that it is him, and I thought why not write a book about the secret mission to assassinate him. So I did.

How did you come up with the title for the book?

The Wolf’s Lair is a reference to Hitler’s base in Germany during the war. So it just made sense to me to make it the title of his new base in Argentina.

Did anything stick out as particularly chllenging when writing The Wolf’s Lair?

Finding the balance between fast base action, and letting the reader into the world of the four agents. Each agent is different, with different emotions, so it was hard, but rewarding, to flesh out each one and still have the books pacing be good.

What do you like to do when not writing?

I read. I love reading. I always have a book I am reading, and I tend to read around 40 books a year. Right now I am reading, The 12th Planet. I highly recommend it.

Where can readers find out more about your work?

You can find me on Facebook under my name, Andrew Duvall, or my authors page on Amazon which is my name too.

Salem And The Sphinx War: The Beginning (Dragon Friends Of Delmore Book 1)



A middle grade fantasy book that both teens and young adults will enjoy!

Perfect for kids who love adventure, dragons, and epic battles!

A young boy Salem will learn his fate the day when he meets Medea, his angel dragon. Their lives have been intertwined together since either were born. Together they will be one, both dragon and rider. Salem is a young homeless boy and Medea is the Princess of the northern angel dragons of Delmore. It is Salem's quest to set out with Medea to fight off evil, he will find out what his fate has in store for him as a dragon friend. It's a dangerous life, but someone has to do it. Salem will also discover the truth about Medea being his guardian. About how she had always defended him up until the day when he met her. Ever since that day his life has forever been changed, he will find the strength to become a hero. Their quest will take them to new places and new countries, to fight against the sphinxes, together they will travel the world. Up on dragon wings Salem will feel at peace, because when up on Medea's wings he won't have to think about the chaos that reeks havoc below them. They fight against the sphinxes to prevent them from wiping out the human race in Delmore and to stop their evil scheme. With the help of the other angel dragons they can block the sphinxes from achieving their goal of world domination and save the world. Salem will be the thing that legends are made out of, both himself and Medea. In Delmore dragon friends of antiquity have fought against evil to spite the wicked and to protect the innocent for thousands of years. That is the path of the dragon friend, and a path that Salem will have to follow. To follow the path laid out by his ancestors he will become legend, the last true dragon friend, a hero. Come along with Salem and Medea as they take up the quest of a lifetime to become legends, to be the last dragon friend and dragon.

Come along with Salem and Medea as they discover the truth and their destiny together.

For fans of The Hobbit, How To Train Your Dragon, Eragon, A Wizard of Earthsea, Dragon Rider, and Wings of Fire.

BUY NOW or Read Now For Free with Kindle Unlimited to start the adventures of Salem and Medea in The Dragon Friends Of Delmore Series Today!

For more information about the future of the series and the books more information can be found at the official website. https://www.armorstrongbooks.com/

Author Profile: 

To Say Goodbye



Mrs. Lydia McIntyre, a wealthy, proud, quirky retired doctor lived a remarkable life while portraying an unassuming disposition to elude the hands of criminals who were invading her hometown – the once acclaimed friendly city of Montego Bay. Her fears were realized when she was robbed at gunpoint just outside her home.

She developed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) shortly after that and was subsequently placed in a nursing home against her will. Overwhelmed with humiliation, she resigned to die in the institution.

The execution of her suicide plan was delayed by a felt obligation to say goodbye to her friend, Nalah, who was in a coma after being hit by a drunk driver. Motivated to visit Nalah, she found the will to break out of the nursing home.

What happened to Mrs. McIntyre while in the U.S. will change her life forever.

The Shaded Eye: A Novella of Strange Musings (Author Interview)



The Shaded Eye looks like a great book.  What can you tell us about it? 

Thank you.  The book is based on a series of intense dreams and nightmares I had.  All the works within the book are based on these dreams, even the poems.  All the dreams took place during the spring/summer of 2022 except for Blue House.  That story was based on an intense dream I had back in 1995 that has stayed with me.


Any plans to turn it into a series?

That is a possibility.   If I have more intense dreams in the future I may do something like The Shaded Eye Vol.2, etc.  As of right now though my focus is completing the next installment in the Contaminated Angel Series.

Contaminated Angels.  Can you tell us more about that?

Sure, Contaminated Angels is a paranormal horror/superhero series set in a fictional town in western North Carolina called Sahalish.  The series focuses on different characters and each book is closed-ended.  So, a reader doesn’t have to read one book before picking up another.   The first book released in the series is Invitation to Evil which introduces the Paranormal detective with strange powers named Max MacAulay.  The next book in the series tentatively titled Blue Beacon is currently being edited.

That’s an amazing cover.  Can you tell us about it?

Thank you.  When the artist Olivia showed me the cover, I was shocked.   The artist asked me what the novel is about.  I told her it was based on a series of strange dreams.  I feel the cover (a man staring skyward at a weird phenomenon) captures the essence of the book.

What scene or section did you have the most fun writing?

That is a good question and one that is hard to answer.  I enjoyed writing the entire book.  I can say putting the dreams, especially the one from the 90’s down in a story format felt very cathartic.  Other than that writing the two poems in the book namely the haiku-villanelle was enjoyable because it has been a while since I have written structured poetry.


What inspired the idea for the book?

Well, I have always had an ability to remember my dreams particularly in any strange dream or nightmare that I have.  I figured why not put that skill to use and write the dreams down.  After that it was easy because my dreams have always flowed like a story anyway, especially the very intense ones.


How did you come up with the title for the book?

Good question.  I struggled for a while to find a title that I felt fit the book.  Dreams are a part of the subconscious…the Shadow World if you will.  I wanted a title that captured that shadowy element.  The title the Shaded Eye came to me suddenly one day


Did anything stick out as particularly challenging when writing The Shaded Eye?

Yes.  Siren Song is personal to myself and my family.  Writing that was powerful emotionally as was the nightmare that generated it.


What do you like to do when not writing?

Besides spending time with friends and family when not writing I like watching films. I enjoy all kinds of movies, anything from horror to sci-fi to romantic comedies and intense dramas.  If the film is good, I will enjoy it.  I just got through attending the Nevermore horror film festival in Durham, NC.  I saw over 13 films in a weekend.  It was awesome!  I like playing role-playing games like Dungeons & Dragons which I have been playing since 1989.  I enjoy tabletop wargames like Warhammer 40k.  Lastly, I enjoy going to different breweries and bottle shops and trying different beers. 


Where can readers find out more about your work?

Well, I have prided myself on staying away from social media which shocks many people.  I don’t have a Facebook account, but I just recently joined Twitter.  On Twitter @SandlerLBryson.  Other than that I have an author’s page on Amazon which is https://www.amazon.com/stores/Sandler-L.-Bryson/author/B07MPCFJ55?ref=ap_rdr&store_ref=ap_rdr&isDramIntegrated=true&shoppingPortalEnabled=true




Perfect Justice: House of Lords


The Primm, an alien race from the other side of the galaxy. Both the males and females of the species are beautiful, erotic, and physically irresistible to any one in their presence. Their civilization is a hive-mind culture of queens and drones that thrive and procreate by consuming life in all its forms. Taralorians are ancient enemies of the Primm Empire. They are a coalition of various species working together as planet builders and creators of star systems. Centuries ago, Primm agents uncovered news of a lone planet in the uncharted Alpha quadrant with billions of new genetic prospects available, rich with diversity and high-grade genetic versatility. 

New life, ripe, and ready for harvesting. Taralorians discovered the Primm's presence on Earth and the savagery, suffering, plagues, and feedings the various hives brought with them. Taralor sent one Taran to stop the evil and conquer Earth for the Taralorian Empire. Despite his advanced technology, super intelligence, and physical skills, one lone man has no chance to take out such a daunting threat. He seeks help from the most unlikely sources imaginable and creates a powerful weapon against the most alluring evil mankind has ever encountered. 

A new war will be waged with the unlikeliest crew ever assembled; the evil they face is absolute, and the laws of men do not apply. Sing Iman is about to drop Omega quadrant justice on those who would feed on mankind. Hinduism and Buddhism describe karma as a force generated by a person's actions, which perpetuates transmigration that determines their destiny. Karma makes friends with no one but garners plenty of die-hard fans. Lord Iman will bring karma to Earth, and karma is the Perfect Justice.

The Book of Morrigan



A destiny he never asked for. A legacy he can’t escape.

After surviving a mysterious childhood tragedy, Sean Walsh has worked hard to focus on his future. At just twenty-three he has his entire life mapped out: A doctorate in history from Dublin’s prestigious Trinity College, and a long, fulfilling career spent exploring dusty archives and sprawling libraries. It’s no surprise he has a passion for uncovering the past, given his own is shrouded in so much secrecy. A mother killed in inexplicable circumstances. A bereft father, with blood on his hands. And beneath the fragmented memories of that time, even darker secrets. Whispers of ancient clans, violent curses, howling wolf-men, and everlasting life—stories too surreal to be believed.

When Sean meets Keira, it seems his careful plans have led him to happiness far greater than he ever dreamed. But his family’s legacy is more than just an emotional scar; it’s written into his blood. If he doesn’t face his destiny, Sean could be consumed by the darkness he abhors, and destroy the one person he cares for most.



Bypass looks like a great book.  What can you tell us about it?

The book tries to highlight the beauty in the extraordinary and ordinary.  From grocery store receipts to junk mail, from a fictional family named The Words, Bypass is the story of you, me, and that which dwells in the imagination.  The thoughts never said.  The sentences never written.  The reality never lived.  

Any plans to turn it into a series?


What story did you have the most fun writing?

The story about the two swimmers was by far, my favorite.  Growing up I was one of many other kids who participated in endless swim races to the dock. Recently I went back to the lake only to find that the next generation was also racing to the dock.  I was inspired to think that even in this day and age, some things truly do not change. 

What inspired the idea for the book?

In September of 2019 I was awaiting the results of the New York State bar exam.  As you can imagine, I was incredibly anxious and each day seemed painfully long.  I was inspired by the work of author and NavySeal Mark Divine, who believes that you are capable of 20 times what you think you are.  While Divine usually applies this thinking to physical workouts, I thought it might be interesting to apply it to writing.  So, I set out to write 100 incredibly short stories. After I found out that I passed the bar, I continued to write...straight through the pandemic.

How did you come up with the title for the book?

Oh, that’s simple.  Writing was a means to Bypass the anxiety of waiting for the bar exam results.

Did anything stick out as particularly challenging when writing the collection?

I think when you try to do something that’s not mainstream, it can be difficult to determine whether it’s accessible.  Will people “get” it or does it fall flat?  Is this too avant garde?  Too obscure?  But ultimately I thought the reader should be the one to decide that, not me.

What do you like to do when not writing?

Where can readers find out more about your work?

Bypassthebook.com but please, do not bypass the book.

Molested With Malice (Author Interview)



Can you tell us a little about Molested With Malice?

Molested with Malice is a urban drama thriller mystery trilogy book series about  a young teenage girl and her brother who go through one of the biggest traumas they could go through that sends there sibling bond into disarray and creates several negative chain of events that’s takes both of there lives on a wild and unpredictable journey of success or death!


What motivated you to write the book?

The motivation behind the book series is the real life struggles of everyday life I have been through plenty pain in my on personal life but life in general is full of so many trials & tribulations for most of us we have to fight each day for what we believe in and choose to keep going or to give up this book is a form of testimony from a certain perspective with plenty of suspense & drama that will keep the readers glued in from start to finish!


What type of reader did you write the book for?

I wrote the book for the readers who enjoy suspense with very relatable content to African American families but also those who like to have to think because there is a bit of a mystery aspect with the story!


Can you tell us a little about the two Smith siblings?

Heaven Gates Smith is a very innocent and naive character at first but she starts to learn how to adjust to the people she encounter and the environments she is forced to be in! Devin Gates Smith is a rebel and is very ignorant to the position & promise he has to be successful in life blinded by trying to fit in with people who should never matter


How long did it take you to write Molested With Malice?

It took one year for me to finish writing the first novel


How did you come up with the title for the book? 

The title of the book was very carefully chosen and it was thought about thoroughly before the decision was made we wanted something that really stood out and that had a very powerful meaning to express the darkness of what transpires in the story I guess the only real way to understand the title is to actually read the the book


Did anything stick out as particularly challenging when writing Molested With Malice?

Nothing was particularly challenging when writing the initial story I guess the challenging part of the trilogy as whole is to keep the story strong throughout keep the readers guessing and to end it with a very traumatic bang


What do you like to do when not writing?

When I’m not writing I love to brainstorm about new innovative ideas I create art in many facets and I’m always creating poetry and music to help open my mind and vocabulary 


Where can readers find out more about your work? 

They can check it out in all online digital book stores my music artist  name is Mr-Roc-Hustle you can search me under that name & you can always email me directly at mrrochustle@gmail.com also stay tuned the Molested With Malice Live Stage Play is coming later this year