Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming … “Wow! What a Ride!”

~ Hunter S. Thompson

Thank you for visiting my website, where you can follow my journey to become a published author. I am currently working on my debut novel of a dystopian thriller trilogy set in and about Portland, OR. Not wanting to share too much, too soon, book one will follow Alejandro “Alex” Sosa and Sinead Gallagher through surviving the day that authoritarianism driven by the highest levels of our government, stomped on what little democracy remained, fracturing the United States into its second civil war.


Alex’s started the day with one worry, working up the motivation to get through his interview for promotion to Art Director. By lunch, he was facing the realization that he may not live through the day to come home to his family.

If I die, who will take over as dungeon master,” Alex thought. “Great, this guy is trying to kill me, and I’m worried about D&D.

Sinead has completed her first year as a registered nurse in one of Portland’s top-rated trauma hospital emergency departments. Not bad for the punk girl who was described as a wasted opportunity by her high school teachers. One more day and she is off on an adventure to Ireland to discover her family history and maybe have a vacation fling, she can memorialize with a new tattoo.

This wouldn’t be happening if women were in charge,” said Sinead, gesturing to the swarm of people clashing and cars burning below.


I have enjoyed many creative outlets, writing a novel is a new and exciting adventure I have always wanted to accomplish. Realizing we never know what lies in front of us on our journey, I have decided I can’t push this off any longer. I know not where this will take me, but it is not the destination I seek – it is the journey I want to experience. With Gratitude I hope you care to follow.

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That said, I am open and look forward to sharing and discussing writing with other like-minded people. Please follow my journey on this website, my social media platforms and by subscribing to my Newsletter (in Connect).