2016 IPPY Gold Medalist, Southern Fiction
Following a horrific terrorist attack on the southern border, a handsome, charismatic former rocker and poet, John David (JD) Dothan unexpectedly wins his district in the Texas Legislature.
After the freshman liberal is befriended by an influential colleague, Rep. Ron Martinez, he finds himself sitting on the controversial Select Joint Committee on Immigration Reform with his "first love," Pro-Life State Senator Rachael Logan. Together, JD and Rachael become the public face of the prestigious committee's contentious legislation.
But the two are carrying not only the committee’s cause, but a destructive secret out of their mutual pasts' that could undermine it.
Ever burdened with the stresses of family and business, the poet delves further into his romantic past; even if that past has the potential to undermine his future as a legislator.
With the aid of his sharp but inexperienced Chief of Staff, Tryphena Taylor, he must navigate through a world where nothing is what it appears to be. Through a macabre twist of events that lead to a tumultuous rock bottom, Dothan is pulled not only towards the ugly reality of power, but his own redemption as well.
Coming June 30, 2016
“Doing the right thing means you don’t eat”
So begins the sweltering narrative of District Manager, Mason Dixon, a haunted man serving Texas House District 100. After a constituent reaches out to his office with disturbing information about twisted activities going on in district, Mason finds himself drawn into a game of cat and mouse with a malevolent entity.
While these events unfold, Mason begins dating a county judge’s assistant. Brenna is a single mother who is ready to start the next chapter of her life. Can she and the stoical Mason connect? Or will she become collateral damage to his unorthodox, occupational hazards?
Mason soon finds that the danger has reached the highest ranks of the district, and that the century-old structure where he offices is not haunted, but instead possessed by an all too real menace.
Can a man who is profoundly broken restore order when the very core of order itself has been corrupted?