Graffiti on the Wall of the Universe

Sorrow Falls book three

Hello! It’s been a while! (For reasons. I’ll get into it a little below.)

I wanted to drop in with a quick blog post to let everybody know there is a NEW novel coming! The title is Graffiti on the Wall of the Universe and it’s the third book in the Sorrow Falls book series. (Book 1: The Spaceship Next Door. Book 2: The Frequency of Aliens.)

Release date is 7/25/23.

Here’s the blurb:

Annie Collins emerged from the wreckage of the last invasion of Sorrow Falls with a spaceship in her garden, a loud alien idea in her head, and—because returning to college was out of the question—a lot of free time.

What she chose to do with the idea, the spaceship, and all that free time, kickstarted a worldwide technological boom. Now, nine years later, it seems as if not a day passes without the announcement of a new breakthrough in something, be it quantum computing, nuclear energy, neurobiology, or some other esoteric corner of cutting-edge science.

The world is in the middle of a revolution of ideas, and the best part? Hardly anyone knows Annie’s involved at all. 

Yes, everything seems to be working out just great…until the day another spaceship shows up in Sorrow Falls.

This new visitor seems just like the one buried in Annie’s garden: same design, same matte black hull, sitting in the same spot in the same empty field. But there are important differences.

For starters, if it’s truly a spaceship at all, it didn’t come from space; it just… appeared. Also, this one didn’t arrive alone. On the same day Sorrow Falls acquired a new spaceship, identical versions manifested in over a dozen locations across the world. All of them just sitting there, not doing anything.

At first.

Who sent these new ships? Why did they send them? What do they want? Annie—with Ed, and Violet, and the rest of the Sorrow Falls survivors—are going to have to figure that out, and fast. Because this time around, they don’t have three years to work with; they barely have three months before the end of the world.

Here’s the cover!

Here are some links to preordering the ebook:


Barnes and Noble



Google Play

Where have I been?

If you follow me at all, you’ve probably noticed I’ve been pretty quiet lately. Specifically, outside of short stories (which I did not tell you about here, because… I don’t actually know why) I didn’t publish anything in 2022. This was due to a combination of things:

  1. I needed a break. One-to-two novels a year is a tough pace.
  2. I fell down a screenplay rabbit hole. For most of 2021-22, I have been working on a screenplay with some Hollywood producers. It’s an original screenplay (The Last Flight of Pelican Six) that is gaining a lot of traction right now, but which is also proving to me how very, very much I underestimated how very, very long it takes to get anything made in Hollywood. The reason I haven’t been as open in discussing this project is because:
    1. I can’t really discuss or share details on a nascent project while it’s in flight and
    2. as much work that has gone into it, and as much as I’ve learned about screenwriting that I only thought I knew, until it sells, there isn’t a lot more to say
  3. General health concerns. I had oral surgery. The kind you have to go into the hospital for, and go under anesthesia and not eat solid foods for a while. Lost ten pounds, though!

I’ll be making more blog posts as we get closer to the release date, including sharing the prologue. I also probably need to update everyone on the published short stories I may have neglected to announce, as well as talking about future projects.

Talk again soon!

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