Operation Nightfall 

Book one of the Arklight series is in the final phase of editing.  There are only days left before it releases.  This epic cross-genre action-adventure novel is packed full of historic moments and characters that blur the lines between fiction and reality.  Thanks to the editorial prowess of Mr. Rob Bignell this story has come to life.  

I am still on schedule for an October 20th release.  A sample chapter will be added to the website prior to release for those interested.  Thanks to everyone who has contributed to this project!  Half of the proceeds from every Arklight copy sold will go to charities associated with mission work worldwide.  Writing this book, and the coming series, has done far more for me than I could ever have imagined.  I hope people enjoy it and maybe in some way it will help others.  #arklightbook


Operation Nightfall Progress

Exciting times!  Arklight: Operation Nightfall should be back from my editor, Mr. Rob Bignell @InventingRealit, in about one more week.  I can’t wait to put the final touches on this epic action-adventure story.  My friend, Action of Purpose Trilogy Author, Mr. Stu Jones @stujonesfiction, might even write a foreword for Nightfall.  Whatever happens, I feel truly blessed for what writing this story has meant.  The labor on this project has truly done something inside me, and I’m a much better man for it.  Half of ALL proceeds from the sale of this novel will go to charity.  In the short term, toward the recovery of Texas, Louisiana, and Florida!  We must do all we can for those in need.  My problems are small when my God is big!

One more quick announcement, Arklight: Operation Interdiction is almost completely written.  The initial work will require many revisions after my trip to historic Nashville.  I think the second installment will expose many secrets of this great city.  Printer’s Alley, Shy’s Hill, The Hermitage Hotel, and the Cumberland River are all locations I am researching (Hint).

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Never Forget

I saw this image the other day, and it made me realize that infants have grown into near adults since that terrible day.  I salute the families of all those lost, the heroes who fight evil, and most of all the sacrifices made over the last 16 years.  May God Bless America and all those who fight for her!

I hope the children of 9/11 find meaning and purpose in their lives. Although they stand in the shadow of loss, may they find grace in this fallen world.


What is the Ghent Altarpiece?

This large early Flemish work of art is the collaboration of two brothers.  It is believed they created this 11-foot by 14.5-foot masterpiece between 1420 and 1432.  The brothers, Jan Van and Hubert Eyck, designed this 18 panel treasured artwork for the Saint Bravo Cathedral in Ghent, Belgium (Hence the name).  I carefully selected the Ghent Altarpiece for Operation Nightfall because it, or pieces of it, were stolen by the Germans in both World Wars.  The Treaty of Versailles (World War I) saw the stolen panels returned to Belgium.  However, in 1940 it was decided to send the Ghent to the Vatican in order to protect it.

The onset of World War II saw Italy declare itself an Axis power and the Ghent was held in transit inside France.  An agreement was reached and the painting found refuge inside a museum in Pau, France.  In 1942, Hitler ordered the Ghent to be seized from Pau, and brought to a Bavarian castle controlled by the Nazi party.  The painting was not secured until 1945, and was found inside a salt mine in Germany.  Reportedly, a panel was missing from the Altarpiece and it was recreated by the artist Jef Van der Veken as part of the restoration after the war.  Today the Ghent Altarpiece remains one of the treasures of Ghent, Belgium, and a survivor of Hitler’s art theft program.

In Operation Nightfall, I used fiction to bend reality in order to create a plausible historical narrative for the Ghent.  The painting, in particular the Adam panel, contains something impossible to fathom within the actual paintwork itself.  Something that couldn’t have existed in the 15th century.  That’s not to mention what the framework of the painting was hiding.  A secret dating back to the days of Jesus Christ, and a power few have ever encountered.