Name a Character! Support a Historic Theater!

El Campanil promo horiHow would you like the chance to name a character in my next novel?

I’m teaming with the historic El Campanil Theatre in Antioch, California – pictured on the cover of my novel Blue Skies Tomorrow – for a fundraiser for the theater! We’re raffling off FIVE characters’ names in the first book in my upcoming Brothers of Liberation series (working title), to be published in 2018.

Each chance is $10.

Blue Skies Tomorrow CoverYou can either “win” the opportunity to use your own name, the name of a loved one (perhaps to honor a relative who served in WWII), or to create a name for a character. I will need to retain some artistic control, which I would negotiate with the winners. For example, if the name is super-modern and wouldn’t fit in the 1940s or if the name is too similar to another character’s name and would cause reader confusion, we could discuss a solution.

In addition, each of the five winners will receive a signed copy of the book when it’s published in 2018!

All proceeds from the raffle will go to El Campanil Theatre Preservation Foundation’s facility management projects.

Raffle tickets can be purchased now ($10 each) through April 30, 2016, so don’t wait! You can buy your raffle tickets on the El Campanil Theatre raffle page.

Brothers CollageBrothers of Liberation Series (working title)


One fateful night drove three brothers apart.   

One fateful day thrusts them together…D-Day.

As D-Day approaches, three estranged brothers battle the Nazis on the sea, in the air, and on the ground. Will the women they love and the dangers they face lead them to redemption . . . or destruction?

Book One

In 1944, American naval officer Lt. Wyatt Paxton arrives in London to prepare for the Allied invasion of France, determined to redeem himself with the brothers he has betrayed. Dorothy Fairfax serves as a “Wren” in the Women’s Royal Naval Service, striving for the love of her bereaved father and of the man she’s always adored, Lawrence Eaton. When Wyatt uses his accounting skills to track down missing funds from her father’s company, he hopes Dorothy will return his growing love. But will family secrets, misplaced affections—and the seas off Normandy—separate them forever?